Director, Capital Design and Delivery, City of Toronto

Toronto, ON

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of over 2.9 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, Toronto is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. The Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division operates and maintains more than 1,500 parks and 600kms of trails including sports fields, tennis courts and playgrounds, 134 community centres, 135 pools, 5 harbour ferries, 2 downhill skiing facilities, 5 Golf courses as well as a variety of other recreational assets.


Reporting to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, the Director, Capital Design and Delivery is accountable for providing strategic leadership and direction for the design, development and construction of City of Toronto's parks and recreation assets. You will lead the overall management, design excellence, sustainability, construction management, and delivery of parks and recreation assets. This includes financial management, the state of good repair (SOGR) program, procurement, and strategic partnerships. You will collaborate with the Director of Parks Planning and other Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Directors on the delivery of a successful and sustainable asset management and growth program. As the Director, you will ensure that all work activities achieve high quality urban design, service delivery, and standards that meet community needs as well as legislative standards and compliance.


The ideal candidate will come with post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function (i.e., Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Project Management). Progressive senior-level management experience in planning and development including capital budgets, as well as financial and project management experience. A strategic leader who can inspire a team of professionals to think laterally while contributing to the direction and delivery of the Division, as key contributors of the leadership team.


To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your resume and letter of interest in confidence online at or to by July 10th, 2024.


City of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and City of Toronto throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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