Malone Given Parsons Ltd. has provided planning, economic and development management expertise to the public and private sectors since 1978. The company is one of the largest planning consulting firms in Canada offering partner level specialized expertise in regional planning, master planning, land use planning, retail and commercial market analyses, growth management strategies, land economics, tourism and economic development.

Headquartered in Canada’s largest metropolitan area, the firm has been engaged in high-profile projects throughout the country.  Malone Given Parsons Ltd. also has significant international experience, having completed major projects in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and China.

Our business is assisting our clients to plan and execute change. This requires the knowledge and imagination to recognize opportunities and identify development concepts, the rigour to analyze and evaluate options, the insight to define the appropriate plan of action, and the organization and commitment to manage implementation.

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Professional Association and Memberships

  • Association of Ontario Land Economists
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association
  • Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Canadian International Council
  • Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
  • Economic Developers Council of Ontario
  • Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
  • Ontario Expropriation Association
  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Tourism and Travel Research Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

MGP Today

Take a trip back in time to 1978, back to the inception of MGP.

2015 - Lauren Capilongo, Mark Chemij, Emily Grant, Lincoln Lo, and Rick Schippling become Associates.

2011 - A-Factor makes first (and likely last) appearance.

MGP’s in-house rock quartet includes Bobby Harris, Graham Pascoe, John Genest, and Steve Vassos.  The guys entertained MGP staff and guests in December 2011 in what may prove to be their only live show.  Fortunately, they can still fall back on their day jobs at MGP.

2011 - MGP opens Kuwait project office.

While MGP had carried out planning and economic development assignments in the Middle East since 2001, it was in January 2011 that MGP committed professionals to reside in the Region full-time.  Since then, MGP has delivered major master plans that together cover about 30% of Kuwait’s land area and accommodate over 2 million people and 1 million jobs.

2010 - Matthew Cory, Christina Heydorn, and Joan MacIntyre become Principals.

MGP’s complement of Principals grows by three professionals with experience in planning, design, and land economics.

2003 - MGP celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

MGP celebrated its 25 years in business in style.  The 1970s themed-party provided a special opportunity to reconnect  former staff and business associates, to reminisce, and to celebrate professional and corporate accomplishments.

2001 - The best company Christmas party ever!

Whatever the holiday, you can find an MGP professional ready to organize an activity and MANY professionals ready to participate.  This event, which included a bus trip, dinner and entertainment in Niagara, was a particular hit … one that every Christmas Party Committee since has been trying to live up to!

2000 - John Genest and Mimi Ward become Principals.

Both of these Principals started their careers as Junior Planners at MGP.  With training and guidance from senior planners and economists, they developed the skills and gained the experience necessary to lead assignments and develop the next generation of professionals.

1995 - MGP moves to its present location in Markham, Ontario.

MGP outgrows its original office and relocates to a spacious new home in the growing 905 region.

1988 - Subsidiary company MGPInfo is established.

MGPInfo provides GIS software, training and expertise to both domestic and international clients.

1986 - Jim Kirk becomes a Principal.

1982 - Subsidiary company Sabourin Kimble & Associates Ltd. is established.

1978 - Malone Given Parsons Ltd. is established.

Howie Malone, Don Given, Lee Parsons and John Boake are the founding partners of what will eventually become one of the largest planning consulting firms in Canada.