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Denise Gendron

Senior Manager, Strategic Projects


City of Toronto


Denise Gendron has a wide range of heritage and urban design expertise having worked for the city of Toronto as a planner, urban designer and the Manger of Heritage Preservation Services from 1999 to 2008 when she took over the role of overseeing all the heritage approvals between the city and Parks Canada for the revitalization of Union Station. As the Manager of Heritage Preservation Denise over saw the planning approvals, conservation plans, restoration and adaptive reuse of recent and past buildings. Denise has expertise in architectural and heritage planning. having worked for the City of Toronto as both Planner and Urban design subsequent to that the Manager of Heritage Preservation Services from 1999 to 2008. She oversaw and approved numerous Heritage Conservation Districts including the first commercial HCD, Queen Street west, the rezoning and adaptive reuse of the Distillery District, numerous adaptive reuse projects and heritage policy work. She is currently working on "New Uses for Old City Hall" to provide more public access to Old City Hall.