Our Story

CitySpaces is a leading provider of development consulting, community planning, and consultation services in communities throughout Western Canada. Founded in 1986, we have long been committed to “building lasting, livable communities”, with an enduring emphasis on social sustainability.

Anchored by professional planners, enriched by other staff with specialized experience in urban design, landscape architecture, engagement and graphic design, we collaborate with our clients to solve problems, communicate ideas, and achieve successful outcomes.

The two original principals – Gwyn Symmons and Linda Allen – remain enthusiastically engaged in their own projects, while continuing to attract equally enthusiastic early and mid-career professional planners. We see continuing economic growth in Western Canada and are poised to pursue all opportunities.


Current and former staff joined us from British Columbia and Alberta to celebrate our 25th year in business, and my what fun we had!