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Capital Peer Review Panel

The Waterfront Toronto Capital Peer Review Panel (the Panel) was formed in 2018 as an independent body to help guide the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront.

The Panel's mandate is to provide objective, professional advice to Waterfront Toronto’s management team on capital project execution matters for proposed development within the Designated Waterfront Area.   The role of the Panel is to support the highest quality construction and city-building outcomes for the citizens of Toronto.


Members of the Panel are drawn from leaders among Canadian institutional, governmental, private sector (e.g. construction, consulting), educational, engineering and environmental professions. The unprecedented uniqueness and complexity of Waterfront Toronto’s projects may also necessitate engagement of global leaders with construction, flood protection and environmental expertise.



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​Michael Lindsay

Michael Lindsay is President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario (IO). He was appointed CEO in November 2020. In this role, he works closely with his Executive team and with partners in both the public and private sectors to build, manage, finance and enhance the value of the Province's assets.

Michael Lindsay rejoined Infrastructure Ontario as President, Project Delivery, in 2019, bringing his extensive experience supporting a range of innovative public and private partnerships. Prior to returning to Infrastructure Ontario in 2019, Michael served as Special Advisor to the Government of Ontario on the upload of the Toronto subway system.

Michael also previously served as Head of Strategic Partnerships & Government for the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (“IMCO”).

As the Global Director of Infrastructure Planning & Advisory at Hatch, Michael helped governments create public private partnerships (“P3s”), and helped private investors effectively negotiate the terms and scope of those partnerships.

From 2014 to 2016, Michael was Senior Vice President of Commercial Projects at Infrastructure Ontario. In that role, he was responsible for commercial transactions related to the financing, development, and divestiture of public assets in Ontario (e.g. land, buildings, services). His team structured P3s related to energy, transit and social infrastructure, and contracted private entities to deliver services through a range of outsourced models.

Prior to this, Michael was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, where he was a core leader of the Canadian Public Sector Practice. He helped provincial and federal ministries reduce costs, improve service, and analyze the effectiveness of money spent on economic development and innovation.

Michael is a graduate of Oxford (MPhil) and Queen's University (BAH).



Shoshanna Saxe

Shoshanna Saxe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the planning, delivery, and evaluation of sustainable urban infrastructure. Recent research includes life cycle thinking for infrastructure development and examining the timelines of infrastructure delivery.

Prof. Saxe received her Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and her PhD from the University of Cambridge in Engineering - Jesus College. Previously, she worked on the design and construction of  infrastructure in Toronto, including four new subway stations and the Billy Bishop Airport Tunnel. Prof. Saxe is an alumna of Action Canada, a member of the Transportation Research Board’s standing committee on Transportation and Sustainability, and sits on the Board of the International Society for Industrial Ecology. She was recently recognized by Clean 50 as one of Canada’s emerging environmental leaders and was awarded the 2019 Young Engineer Medal by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).


Douglas Tipple


Douglas is a Principal of Creva Group Ltd. and Broker of Record for Creva Realty Inc. Over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in both the private and public sectors enables him to provide a unique perspective on all forms of real estate activities including acquisition and  divestiture, development and operations.


Douglas was the President and CEO of Radian Corporation, Group Vice President of Bell Canada, President of Telereal, Chief Operating Officer of Hammerson Canada, VP Development of PEC Group and VP Income Properties of Nuwest Group.


In addition, Douglas was a Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and the President and CEO of CN Real Estate, a federal Crown Corporation.


Matti Siemiatycki



Matti Siemiatycki is the interim director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, and Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance. His work focuses on delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships, and the effective integration of infrastructure into the fabric of cities. His recent studies explore the value for money of delivering infrastructure mega-projects through public-private partnerships. He also led StudentMoveTO, a collaborative initiative between the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University and OCADU to study university student travel patterns in the Greater Toronto Area.

Siemiatycki is a frequent media commentator on urban planning and infrastructure related topics, and served on the board of directors of the public agency Waterfront Toronto. He earned a B.A from Ryerson University, an M.Sc from Oxford University, and a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia.

Martin Hoenderkamp 



Martin Hoenderkamp is Program director at Rijkswaterstaat - Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management -  in the Major Projects and Maintenance Unit, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management in the Netherlands. He is responsible for the realization of the Dutch ‘Room for the River Program’. Its goal is to provide more space for the rivers in the Netherlands in order to enable water management in case of rising water levels and secure safety for those that live there. At more than 30 locations, measures are taken to give the river space to flood safely. Furthermore, the measures are designed in a way that improves the quality of the immediate surroundings www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl

Martin works closely with project teams and partners in both the public and private sectors to realize the 30 projects. He combines this role with being an auditor in contract management and civil engineering, for which he used to be a trainer as well.

In previous roles Martin used to be responsible for the management, operations and maintenance of rivers, canals and locks. He was also responsible for the Maasroute program the renovation and extension of the locks in the river.

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