Christie Gibson is a partner in the Municipal, Planning & Environmental Law Group at Cassels. Christie’s practice focuses on land use planning law, but also encompasses all aspects of municipal and environmental law, including tax assessment appeals and expropriations. Her experience includes representing public and private sector clients before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, formerly the Ontario Municipal Board), and she has also appeared before the courts.
In addition to her law practice, Christie serves as Vice-Chair to the Ontario Bar Association’s Municipal Law Executive, having previously served on the executive in the roles of member-at-large and newsletter editor since 2016. She also serves as Co-Vice Chair of the board of the United World Colleges Canadian National Committee and gives back to her alma maters through the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, Cornell University new student welcome events, and volunteering with the Osgoode Women’s Network as a mentor. Christie is also on the steering committees of ULI Toronto’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, ULI Toronto’s Mentorship Program and the 2020/2021 Cambridge Forum on Land Use Planning: The Emerging Leaders.
Prior to joining Cassels, Christie worked with a boutique urban planning law firm in Toronto practising in the area of development/land use planning, property tax assessment, expropriation and municipal law. Prior to her call to the bar, Christie summered and articled with a large international full-service firm in Toronto. Christie obtained a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University in 2010, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013, and a Women in Leadership Certificate from Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business in 2019. Prior to university, Christie studied in Alberta, India, and Australia.