Terry Mills is a planner, urban designer, and writer with a passion for urban strategies. He graduated from Carleton University's School of Architecture, working in a diversity of roles in planning and architecture in Canada and in the Middle East
Returning to Toronto he start up Chizen and Mills a design-build practice. Over two decades he developed an intimate knowledge of the city's residential structures neighbourhoods, seeing planning from the applied-side.
He was a founding member of the Renovation Council he chaired for some years and served on the boards of the Toronto and the Canadian Home Builders Association.
He maintained his interest in planning and governance by chairing the Municipal Liaison Committee developing the strategy for the Zoning Impact Study that led to an overhaul of Toronto's residential zoning to reinforce existing neighbourhoods.
Terry's management and analytical skills led to developing 'Best Estimate' renovation software. This in turn led to online marketing and publishing initiatives.
Terry's continuing interest in urban issues drew him to community advocacy and in 2001 he became a Registered Professional Planner.