Our Team

Ed Starr

Ed Starr


Ed Starr is one of the founding partners of SHS Consulting.

Ed possesses 45 years of professional experience in the housing and planning sectors. His experience includes five years as a Municipal Housing Policy Planner at the City of Toronto and Region of Peel, followed by 40 years in the consulting sector. Ed has directed the preparation of a wide range of municipal housing strategies in every corner of Canada, as well as policy studies on a host of important housing policy issues. His work has also included operational reviews of municipal housing corporations, feasibility studies for affordable housing projects, program evaluations and development of supportive housing programs for vulnerable populations. He has also successfully secured funding for more than 60 affordable housing projects developed by municipal, non-profit, cooperative and private sector housing providers and acted as project manager for these developments.

Several of these developments have won National Housing Awards of Excellence from CMHC. He also currently serves as coordinator of the Intentional Communities Consortium, a group of agencies devoted to increasing the supply of housing and developing leading edge concepts to provide housing and supports for persons with developmental disabilities.

Current work

Ed is working on housing policy projects in Vaughan, Brampton, Strathroy, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Norfolk, and Medicine Hat, among others. He is also guiding feasibility studies of several new affordable housing developments across the province as well as managing the development of new affordable housing projects with a variety of housing providers.


Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute

Masters of Environmental Studies (York University)

Masters of Business Administration (York University)