John D. Tofflemire, P.Eng.
Director of Community Services, Municipality of Leamington
Over the past 30 years, John D. Tofflemire, P.Eng., has led the development of significant municipal engineering projects for the City of Windsor and the Municipality of Leamington.
As Windsor’s Commissioner of Traffic Engineering and subsequently City Engineer and General Manager of Public Works, Tofflemire managed multi-million-dollar capital works budgets and supervised several hundred staff. Today, residents and visitors can find his fingerprints on many of the city’s major developments, including the city’s computerized traffic control system, Windsor Riverfront Plaza, Casino Windsor, City Hall Square Precinct, Tunnel Plaza, Walker Road CP Rail Grade Separation, and the largest capital works project ever undertaken in Windsor–the $110-million expansion of the Lou Romano Water Reclamation Plant. He also spearheaded such community-based planning projects as the Windsor Area Long Range Transportation Study, the Bicycle Use Master Plan, the Strategic Rail Study and the Environmental Master Plan.
In 2006, Tofflemire joined the Municipality of Leamington as Director of Community Services and responsible for a large portfolio, including engineering, operations, environmental services, and culture and recreation. Under his leadership, one of the municipality’s long-awaited projects–the $40-million expansion of the Leamington Pollution Control Centre–was designed and tendered. His ability to manage multi-faceted projects and build teams of talented people has been instrumental in solving several longstanding issues, including constructing the East Side Arterial Road, developing a master plan for water supply and negotiating provision of sewage treatment to large, private-sector industries.
A devoted advocate for the profession, Tofflemire continues to advance engineering’s profile and body of knowledge as a sought-after conference speaker and sessional instructor on traffic engineering and transportation planning at the University of Windsor.