Born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Margaret moved to Brantford, Ontario with her family as a child. Calling Toronto home for the past 15 years, Margaret has always had a passion for — and felt inspired by — the vibrancy of this culturally diverse city.
Upon graduation in 2002 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Margaret joined the award-winning office of Brown and Storey Architects working on public spaces such as Dundas Square and Massey Harris Park. Margaret then joined the office of architects Alliance where she got experience working on planning initiatives for the Province of Ontario and the Toronto Transit Authority, as well as learning the ropes working on many leading-edge high-density residential projects. Margaret then continued her professional education at E.R.A Architects where she gained valuable experience working on innovative adaptive re-use projects such as the Evergreen Brickworks and the Distillery District.
Now, as a Planning and Design Project Manager at Waterfront Toronto, Margaret has had the rare opportunity to be intimately involved with one of North America’s largest Urban Renewal projects. Currently managing several waterfront developments, Margaret also works with the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel. The Panel is advisory to Waterfront Toronto and provides objective, professional advice to designers, developers and governments to ensure that high quality design is a critical consideration for all development on Toronto’s waterfront.
Margaret has always maintained a strong connection with the local architectural community and has volunteered with the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects. An avid designer on her own time, Margaret also enjoys website design, graphic design and furniture design. Her latest project is the Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto, co-authored with her husband, Phil Goodfellow.