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Lorraine Huinink

Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Planning and Development, Metrolinx

Sector: Public Sector
Discipline: Planning/Urban Design
Year: 2019

Lorraine Huinink

Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Planning and Development, Metrolinx

Magic Moment: Abroad, a very proud moment would be my involvement in the UNESCO World Heritage Designation for the Town of St. George in Bermuda. Here in Ontario, leading the early works team in preparation for the Pan Am Athlete’s Village, and our most recent Transit Oriented Development successes here at Metrolinx are stand outs for me.

Key Influence: Stephen Diamond. Stephen and his team taught me that you must always be prepared, that hard work will pay off, and never proceed without a strategy. Those are life lessons.

Meg Davis. Meg trusted me, knew when to step in, and when to let me discover the answers on my own. This was very empowering and drew the best out of me.

Next Big Challenge As An Industry: We must all continue to remind ourselves that we all need each other to succeed; to stay focused on respect and collaboration.

Secret Talent: I can be on any kind of watercraft, in any kind of weather or sea conditions, and not spill my drink

On Championing Others…I hope by teaching the same lessons that I learned from my influencers, and by structuring my decision making so that I avoid unconscious biases.

One word that captures you: Honest