Stew Elkins
905.381.2229, ext. 300

Stew Elkins


Vice President and Chief Resources Officer, Principal

Stewart has corporate responsibility for the delivery of consulting services to our public and private sector clients. He is also responsible for financial and human resource matters for the firm in his role as Chief Resources Officer for Paradigm.

Stewart has nearly 30 years of progressive transportation planning and traffic engineering experience in both the public and private sectors. He has managed a variety of multi-modal projects throughout Ontario including transportation master plans, Municipal Class Environmental Assessments (EAs), truck route studies, transportation policies, neighbourhood traffic management studies, parking studies, and traffic impact studies.  He is an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and was Past President of the Southwestern Ontario Section. 

Over his career, Stewart has completed the need and justification, and the public consultation component of over 35 studies following the Municipal Class EA process. As part of these studies he has developed many innovative public consultation programs for clients using a variety of techniques to engage the public and solicit important feedback. 

Stewart also has substantial expertise with respect to access design, circulation systems, and parking design for all types of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and recreational land uses. He has reviewed over 1,500 site plans throughout his career and has developed transportation policy and design guidelines for use by public sector clients. In 2002, Stewart worked with the World Youth Day Organization and the City of Toronto where he managed the development, implementation, and mobilization of three comprehensive parking plans for pilgrims and delegates including those with special needs. 

Mr. Elkins has considerable experience in undertaking and peer reviewing transportation impact studies for commercial/retail, residential, institutional, recreational, and industrial land uses. This type of analysis is a specialized study of the impact that a certain type and size of development will have on the surrounding transportation system.  The objective is to identify the mitigative requirements to accommodate the increase in traffic and to ensure on-site circulation and site design are appropriate. Stewart is specialized in undertaking traffic studies related to the transport of aggregates. 


  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Hons), University of Waterloo, 1993