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Our Team

Richard + Wintrup’s core team is made up of results-driven professional entrepreneurs who are experts in their respective fields. We commit to every project with the same intention - no matter the scope, it is conducted with urgency and the utmost attention to detail. Each member of our core team runs their own respective urban planning firms - each with a different style and perspective. We are truly blessed to have them a part of R + W for this reason! We support their vision and their path forward.

Creative. Agile. Trusted. Respected.


John Wintrup

B.A. (Hons), M.Sc.Pl., MCIP, RPP,
® Green Associate


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  • Development Advisory & Approvals – small scale to large scale

  • Development plans, secondary plans and zoning bylaws

  • Land Expropriation Support

  • Litigation support

  • Facilitation & Engagement

  • Project Management


John S. Wintrup is a professional planner with accreditation in the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Congress of New Urbanism, LEED, and the American Institute of Certified Planners with experience in over 2,000 developments, ranging from occupancy permits to composing specific area and general plans, from small scale infill housing to large scale brown, grey and greenfield developments, from rural agricultural areas to downtown cores.

John acquired a thorough knowledge of municipal and provincial planning systems through authoring/amending several general [development] plans, specific area [secondary] plans, and zoning by-laws; and thousands of development applications.

John has provided zoning and planning expertise in testimony at various municipal tribunals, the Manitoba Municipal Board, the Manitoba Land Value Appraisal Commission, and the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench. Appointed by the Province of Manitoba in 2019 to the Provincial Working Group, to provide Government on legislative changes for improving planning, zoning and permitting in Manitoba.

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology and Geography, University of Winnipeg

  • Master of Science (Planning), University of Toronto

  • Certificate, New Urbanism, University of Miami

  • Certificate, Executive Education Local & State Government, Harvard, Kennedy School of Government


  • MPPI

  • CIP 

  • Congress of New Urbanism – Accredited

  • Urban Development Institute

  • Chamber of Commerce