Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, John Lane received his architectural training at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. John is an accredited Architectural Technologist in the province of Ontario and has been a Building Official since 1988 when he began his career as a municipal Building Inspector and By-law Enforcement Officer. After 12 years of field experience he took on the position as Deputy Chief Building Official & Manager of Building Inspections in the City of Hamilton Building Division, a position he held until 2021. John now serves as the Chief Building Official for the City of St. Catharines.
For over 31 years John has remained active at Mohawk College by teaching a wide variety of building construction related courses as part of the Architectural Technology Program. John also serves as Chair of the Mohawk College Architectural Advisory Committee.
John is currently the Vice President of the Ontario Building Officials Association and has been a longstanding instructor of several Building Official training courses. He also serves on the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility Standards Advisory Council.
John is married to his wonderful wife, Joanne. John and Joanne have several hobbies and interests. Attending many of the local fall fairs to show the family’s Clydesdale horses is their favourite.