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Our Experience

Workshops Ontario
Cities and Towns
City of Hamilton, Public Health Unit
City of Toronto, Transportation Services
City of Toronto, Parks Planning
Town of Aldershot / City of Burlington
Regional Municipalities:
Halton, Ontario - Public Health Unit
Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Ontario - Towns of Minden and Campbellford
Oxford County, Ontario - Public Health Unit
Niagara District Health Unit
Non-profits
The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto, Ontario
Nekenaan Housing
Canada Walks
Green Communities Canada
Walk21
Evergreen Canada & Evergreen Brickworks
walkOn

Sample Projects:

Active Transportation Planning and Design
Hamilton Canadian Walking Master Class
With Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada and Walk21.  Conducted walking tours, workshops and presentations for staff and the public.  Developed strategic plan to promote active transportation in Hamilton, Ontario. 2010
Link to summary slides  Link to Report

Strategic Planning for Active Transportation, South Central Ontario
Consultant to various municipal public health departments. Conducted strategic planning to improve Active Transportation in Brant County, Brantford, Pelham, Thorold, Halton Hills, Haldimand, Simcoe Muskoka and Norfolk Counties, 2006 –present.
Link To WalkOn

Minden Active Transportation Plan, Minden, Ontario
Consultant to Haliburton County.  Produced Active Transportation (AT) Plan for Town of Minden, Ontario. Outlined recommendations for retro-fitting existing infrastructure and for AT supportive planning, 2008.
Link To Report

Dundas St. East Bicycle Lane Project, Toronto, Ontario
For the South Riverdale Community Health Centre.  Initiated a clean-air visioning exercise for community with Metro Councillor.  Facilitated meetings, participatory research and bicycle lane design including traffic analysis and preliminary feasibility study. Constructed 2004.

Gardiner East Demolition and Lakeshore Blvd East Reconstruction, Toronto, Ontario
For City of Toronto Transportation.  Conducted consultations, produced designs for a new multi-use trail along Lakeshore Blvd. East. Constructed 2000.  While with duToit Allsopp Hillier.
Urban Design and Community Planning
Markham’s Cornell Town Plan , Markham, Ontario
As part of consulting team developed concept plan of open space, parks and street cross-sections for 800 acre “New Urbanist” pedestrian friendly community. While with JBM Landscape Architects in collaboration with Duany Plater Zyberk planners.

Lakeshore Village, Toronto, Ontario
Etobicoke, ON, Oversaw design, construction and contract administration for streetscaping and parks for 1000 unit co-op housing development. While with JBM Landscape Architects

Carlaw  / Dundas Neighbourhood Improvement Plan, Toronto, Ontario
Consultant to Toronto Urban Development Services and Community Advisory Committee, Outlined a strategic vision for the Dundas East and Carlaw neighbourhood.  Report and plans adopted by Council in 2000. 

Harbourfront Parks Public Consultation, Toronto, Ontario
Sub-consultant to duToit Allsopp Hillier and Toronto Urban Development Services - Parks Planning.  Developed public consultation process as part of a consultant team.  Facilitated stakeholder advisory sessions with Harbourfront neighbourhoods to identify priority public open space projects.
Parks and Open Space
Fontbonne Place Public Square, Queen Broadview Village, Toronto
For The Sisters of St. Joseph and residents, facilitated group design process with residents and management to design a public square for a new women’s apartment building in Toronto.  Prepared concept and budget for funding proposal.  Constructed 2004.

John Chang Neighbourhood Park
For Toronto’s Urban Development Services (Parks) and community steering committee. Established and facilitated community working group in collaboration with Toronto Parks. Assisted with funding proposal. Developed concept drawings for park and public art.  Constructed 2004

South Riverdale Child Parent Drop In
Designed outdoor play area for children’s drop-in centre.  Constructed 2004.

Lakeshore Village,
Etobicoke, ON, Oversaw construction and contract administration for streetscaping and parks for 1000 unit co-op housing development. While with JBM Landscape Architects
Public Engagement
Health promotion for South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Designing and implementing programs to engage the public on issues related to urban planning and environment.  Facilitating self-help / skills development for underhoused / homeless / low income. 

walkOn Heart Health Program (for Public Health Units in Niagara Region, Halton, Simcoe Muskoka, Brant County and Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge)
Designing and facilitating workshops to promote active transportation (walking and cycling).  Link to walkOn

The Built Environment and Health Workshops—Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
Produced a workshop format and conducted strategic planning sessions for the OHCC a provincially funded coalition of groups interested in building communities for health. Link to OHCC

City of Toronto Parks Forestry and Recreation
Designed and facilitated several public engagement processes to implement park improvements in Toronto.

Nekenaan Native Women’s Housing
Roof top garden designed with housing manager, planted with residents.  Link to gardens        

Minden Active Transportation Plan, Minden, Ontario
Consultant to Haliburton County.  Produced Active Transportation (AT) Plan for Town of Minden, Ontario. Outlined recommendations for retro-fitting existing infrastructure and for AT supportive planning, 2008.
Link To Report

Harbourfront Parks Public Consultation
For City of Toronto Urban Development Services - Parks Planning.  Developed public consultation process as part of a consultant team with duToit Allsop Hillier, LURA Consulting and Jeff Evenson. Facilitated stakeholder advisory sessions with Harbourfront neighbourhoods.

Carlaw  / Dundas Neighbourhood Improvement Plan
For City of Toronto Urban Development Services and Community Advisory Committee, Developed consultation strategy, outreach materials, surveys and participatory design workshops. Synthesized findings into guideline document for redevelopment of public realm in an existing industrial district.  Report and plans adopted by Council in 2000. 
Retail Site Planning and Urban Design
Edinburgh Market Place, Guelph, Ontario
For Omers Realty (formely Hammerson Canada).  Participated in site planning, urban design and landscape design for commercial retail centre in Guelph. Constructed 1998. While with duToit Allsopp Hillier.

Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga, Ontario