IDEAS MATTER. We are constantly thinking about issues that are important to how we design and we strive to be part of the conversation.  Join us here to see how and what we are talking about. We’d love to hear from you too.

Bikes Yikes

Bikes Yikes

Is Toronto’s bylaw forbidding bikes to be kept in a dwelling unit and requiring long term bike parking in all new residential developments adding to the City’s affordable housing crisis?

Bikes Yikes
Designing Social Justice - King Street West

Designing Social Justice - King Street West

Cities throughout North America send their planners to study Toronto's vibrant streets, yet the planners in Toronto have chosen to plan away said vibrancy and re-design it for everyone instead.  By designing for everyone has city hall eliminated that which provides the greatest return?

Designing Social Justice - King Street West
Our Front Lawn: Creating an Effective Pollinator Habitat

Our Front Lawn: Creating an Effective Pollinator Habitat

When the social, economic, and environmental systems of a place are understood it enhances where we live, work and play. Recently, we took a closer look at where we work. Well really, outside of where we work; our front lawn and asked, “could it do more?”

Our Front Lawn: Creating an Effective Pollinator Habitat
Inside the Intervention

Inside the Intervention

Following the success of the STUDIO tla Intervention event, we wanted to probe the creative minds and nimble hands that contrived such landscapes; here's what they had to say.

Inside the Intervention
Downsview Park: Keele Street Entries & Connections Project

Downsview Park: Keele Street Entries & Connections Project

The Keele Street Entries & Connections project improves the interface between the Park and the public realm. The project scope is comprised of Park Plaza, Wycombe Court and Diana Court, all connected by a 3.0m wide multi-use trail.

Downsview Park: Keele Street Entries & Connections Project