Here comes the neighbourhood


Where do you fit in?

By 2030, 60% of the world’s
population will live in cities


The scale and pace of urbanization is unprecedented, bringing
with it complex new economic, social and environmental challenges.
Leading cities are recognizing this new urban reality as an opportunity
to build more sustainable, vibrant and successful communities.

That’s where we come in.

Based in Toronto, Distl is a young creative intelligence studio responding
to this evolution. We work with community and business associations,
local government and private enterprise to deliver design solutions, compelling
research and thought leadership that helps cities and their neighbourhoods thrive.

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS


WHAT WE DO
Four areas of service

We employ a broad range of hard and soft creative tactics to improve and enhance streetscapes and neighbourhoods.

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INTELLIGENCE

  • Trend reports
  • Local analysis
  • Custom research

Our global lens positions our clients to both understand their local context and to provide them with a wider perspective on international tastemakers at the forefront of their industries. Using a visually-rich editorial approach, our reports offer clear insight into the trends that are at the cutting edge of culture.

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POLICY

  • Policy analysis
  • Reporting
  • Recommendations

Our in-house think-tank provides insight and analysis on global policy approaches that affect urban growth and liveability. We identify both gaps and opportunities in existing policy frameworks to present clear, innovative findings to inform new policy and programs.

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PLACE BRANDING

  • Identity
  • Engagement strategies
  • Promotion

A community’s image has a direct business benefit. We work closely with BIAs, trade boards and other community organizations to help them clearly articulate a vision and identity for their community.This helps attract new business, investment and residents.

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STRATEGY & DESIGN

  • Urban design
  • Pop ups & events
  • Marketing

For business owners and associations, we consult on custom retail concepts, branding and innovative marketing. We also facilitate site-specific events to attract visitors and improve long-term economic viability. For both the public and private sector, we provide urban design strategy including streetscape enhancement studies and the conceptualization of positive development opportunities that contribute to healthy, vibrant neighbourhoods.

 

CURIOUS IN THE CITY


WHO WE ARE

Hey, Neighbour


Contact us

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Give us a shout!

info@distl.co
647.470.7021

#406, 73 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2P6