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