Public Engagement

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The Laneway Project on Space and Event Videos

Space Channel's Teddy Wilson spoke with Distl's Mackenzie Keast and Michelle Senayah about The Laneway Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Distl that helps to reimagine Toronto's laneways. Watch the full segment below:   We've also compiled all the video's from The Laneway Project's summit on laneways - "Engaging In-Between Spaces" which was held on November 20 at the Great Hall.  

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Success for Toronto’s First Summit on Laneways

On November 20, The Laneway Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Distl that is dedicated to laneway revitalization across the city, hosted Toronto's first-ever laneway summit. "Engaging In-Between Spaces" brought together over 350 community members, industry leaders, and laneway proponents to learn, share, and discuss Toronto's current efforts to improve and enhance it's laneways. Moderated by CBC's Mary Wiens, the event featured five panellists with diverse backgrounds - each working in...

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Draking, and why we should all get behind it

So, Draking’s a thing now. Smiling Drizzies are popping up on wheelchair signs across "The 6", cluttering Instagram feeds and making subway platforms just a little brighter. But there’s something deeper going on here. If stop sign interventions have taught us anything, it's that a strong message can hit home with a clever twist. And, putting aside the issues around vandalism and safety, stickers can be a powerful platform for engagement. Playful dialogue...

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Distl Hosts NXT City Night

On August 14, 2014, Distl and our partners hosted  NXT City Night. Providing the backdrop for the awards ceremony of the inaugural NXT City Prize, NXT City Night was a celebration of improving public space in Toronto. Highlighting innovative, forward thinking place-making ideas, NXT City Night brought attention to the city's public space deficit and offered flexible, cost-effective solutions for short-term improvement The event took place in a downtown parking...

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Distl Hosts Urban Design Charrette at the 2014 CAPS-ACEAU Conference

At Distl, we're passionate about supporting the next generation of city-builders. Which is why we are proud to have been a sponsor of the 2014 CAPS-ACEAU Conference and invited to hold this year's urban design charrette. The conference took place between February 6 - 8, 2014 in downtown Toronto. To a group of 60 conference attendees, the Distl team presented a summary of current planning and urban design theory and regulation in support of...

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