Offices - Toronto ON

  • 4 questions transit agencies need to ask themselves in the wake of COVID-19

    4 questions transit agencies need to ask themselves in the wake of COVID-19

    Transit is set for a major disruption. Now is the time to start preparing

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  • Managing our lifelines: Using smarter transportation tools to move goods during a pandemic

    Managing our lifelines: Using smarter transportation tools to move goods during a pandemic

    Safeguarding communities by studying isolation factors, identifying secondary routes, and using data and analytics to ensure freight arrives in time

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  • Pandemic preparedness: How hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios

    Pandemic preparedness: How hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios

    A Canadian healthcare architect looks at how hospital staff can act now to modify facilities and contain a pandemic

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  • Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    How can cities harness rainwater? It starts with making the decision to forget about paving—and choosing to lead with landscape.

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  • A hospital that feels like home: Community as inspiration in healthcare design

    A hospital that feels like home: Community as inspiration in healthcare design

    Designing a healthcare environment that promotes wellness and healing—while generating a sense of community belonging

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  • Better than before: 3 ways design can ease the transition to safety for survivors of abuse

    Better than before: 3 ways design can ease the transition to safety for survivors of abuse

    How designing a women’s shelter taught one architect about recovery, reintegration, and empowerment

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  • Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Looking to enliven your city with a laneway revamp? Follow the themes of breathe, move, frame, celebrate, and inspire.

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  • World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    Our communities are facing unprecedented change, but we have the power to turn challenges into sustainability

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  • Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Putting people at the center of mobility planning flips traditional models on their head

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  • Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers

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  • Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?

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  • [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    A mentor from Stantec’s Idea Hackathon shares her thoughts from a two-day forum on smart city solutions

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    Stantec Idea Hackathon

    Our inaugural hackathon asked teams to solve our challenge statement: How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for all?

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  • Grounded art: Flooring in healthcare spaces increases in creativity and impact

    Grounded art: Flooring in healthcare spaces increases in creativity and impact

    The right flooring choices can help with wayfinding, healing, and level of comfort

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  • Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    North American communities are switching to electric buses; here are 8 factors to consider when retrofitting bus facilities for more sustainable transit options

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  • ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    Stantec’s smart cities lead Nancy MacDonald tells our research partner ESI ThoughtLab what makes a hyperconnected city

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  • What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive

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  • Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?

    Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?

    Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring – here’s how you can inject whimsical touches into everyday design features

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  • Published in Railway Age: P3s key for Transit Oriented Development

    Published in Railway Age: P3s key for Transit Oriented Development

    Toronto’s unprecedented growth has spurred conversations on new ways to approach Transit-Oriented Development, with lessons for both Canada and the US

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  • How can we build smart cities of the future?

    How can we build smart cities of the future?

    We have the technology and the knowledge to build smart cities for people—it’s time we put them into action

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