Yorkdale WalkShop

WalkShops with Mall staff, local residents and stakeholders helped guide a new design for the Yorkdale Mall.

In 2017, the Dept designed and facilitated a WalkShop with local residents, stakeholders and Yorkdale Mall staff to consider a proposed Master Plan for redeveloping the parking lot configurations, street alignments and walking routes.


Input was captured and summarized for the design team Urban Strategies to incorporate in the proposal for client Oxford Properties.


Other Recent Projects

In 2015, The Dept supported the Town of Whitby to consider food and street vending. On behalf of MASS LBP, the Dept of Words & Deeds comp...

Whitby Food Truck Policy Review

Jane co-wrote this revised edition of the bestselling compendium of curious information. Before there was Buzzfeed, there was the Book of...

The Book of Lists – 2017 Edition

WalkShops helped Westbank engage the community on design, priorities and heritage for the Honest Ed's site. Jane co-designed and facilita...

Mirvish Village – Westbank

In collaboration with UofT's Professor Paul Hess, the Dept investigated how people navigate transit and their local walking environments....

Walk Portraits & LRT Connectivity

Dept of Words & Deeds

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