We're currently working on a number of high-profile projects that cover a range of topics, including street design, transit planning, and land use planning.
Scroll down to learn more about these projects and to find links to connect to project-specific resources and information.
Complete Streets guidelines
The City of Toronto retained us—along with a consulting team that includes DTAH, Nelson\Nygaard, and MMM Group—to help develop its Complete Streets Guidelines. Complete streets are streets that are designed to be safe for all users, including people who walk, bicycle, take transit or drive, and people of varying ages and levels of ability. Complete Streets also consider uses like sidewalk cafés, street furniture, street trees, utilities, and stormwater management.
Our role on Complete Streets has been to design the overall engagement process and to run consultations with the public, stakeholders, and technical experts / practitioners.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library Strategic Plan
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library just finished writing their new Strategic Plan which will guide their efforts from 2016 – 2020. Working closely with the Library’s Deputy Director Jason Kucsma and his team, our Swerhun team had a lead role in helping design and facilitate the strategic planning process, and in writing the new Strategic Plan. Over 6 months there were 350 people representing a range of organizations and interests who had an active role in informing the new strategic plan. The direct connection between participant feedback and Library decision-making was a priority for the strategic planning process. This inclusive, accountable approach was well received by the participants and it has been directly translated into the values articulated in the Strategic Plan.
OEB Energy East Consultation
In November 2013, Ontario’s Minister of Energy asked the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to examine and report on TransCanada PipeLines Limited’s proposed Energy East Pipeline from an Ontario perspective. To support the preparation of the report, the Minister asked that the OEB undertake a consultation process. This consultation process will provide a forum for Ontarians to express their views on the proposed Energy East Pipeline. These views will inform the OEB’s report to the Minister.
We are providing facilitation services for the community discussions and stakeholder forums.