Waterfront ReConnect

Waking the Shore, our proposal for re-imagining under the Gardiner Expressway at York Street in Toronto is one of three shortlisted designs for the space. Developed in collaboration with DIALOG and Mulvey & Banani Lighting, our pilot installation creatively re-purposes tires in an expressive placemaking gesture to suggest new ways of conceiving public space in our cities for the 21st century. The competition survey is live until January 19th. Please hop on and provide your comments!

January 10 2022





Toronto Urban Design Award 2021

Our Thermally Speaking project continues to garner recognition, this time with a Toronto Urban Design Award of Merit in the Elements category, 2021. This particular award is near and dear to us, with its ties to our city and the kind of civic action we care deeply about.

Read the full Jury Report here!

Thanks again to CityLightsTO and Mulvey Banani Lighting for their collaborative realization with us of this special installation.

September 15 2021

AZ Awarded

Our project Thermally Speaking was selected as both the winner and the People’s Choice in Azure Magazine’s 2021 AZ Awards in the category Design – Lighting Installations. Thermally Speaking was among the 22 winners selected from 1,209 submissions by our Azure’s international jury.

Special thanks to the CityLightsTO team, Mulvey Banani Lighting, Artspin, Nuit Blanche Toronto, as well as Patkau Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects for designing such an amazing building to play with!

July 13 2021


National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

The public survey for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan closes June 9th.

We’re honoured to be a part of this project with Adrian Stimson and the MBTW Group.

Team Stimson’s collective goal has been to imagine an enduring tribute to honour the commitment and sacrifice of Canadian Armed Forces, public servants and civilians in helping to rebuild Afghanistan.

This goal includes recognizing the support offered by families, friends, and communities in Canada and the people of Afghanistan.

Our hope through our design for ‘Home Base’ is that we have honoured Canada’s gratitude for the sacrifices made by Canadians who lost their lives or were injured. To examine and understand the mission, to create a place where all people can gather to learn, reflect, remember and heal.

June 7 2021