Mission and Values

Our Mission

Cities are about people. Whenever we improve the human experience, we improve the city. Therefore we seek to combine forward thinking-urban design and cutting-edge technology to radically improve urban life, in Toronto and around the world.

Our Values

Push the envelope.

We aim to improve quality of life in cities by producing precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic and social opportunity, all while building a successful business. Our bold vision for urban life necessitates always pushing ourselves beyond conventional thinking.

One for all.

We rise and fall together. The multidisciplinary nature of our work requires extraordinary collaboration. We always have each other’s backs. We make time for mentoring each other. We ask for help when needed and volunteer our expertise. We always act with good intentions and trust that others will do the same.

No shortcuts.

We operate at two speeds at the same time – patience and urgency. We push through ambiguity and are undaunted by setbacks because we know that radical change involves taking calculated risks and occasional failure. Our ideas are made stronger by rigorous analysis, attention to detail and thoughtful iteration. We always act with the highest ethical standards.

Always open.

We believe that by being open we make the extraordinary possible. We default to transparency. We embrace new ideas, different perspectives and diverse backgrounds. We recognize that we don’t have all the answers, so we listen, are empathetic and are willing to compromise. We foster an inclusive environment where everyone can flourish and be their best selves.

Uncommon courtesy.

When together, we are attentive and use each other’s time wisely. We deliver as promised. We flag issues respectfully and proactively. When making decisions, we question, debate honestly, dissent amicably and then commit. We respect the team’s decisions.