Shonda is a Principal at SvN with nearly two decades of experience in large-scale urban regeneration projects concentrated on mobility, planning, and design. Her transit-oriented intensification projects create walkable and thriving communities, serving the interests of both public- and private-sector clients.
Shonda has led numerous pivotal and award-winning transportation and mobility-related projects at SvN such as the Dundas Connects Master Plan Project for the City of Mississauga, the Eglinton Avenue Streetscape Study and Environmental Assessment for the City of Toronto, and the Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration in Etobicoke. A significant focus of her work is the link between the public realm, the built form and transportation infrastructure, particularly around Major Transit Station Areas, including work as the Public Realm and Municipal Development Lead for the Hurontario LRT in Mississauga and Brampton.
Shonda recently served as Project Director for relevant projects including: Planning Advisor, New Subways (Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx), the Danforth GO Connectivity Study (Metrolinx), and the Main Street Planning Study (City of Toronto). She was the the Planning and Urban Design Lead for RioCan REIT’s Master Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment for the Shoppers World Brampton redevelopment in Brampton, Ontario, a 50-acre site at the the terminus of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Corridor. Based on an extensive consultation process with the Region, City, landowners and public, the process received unanimous Council approval in December 2020, with zero appeals.
Shonda is currently the Lead Technical Advisor to Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario for Transit Oriented Communities along the Ontario Line. She is currently supporting Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario in engagement with the City of Toronto in order to determine approaches to TOCs that balance delivery of technical, market and community requirements.