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 has served as Project Director for projects that include: Ontario Line Technical Advisor, Transit Oriented Communities (Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx); Planning Advisor, New Subways (Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx), the Danforth GO Connectivity Study (Metrolinx), the Main Street Planning Study (City of Toronto).
She is currently serving as the Planning and Urban Design Lead for RioCan REIT’s Master Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment concerning Shoppers World Brampton redevelopment in Brampton, Ontario, a 50-acre site at the terminus of the planned Hurontario Light Rail Transit Corridor. Shonda’s leadership with Shoppers World encompasses consulting and engagement with the City of Brampton, Metrolinx and other agencies, surrounding landowners, stakeholders and the public, and advising the architecture and urban design team on design and development considerations which includes a significant streetscape and public realm component.