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Reconnecting the PATH: Toronto PATH Wayfinding System
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Steer is a global business consultancy that combines commercial, economic, technical and planning expertise to find powerful answers to their clients’ complex challenges. Answers that help people, places and economies thrive.

Founded in 1978, Steer is a firm of specialists – strategists, researchers, analysts, economists, planners, designers, engineers and technologists – based in 20 offices across four continents.  We are employee-owned, enabling them to provide impartial, objective and result-driven advice that helps clients maximize opportunity and realize value in an ever-changing landscape.

Infrastructure, cities and transport are constantly evolving to meet new demands, new ideas and new technologies. Mixing rigour and technical expertise with an open-minded, imaginative approach, Steer can help their clients maximise opportunity and realise value within this rapidly-changing landscape. The firm works across multiple sectors and service areas.

Their main service areas include:

Commercial and transactions: Working in the mainstream of international investment with a detailed appreciation of specific markets, technologies and assets, Steer strive to answer the complex questions our clients face. Their expert team offer technical rigour and informed opinion to support important decision-making.

Design: At Steer, their design practice has a strong understanding of the relationship between the built environment and movement. They can successfully deliver complex projects from visioning and masterplanning through to detailed design and implementation.

Planning and delivery: The firm’s planning and delivery services support public and private clients throughout the planning process. Their multi-disciplinary team combine technical and expert analysis, as well as best practice in planning, to promote sustainable, integrated and future-proof solutions.

Technology and digital: Steer draws insights from across the company to understand how technology is shaping cities, infrastructure and transport. The firm supports their clients to create policies, strategies, plans and digital products centred around the end-user with a clear understanding of their unique context.

Economics: Economic consulting has always been at the core of the firm’s service offer. Steer is recognised as leaders and innovators in economic consulting, able to combine knowledge of official guidance, within different jurisdictions, with technical expertise and a willingness to innovate. 

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