Mary Castel directs Urban Strategies' business development, corporate communications, digital toolkit and marketing team. She works with consultant teams to develop engagement and social media strategies for the public, stakeholders and media, and leads the Urban Strategies Academy, a collaborative employee education program that acts as a knowledge accelerator and cultural incubator. She co-led the development of Community Compass®, our proprietary online engagement/survey tool that incorporates sophisticated interactive mapping functions that allows for deep analysis of how community members interact with their environment. She is currently Communications Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute, Toronto Chapter.
Principal, Business Development + Communications
Queen’s University2010 - 2014
Toronto Tall Buildings2007 - 2008
Ottawa Mid-Centretown Community Design Plan2010 - Present
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
2013 - Present
Urban Strategies provides planning consulting advice for the development of Yorkdale Mall. This has been an ongoing consulting relationship that has extended for the past 10 years.