Toronto Wayfinding

City of Toronto / Steer

Jedco has designed a series of on-street products to support the City of Toronto's new wayfinding system, to help fulfil their ambition of aiding pedestrians to move around the city.

The flagship ‘TO360’ scheme is a city wide system of totems and fingerposts, developed with wayfinding experts Steer. We helped to generate initial concepts, working closely with stakeholders to develop a design language that was unique to Toronto, and appropriate in the wide range of streetscape environments, from the downtown financial district to suburban residential neighbourhoods.

We then produced full technical drawings for manufacture, ensuring cost effective solutions, with appropriate detailing for vandal resistance and the high variables in temperature found in the city. Visuals and photo-realistic renders enabled the city authorities to gain feedback and acceptance of the scheme through consultations with local residents and disability groups.

Following a pilot scheme, Jedco prepared details for a full scale roll-out programme, aiding the stakeholders in their evaluation of manufacturing partners, and supervising the manufacture to ensure the client’s requirements for quality were met.

 

Working witthe lead contractor, Jedco produced a series of product design solutions for external signage and internal flight departure boards for the new international airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 
The design concept for the terminal building embraces the airport’s importance as the entry point to Jeddah and the Holy City of Makkah. The design of the airport reiterates its unique positioning as the gateway to the world centre for Islam. Our product designs complemented the contemporary and culturally sensitive architectural style that was developed for the terminal building.
A range of initial concept designs were produced to explore materials, scale, and product aesthetics, and presented to stakeholders for feedback. These were then developed into fully detailed designs using the latest CAD software. A complete specification was then produced to enable local manufacturing.
Integration of digital screens was key to the success of the scheme, especially methods to cool the items in high temperatures.Working with the lead contractor, Jedco produced a series of product design solutions for external signage and internal flight departure boards for the new international airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.