October 24-25


51 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6

Dorsa Jalalian

Dorsa Jalalian

Associate & Senior Urban Designer, Dialog

With a background in architecture and urban design, Dorsa Jalalian’s career spans across North America, focusing on master plans, city-wide planning studies, urban design guidelines and public realm improvements. At Dialog, her recent contributions to projects include the 1200 King Road Transit Oriented Community Visioning and Design, Tecumseh Hamlet Secondary Plan Study, and the City of Toronto Thermal Comfort Study. Jalalian has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tehran and a Master of Urban Design from the University of Toronto. Passionate about placemaking, she is dedicated to creating public spaces that are lively, bustling and welcoming to all. Her approach is deeply rooted in community-centric values, and she applies a Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) lens to ensure her designs cater to diverse demographic needs. Jalalian has been recognized as a Champion by the Urban Lands Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI).