Don Verbanac is an interdisciplinary Project Manager specializing in transit facilities and infrastructure, often working at the confluence of engineering pragmatism and urbanistic aspirations. Don has 20 years of combined experience in architecture, urban planning, transportation, retail and industrial design from Canada, the USA, Mexico, Israel and the Netherlands. For the past 15 years, Don has worked on BRT, LRT and subway/metro stations as well as bus terminals and on-street transit facilities. His multidisciplinary background along with his acumen for complex engineering projects have been applied to intermodal stations, Science Centre and Kennedy on Toronto’s ECLRT, Waterloo’s King-Victoria Transit Hub, and the Mississauga BRT to name a few.
Don has professional degrees in urban planning (BAA) from Ryerson University and an architecture degree (M.Arch) from the University of Manitoba. Don is registered as an architect (Bureau Architectenregister-SBA) in the Netherlands, as a licensed architect with the Ontario Association of Architects, as well as a registered professional planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Don is also a member of the Project Management Institute.
Don is currently the YNSE Project Manager for OneT+, a Gannett Fleming / IBI joint venture providing technical advisory services to Metrolinx / Infrastructure Ontario on two P3 projects: the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Yonge North Subway Extension.