“Naama is high energy and a sky-is-the-limit kind of person. There’s nothing that’s not possible. She is very detail oriented and keeps on top of targets, monthly updates, deliverables, etc.
I never had to follow up on deadlines with Naama and the team. They were always one step ahead.
Naama has a real presence and is very articulate. She takes initiative and knows how to get things done. She is someone you want on your team.”

— Theresa Gamble, Brookfield Properties

Naama Blonder

Architect, Urban Designer, Urban Planner
| B.Arch, OAA, RPP, MCIP

Naama Blonder has a bold vision: to change what good housing can and should look like in a growing city like Toronto; with that in mind, she co-founded Smart Density.

Her professional practice combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, and urban design to bring a deeper, more realistic understanding of how cities can address housing affordability and champion inclusive neighbourhoods with more equitable access to housing.

Her work has received numerous awards including the prestigious Ontario Association of Architects’ Best Emerging Practice Award for 2022. To fight stigma around housing, Blonder’s work seeks to inform both residents and industry colleagues about the mutually beneficial outcomes of reimagining what our big cities can look like: greater access to established public transport, shortened commutes, improved housing costs and vacancy rates, greater diversity in housing, and strengthened local economies and communities.


She practices what she preaches, living with her husband and two children in a multi-family building in a transit-accessible area of Toronto, where the park is their backyard.

Naama’s Favourites

Favourite city to wander: Seoul and Lisbon

Fav place to have coffee: Any busy street, but not any coffee

Fav place to watch the sunset: My hometown on the seashore in Israel

Fav park bench: Any bench in an  enclosed playground that I feel my kids can’t escape is good for me!