This chapter seeks to identify and better understand the nature and influence of translocal ideas and practices that shaped the strategy, where they were drawn from and how they were transplanted into the local context. Stylized accounts of the policy development process and popular understandings of the translocal movement of social policies suggest the orderly and wholesale movement of policy models from one place to another. The concept of bricolage accurately captures the iterative and dynamic nature of policymaking that led to the creation of the workforce development strategy (WDS). The reflections on the development of the WDS also suggest that such work can be grouped into three stages, namely percolation, opportunity and synthesis that may broadly represent the policymaking process. While Toronto's WDS was shaped by highly mobile translocal ideas and practices, ultimately it was also a product of the unique local institutional context.