Everyone is King: Design Build Competition
Temporary Public Space Installations | Submission Deadline: February 15
Durable Destination Parklets | Expression of Interest Deadline: January 29
The City of Toronto has launched the Everyone is King Design Build Competition. This is an opportunity to be part of and contribute to the rethinking of King Street. The intent of the competition is to create a series of attractive curb lane public spaces on King Street for all to enjoy.
The King Street Transit Pilot began in November 2017, exploring bold, transformative ideas on how to redesign the street and test a range of options to improve streetcar transit reliability, capacity and efficiency. The Pilot also aims to improve place-making and support economic prosperity.
As part of the Pilot, 19 new curb lane public spaces between Bathurst and Jarvis are being created. In December 2017, the spaces were delineated by planters. Local businesses have the opportunity to use the public spaces on their blocks between now and the end of the Pilot (December 2018). Spaces that have not been claimed by local businesses will be included in the Competition. Businesses can choose to animate the space on their own or can have the space designed through the Competition. Once we have heard from the businesses, the total number of spaces will be confirmed and identified. Two of these spaces will be reserved for Durable Destination Parklets and the rest for Temporary Public Space installations.
The public space depths vary between 1.95 to 2.45m and lengths from 15 to 138m. The planters defining the public spaces can be incorporated or excluded from future designs if replaced with other safety measures. Most spaces do not have a power source. Adjustments to the size and location of the public spaces may be required during the year.
There are two streams to this design competition:
1. Temporary Public Space Installations (submission deadline: February 15)
2. Durable Destination Parklets (expression of interest deadline: January 29)
For more information, including submission/application information, please visit the competition website.