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New Urban Park Design Competition in Downtown Toronto, Canada

A new 2,600m2 park is coming to 229 Richmond St. W in downtown Toronto, Canada. The site is currently leased to a restaurant and used as an outdoor patio. It has been purchased by the City of Toronto for future park use.

The City is conducting a two-stage design competition to select a creative and experienced design team for the new park and is inviting design teams, led by a Landscape Architect, to submit their qualifications for the design and construction of the new park at 229 Richmond St. W. The competition is structured as a two-stage open process.

The application submission deadline is March 16, 2023 at 12 p.m EST.

Timeline Winter 2023: Design Competition Stage One (RFSQ) Spring 2023: Shortlisted design teams announced Spring 2023: Design Competition Stage Two opens (RFP) Summer 2023: Design Competition Stage Two closes (RFP) and public Open House for design submissions Fall 2023: Design team awarded project


The two-stage design competition is open to design teams, including international talent. Each team must be led by a Landscape Architect in good standing with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

The teams must also include:

An architect/architectural firm that is a full member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). If the architect is registered in another jurisdiction and does not have OAA registration, a sub-consultant with this requirement must be on the team.

A professional artist or artist team.

An Indigenous design partner with experience or expertise in Indigenous placekeeping. This person can also fulfill other roles on the team, such as the artist, architect or landscape architect, but should have specific expertise in Indigenous placekeeping.


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