December 6-9 - Public Art for Joel Weeks Park

Five artists/artist teams were selected as semi-finalists and have been invited to submit proposals for art in your park.

Please Join Us and Make Your Comments!!

Proposals will be on public view at:

Ralph Thornton Centre

765 Queen Street East

2ndFloor Hallway

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division working in

collaboration with Toronto Community Housing Corporation opened a new, one-hectare park that expands the former Joel Weeks Parkette. The park is located at 10 Thompson Street just north of Queen and Carroll Street.

The park was designed by the Toronto-based landscape architecture firm Janet Rosenberg & Associates using input from community workshops. The park’s features include pathways lined by river plantings, benches, a shade-tree grove, grassed mounds, a unique water feature, a children’s playground and community planting areas.

City of Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), Gene Jones, President/CEO of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and others officially launched the Joel Weeks Park on September 15, 2012. In keeping with the City of Toronto’s Culture Plan for a Creative City, adapted in 2003, one percent of the capital budget for new municipal construction projects is dedicated to public art. To this end, the City of Toronto’s Cultural Services is administering a 2-stage national open competition as the artist selection process. The first stage is complete with the selection by an independent Selection Panel of a short list of 5 artists / artists teams (hailing from Minden, Toronto and Vancouver) who were invited to develop concept proposals.

These artists’ artwork concept proposals will be available for public viewing.

Please join us at the Open House.

The public’s comments are welcomed and encouraged.

A competition finalist will be announced in mid-December 2012 and it is anticipated that the public artwork will be installed in Joel Weeks Park by early fall 2013.

Thursday, December 6:        9 am – 9 pm Friday, December 7:             9 am – 9 pm (Refreshments provided by RTC  4–6 pm) Saturday, December 8:         9:30 am – 9 pm Sunday, December 9:            12 noon – 8 pm

AND

A viewing for those with special mobility needs at:

50 Matilda Street – COMMON ROOM

Monday, December 10:       1 pm – 3 pm
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