Call to Artists: City of Toronto Public Art Opportunities and Deadline Extension

Exterior southwest view of the proposed of building for the Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre

Rendering of the Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre. Courtesy of CS&P Architects.

The City of Toronto invites practicing artists to submit their Expressions of Interest to the following two competitions. Full submission requirements, competition schedule, and additional details are located at the City of Toronto website.

1. PUBLIC ARTWORK FOR THE DAVISVILLE COMMUNITY & AQUATIC CENTRE
Ward 12: Toronto-St. Paul’s
Artist Design Fee: $40,000.00 (+HST)
Deadline Extended to: Monday, December 13, 2021 by 5:00pm

The City of Toronto invites practicing artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a public art competition for the new Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre (Davisville CAC).

The new City facility, developed in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), will be a valued community space, inclusive and accessible to multi-generational residents that encourages health and well-being through its sports and recreational programming, informed by community consultation to date.

The artist(s) will be selected through an open, two-stage competition. The finalist will be awarded a design contract and will be paid a fee of $40,000.00 (+HST), for design and consultation services (including contract administration, project management, travel and other incidental expenses), working closely with City staff; project design team; and other partners to refine their concept proposal to the requirements of the site and other conditions for project realization.

Exterior view of the proposed Western North York Community Centre and Child Care Centre with community members enjoying the public realm in the foreground.

Rendering of the Western North York Community and Child Care Centre. Courtesy of MJMA.

2. PUBLIC ARTWORKS FOR THE WESTERN NORTH YORK COMMUNITY and CHILD CARE CENTRE
60 STARVIEW LANE, NORTH YORK
Ward: Humber River-Black Creek
Submission Deadline: Monday, December 20, 2021 by 5:00pm

The City of Toronto invites practicing artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for public art for the new Western North York Community and Child Care Centre (WNYCC). The WNYCC will provide residents with a state-of-the-art community and recreation facility, a licensed daycare and a new park. It will include an aquatic centre, a gymnasium with a walking track, and a fitness centre. It will be a place for the community to gather and socialize; a place that cultivates creativity, health and well-being, inclusivity and accessibility for all ages.

Up to three artists will be selected for three sites, through an open, two-stage competition for artists residing in Canada.

The City of Toronto acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The City also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

Contact
Catherine Dean
Public Art Officer
(647) 458-5657
catherine.dean@toronto.ca

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