Request for Prequalification: Indigenous Design, Art & Architecture in Toronto’s Port Lands

Image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto / Vid Ingelevics / Ryan Walker

Call to Indigenous Designers, Artists & Architects
Request for Prequalification: Original Designs for Park Features at the Mouth of the Don River

Calling Indigenous designers, artists, & architects! Waterfront Toronto is looking to engage you in the design of original park features at the new mouth of the Don River.

Waterfront Toronto is seeking Indigenous architects, designers and artists to create a series of features in the new mouth of the Don River, now under construction in the Port Lands. We’re looking for creative and talented collaborators who can work with the Port Lands Flood Protection project team to develop designs that can be successfully integrated into existing plans. Five specific park features will be commissioned through this process.

Images courtesy of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

Applicants must be Indigenous artists, architects or designers (e.g. graphic designers, industrial designers, sculptors, visual artists, text-based artists, sound artists) with a history of commissions for their creative work, a background including specialized training (academic or traditional) in design or visual art, and community or peer recognition as a professional designer or artist.

This Prequalification is the first stage in a two-stage process to commission the design of integrated features within the landscape of three future parks and valley lands at the mouth of the Don River. A small number of applicants will be shortlisted for each of the park features and invited to submit a proposal. An honorarium of $500 in Canadian funds will be provided to each shortlisted Applicant that submits a compliant proposal in response to the subsequent RFP to compensate for expenses.

Rendering of one of the new parks currently under construction in Toronto’s Port Lands. Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto

Waterfront Toronto is seeking creative and talented collaborators who can work with the Port Lands Flood Protection (PLFP) project team to develop designs that can be successfully integrated into existing plans. Five specific park features will be commissioned through this process. The anticipated all-inclusive budget for all five of these features is $1.5 million to $1.75 million, including the design work in this call, fabrication and installation.

Extended Deadline: October 13, 2022

More information

Contact: procurement@waterfrontoronto.ca

Waterfront Toronto
1310 – 20 Bay St.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2N8

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