Announcing five new projects that reimagine public space in Toronto
*Announcement made on July 23, 2019*
Now in its second year, our Public Space Incubator program invited Torontonians to submit their wild, inventive, and innovative ideas for how to bring people together in our city’s public spaces.
Once again, we weren’t disappointed.
Designed to offer both funding and support, the Public Space Incubator aims to spur new models for the use of publicly accessible open space, whether that’s in laneways, parking lots, parks, streets, or plazas. As our city grows ever denser, making use of all of our open spaces for celebration, social connection, and respite becomes more critical.
The winning five projects include night markets and food training opportunities, renewal and animation of heritage structures, rethinking connections to land through Indigenous urban agricultural practices, re-using mall parking lots as community space, and levelling-up our ideas of play in public space.
As with our last five winning projects, this new cohort will provide us with new models, challenge existing practices, and hopefully spark ideas beyond themselves. We’re so excited to see them all become reality over the next year.
For a listing of past winners click here.
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Public Space Incubator is a program of Park People and is generously funded by Ken and Eti Greenberg and Balsam Foundation.