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OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Competition Announces Finalists

Ontario College of Art and Design has announced 10 finalists for their Gateway Bike Stand Competition, an urban design contest for the north-west corner of Queen and McCaul:

The owner and architect of the property at 226 Queen Street West wanted to support the creation of a signifier of this vibrant corner of Toronto by widening the pedestrian sidewalk for enhancement to create a “gateway” to these two important neighbourhoods, and to support the greening of Toronto by providing infrastructure for bicycle users.

To this end, OCAD students were challenged to come up with new ways to enable the enrichment of their environment through the greater recognition of art and design within the urban fabric of the city. The challenge cited examples like artist David Byrne’s bike rack sculptures in New York City, and asked students to consider how bicycle racks can be highly conceptual urban pedestrian sculpture, as well as both feasible and functional.

The announcement of the winners of the competition is scheduled for Fri, Apr. 17:

12-1pm, Friday April 17, 2009

OCAD Auditorium
100 McCaul Street

Toronto Mayor David Miller and OCAD President Sara Diamond will announce the winners

Stand in the Place Where You Live
Celebrate Design With
The OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Challenge!

$13 000 in prizes ● 35 entries ● 5 winning designs ● at least 2 distinct neighbourhoods

Join Toronto Mayor David Miller and OCAD President Sara Diamond for the announcement of winners in ‘The OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Challenge.’

View work by the 10 finalists and learn more about the challenge.

This event has been added to the BikingToronto Calendar.

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