Flat Park Toronto Parklet 2019 – King Stret and Spadina, Toronto, Canada – PUBLICCITY ARCHITECTURE
Approximately ¼ of Toronto’s total land area is covered by streets. Streets are about more than simply travelling from one place to another. The City of Toronto is examining different ways to encourage public life on our streets. A vibrant and animated public realm contributes to quality of life, economic prosperity, and property values. Transportation Services plans, constructs, and manages the transportation infrastructure within the public right of way. The Division seeks to build safe and beautiful streets that serve residents, businesses, and visitors in an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable manner. Temporary parklets are creative structures that encourage people to gather, sit, and enjoy their surroundings. They are an economical and creative solution to spaces that lack sidewalk space. Temporary parklets are intended to have a lifespan of at least six months. Examples of features that could be incorporated include, but are not limited to creative seating, tables, performance stage, interactive public art, and creative bike parking. Temporary parklets are powerful placemaking tools that build connections to neighbourhoods and cultivate a sense of curiosity and excitement in our urban spaces.