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10 July, 2013

GREEN LINE EXHIBIT at the UrbanSpace Gallery

If you didn’t make it to Geary Ave Parkette in May, you have another chance to see “Discover the Green Line”, an exhibition showcasing the results of Workshop Architecture’s Green Line Ideas Competition. The exhibition will be at the Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond from July 10 to 30.
www.urbanspacegallery.ca

25 June, 2013

GREEN LINE DISCUSSED AT EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS

Check out the summer issue of Spacing. It includes an article on the results of the Green Line Ideas Competition written by Helena Grdadolnik, Associate Director at Workshop Architecture.
www.spacing.ca/magazine/

14 May, 2013

GREEN LINE DISCUSSED AT EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS

As part of their Innovation Talks series, Evergreen Brickworks and ReNew Canada organized a talk about transforming infrastructure corridors to mixed-use public spaces. The May 14 talk included a discussion on the potential of the Green Line project by panellists Christopher Hume (Toronto Star’s architecture critic), Jennifer Keesmaat (Chief Planner at the City of Toronto) and Dave Harvey (Executive Director of Toronto’s Park People).
www.ebw.evergreen.ca

9 May, 2013

Discover the Green Line event in photos

Workshop Architecture organized the Green Line competition and the event on May 4 with the Davenport Neighbourhood Association and a number of sponsors including: Canada Council for the Arts, Astley Gilbert Ltd. and the Ontario Association of Architects. See images of the event here:

Launch Photo Gallery
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Workshop Architecture’s new website created by Backyard Design is now live:
workshoparchitecture.ca or
publicworkshop.ca

4 May, 2013

Share your thoughts on the Green Line, complete an online survey

Together the 77 competition entries show the amazing potential for the hydro corridor as a “Green Line”. The ideas proposed will not be built—not even the winners—but they are meant to start a dialogue between the decision-makers and the people who live, work or study nearby about the possibility of a unified Green Line.

Please share your thoughts on the future of the Green Line by completing a short survey here: Click to take the survey

4 May, 2013

Here is the full Green Line winner list:

Competition A: Green Line Vision
First place: Gabriel Wulf, student ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Second place: Windmill Developments & Susan Speigel Architect (Toronto, ON)
Third place: Antti Auvinen, student Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)

Competition B: Green Line Underpass Solution
Astley Gilbert first place prize: Brown & Storey Architects (Toronto, ON)
Second place: Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Toronto, ON)

→ For more info see the press package here (zip, 95.8MB)

4 May, 2013

Winners announced for Green Line Ideas Competition!

Competition B, first place went to local architects Brown and Storey—designers of Yonge-Dundas Square—who proposed a simple and beautiful solution to the underpass crossings that improve safety and double as a public art platform.

For Competition A, first place was awarded to Gabriel Wulf, an architecture student studying in Switzerland—who came to Toronto for the announcements! Gabriel envisions the Green Line as a cycling and pedestrian artery connecting Toronto neighbourhoods that would each keep their individual characteristics.

13 April, 2013

DISCOVER THE GREEN LINE

Discover the Green Line at a free community event on Saturday, May 4 from 1 to 5pm in Geary Avenue Parkette (north of Dupont at Ossington).
See the poster for more info (pdf)

3 April, 2013

SCOTIABANK CONTACT

See info about the Green Line photo exhibit on CONTACT’s website:
www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

21 March, 2013

THE GREEN LINE ENTRIES ARE ONLINE!

Check out the Green Line competition entries. On May 4 we’ll announce the jury’s selection at a community event in Geary Avenue Parkette (north of Dupont St at Ossington Ave). Come to the event to share your thoughts on the entries and the future of the Green Line.

19 February, 2013

COMPETITION CLOSED

We received 78 entries to the Green Line Ideas Competition in total! 64 for Competition A and 14 for Competition B. Thanks to all of you who submitted. The jury will meet in March and the winners will be announced at a live event on May 4 (stay tuned for info about this) and at this website soon afterwards.

9 January, 2013

QUESTION PERIOD CLOSED

The question period for the Green Line Ideas Competition is now closed. See here for competitors' questions and the organizer's answers:
→ Q&A (pdf)

4 January, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline to submit to the Green Line Ideas Competition has been extended to February 11.

Also, a pdf version of Map A has been added to the files available to download here:
www.greenlinetoronto.ca/downloads.html

4 January, 2013

GREEN LINE IN THE PRESS

Helena Grdadolnik, the Green Line competition organizer, was interviewed by John Lorinc in the Globe and Mail and by Matt Galloway on CBC Radio's Metro Morning:
www.theglobeandmail.com
www.cbc.ca

See other press on the Green Line Ideas Competition here:
www.spacingtoronto.ca  
www.blogto.com  
www.treehugger.com
www.thestar.com
www.dirt.asla.org
www.bdonline.co.uk
www.canadianarchitect.com
www.canadianinteriors.com

4 December, 2012

Competition now open!

The Green Line Ideas Competition is now open!
Questions are due by January 7. Deadline is February 4.

→ Download the press release (pdf)

28 November, 2012

Competition launch

The Green Line Ideas Competition is launching soon! Come back to greenlinetoronto.ca on December 5. Also, check out Shawn Micallef's stroll of the Green Line at spacing.ca