Permanent and temporary artwork programmes involving the integration of art, architecture, landscape construction and urban design.

Lawrence Allen Public Open Space Master Plan

Client: City of Toronto
Project Lead: Urban Strategies

The public art strategy for Lawrence Allen allows for a broad range of public art expression, from small scale, temporary projects to large scale to permanents projects to artists working on design teams in the creation of public space and infrastructure.

The specific cultural context of this neighbourhood suggested that the approach to public art should recognize the competition for available capital improvement dollars such that funds allocated to public art should maximize value to the neighbourhood through its participation in the creation and execution of any public artworks to the greatest extent possible.

Through the engagement of the community in the conception, development and execution of public art, it is hoped that a sense of pride of place and of stewardship for artworks created and for the broader community, will be fostered.