City of Toronto Call for Proposals: Temporary Parklet Design and Build Services


The City of Toronto is seeking proposals for Temporary Parklet Design and Build Services. Up to five design concepts will be selected for implementation.

Temporary parklets are creative structures that encourage people to gather, sit, and enjoy their surroundings. They are an economical and innovative solution to provide more space for people in areas that have limited sidewalk space.

Successful proposals will be installed within the King Street Transit Priority Corridor in summer 2020. These parklets would add an element of fun, visual interest, and added amenities to the new public space areas. The call for proposals also presents an opportunity to support the City’s environmental stewardship objectives, including the City’s aspirational goal to work towards a zero-waste future and a circular economy.

Successful proponents will be awarded $25,000 + HST for design and build services for one temporary parklet, consisting of installation, state of good repair maintenance work, and removal including proper reuse, recycling, and/or disposal of parklet materials upon completion of the contract.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2020, 12:00 noon

Download the call for proposal document here

For more information or general questions, please email

An online question and answer session will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Emily Marmoreo at All participants in this session will remain anonymous.