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Wednesday23 July 2014

The Green Line Ideas Competition

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The Green Line Ideas Competition invites visionary design proposals for the public use of an overhead transmission line corridor (a.k.a. hydro corridor) in midtown Toronto.

The Green Line Ideas Competition site focusses on a corridor of overhead transmission lines which can be found running through many urban centres in North America.

Although the site is set in midtown Toronto, the design competition aims to demonstrate the potential of the particular hydro corridor site and also to foster a discussion on public use of other similar spaces in North American cities. Therefore, the site and competition could be seen as a case study for this condition.

The Green Line seeks to encourage bold ideas and practical solutions to address important issues such as alternative transportation and safety concerns. Imagine the electricity infrastructure as a Green Line — a pedestrian and cycling link across the middle of the city and a public space and recreational amenity to the many neighbourhoods across Toronto that it links.

This is an open, international ideas competition whose purpose is to gather a range of possibilities for the Green Line site in order to stimulate dialogue and action. The ideas will not be built, but they are meant to get the communities who live, study and work near the site to start thinking about its future.

A jury will award $6000 CDN in prizes.

For more information see greenlinetoronto.ca

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