April 5, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Propose a new, mobile vending cart for the City of Toronto. Designs should support the sale of healthy, affordable food and should consider things like current vending regulations; the conditions and needs of Toronto’s street food vendors; the social spaces that vending carts create; the contribution of street vending to pedestrian-friendly environments; and the cart’s location in Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods, including those without access to healthy, affordable food.
Winning designs will be prototyped and exhibited in Alphabet City’s Food Festival and used in a citywide pilot project. As part of the design competition, Multistory Complex and Ryerson University will be hosting “Snack Chats.” These informal talks will be given by vendors, planners, designers, food security advocates and others. It will be a chance to learn about vending issues like food security, employment, and the construction and regulation of public space.
The deadline for the competition is June 15, 2007. For more information, please e-mail [email protected]