With help from:
BATOUL AL | ZEENAH MOHAMMED ALI | STEPHEN CHUN | KAREN FANG | KATHERINE JONES | JASPER LEUNG | AGNES YUEN
As Toronto continues to densify, so too has its streets. There has been a gradual move away from the automobile and a push for a pedestrianized city. We are now in the process of moving from pavement to parks. As a result, spaces that have traditionally been allotted for automobile parking can now take on a whole new meaning. In steps the concept of a Parklet.
Toronto Parklet represents the very first time a permanent Parklet has been implemented in the streets of Toronto. Permits have been passed, guidelines have been made. The design includes wood that undulates in a gradual manner from one corner to the other. The result is an inviting space for pedestrians to sit, relax, and enjoy their meal or the weather. Toronto Parklet is located on the vibrant Elm Street whereby its glowing LEDs match the gently lit trees that line the sidewalks. Moving forward, Toronto Parklet aims to be the building block for numerous potential Parklets to come.
Photos provided by Zeenah Mohammed Ali; Images brought to you by the Parklet Team