City of Toronto
Toronto, , Canada
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The City of Toronto invites professional artists to submit proposals for a public artwork as part of the renovation of 610 Bay Street. The heritage building and former Bus Terminal will be repurposed as an interim Paramedic Services Station.
The building renovation scope includes: conversion of the existing bus bays garage into ambulance bays garage; renovation of the 2-storey Dispatch building at Edward and Elizabeth Street into staff areas; and renovation of select interior areas within the historic bus terminal building into staff areas. Heritage details of the existing building, including the facades, pillars and canopies, will be kept intact.
The existing open bus bays facing Edward Street to the north and Elizabeth Street to the west will be infilled with new metal wall panels in order to create a secure and enclosed garage environment for paramedic vehicular parking.
As an upcoming development will likely change the function of the site, the artwork will be installed for a temporary period of approximately 5 – 10 years, though the piece may have the potential to be adapted to future locations.
This project is a collaboration between the City’s Economic Development & Culture Division, Paramedic Services, uoai architects, and a general contractor with the aim of completion by December 2022.