Media Advisory/Photo-Opportunity - Ryerson University Interior Design students to create unique bike racks for Toronto's Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Designs on display
What: Judging and Winners announced When: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2010 Where: Room SID 106, School of Interior Design, 302 Church Street, Ryerson University Who: Ryerson student design teams Dean Daniel Doz, Dean of Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson. Glenn McClary, President, Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries Janet Rosenberg, Bike Rack Competition Jury Chair, Principal, Janet Rosenberg + Associates
For over 130 years this 200 plus acre green space north of St. Clair Avenue and bordered by Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue has been a special sanctuary for the people of
Thanks to the creativity and work of Ryerson's Interior Design students, this summer Mount Pleasant cyclists will have the addition of a creative and visually appealing bike rack to secure their bikes while they rest or visit the cemetery.
"At all times of day, every day of the week you will see people enjoying this tranquil cemetery setting by walking, cycling and running through Mount Pleasant. We offer the community a beautiful quiet green oasis in the heart of
"When Mount Pleasant approached us about this unique challenge for our students, we were thrilled to be part of this opportunity," said
Last September, Ryerson Interior Design professor
Unique Design Challenges:
Each design team will work on one site designated as a possible future bicycle rack in locations throughout the cemetery. As Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a working cemetery and a well-established arboretum, the designs must respect and enhance the use of the cemetery for all users and consider road allowances, drainage and the mature plant forms. Due to the sensitivity of the environment in which they will be placing their bicycle rack, special care will need to be paid to the appropriate use of colour and shape to enhance, not detract, from the current cemetery setting.
The proposals must explain how the bicycle rack will successfully work with the existing character of the cemetery. The bicycle rack must function for the bicycling community of
Judging will take place on
Besides the course credit and marks, and having a great case study for their portfolios, the students have an added incentive to succeed including three cash award prizes given;
Competition timeline: January 21 Jury review of submissions; Winners announced, Designs on display - Room SID 106, School of Interior Design, 302 Church Street, Ryerson University April 5 Winning team begins to produce prototype with fabricator Summer Installation of the winning bike rack design at Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative career-focused education, offering close to 100 PhD, master's, and undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Arts; the Faculty of Communication & Design; the Faculty of Community Services; the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science; and the
The School of Interior Design offers the only degree program in this field in Ontario and combines intensive curriculum and in-depth professional practice with theory and contextual studies, emphasizing experiential learning in and beyond the classroom.
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery is the largest private arboretum in
This past summer, Mount Pleasant inaugurated a free Sunday afternoon music series with students from the Royal Conservatory that was so successful the series will return in the summer of 2010. For more information on Mount Pleasant Cemetery visit www.mountpleasantgroup.com or call 416-485-9129.For further information: Media contact: Victoria Ollers, (416) 822-2288; or Paul Tyler, (416) 254-0698