Extension for display of Coordinated Street Furniture RFP models

    TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - The public will now have more opportunity to see
the models that illustrate the proposed street furniture designs submitted by
three firms in response to the City's Request for Proposals (RFP) for a
Coordinated Street Furniture Program for the City of Toronto.

    The models will now be on display for public viewing in the rotunda at
City Hall as follows:

    Wednesday, April 4    8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 5     8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 10     8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 11   8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 12    8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    The street furniture designs can also be viewed on the City's website at
www.toronto.ca/streetfurniture or on display boards at the following civic
centres: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall; North York Civic Centre,
5100 Yonge Street; and Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive.
    The City of Toronto has embarked on a number of Clean and Beautiful City
initiatives to improve and elevate the quality of public spaces. A key element
to realizing this bold vision was the Request for Proposals for a Coordinated
Street Furniture Program.
    Evaluation of the proposals under the RFP process includes review by an
independent Design Jury, composed of recognized professionals in their
disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design,
graphic design and the arts. City staff expect to report on the evaluation
results, which also take into account functionality, financial and
qualification aspects, to the Executive Committee on April 30, 2007.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information: Media contacts: Andy Koropeski, Transportation
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