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Call for Expression of Interest: Community Arts Playground + Greenspace

March 9th, 2022

Community Arts Playground + Greenspace

Applications due April 15 at 5PM EST

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (the RMG) has a large greenspace for public use and for gallery programming. We are seeking proposals to help us achieve our vision for an accessible community playground and greenspace.

Our goal is to create a significant outdoor space through creative placemaking and placekeeping that will lead to greater community well-being for all.

We are seeking expressions of interest for the following project components:

  • Improve the greenspace through an accessible, artist-designed playground, park, and seating
  • Addition of a permanent shade structure on the level area adjacent to the gallery building
  • Adapt the slope or include the installation of a ramp to ensure safe, physical accessibility throughout the space
  • Improve our front steps to create a gathering space

The project will also include the creation of an Indigenous medicine and butterfly garden in partnership with our partners and commissioning of public artworks. Consideration for these components must be included in the overall project plan.

We are offering opportunities to visit, tour and learn about our green space to help you create your proposal. You can visit the RMG on March 23 from 3 to 5 PM or April 2nd from 2 to 4 PM. We will also be having a virtual information session on March 24th from 12 to 1 PM.

The RMG is an asset for Oshawa and Durham residents and this project will develop a creative, community space for all to use and enjoy.  We believe this greenspace will encourage people to come downtown and experience a recreational and cultural hub.

Download the Call for Expressions of Interest for full details

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