Learn more about the Everyone is King Design Competition Winners by downloading the summary document.


Competition Background

The City launched the Everyone is King Design Build Competition January 11, 2018. It was an opportunity for businesses, the community and design professionals to be part of and contribute to the rethinking of King Street. The intent of the competition was to create a series of attractive curb lane public spaces on King Street for all to enjoy.

Applications were categorized into two streams

  1. Temporary Public Space Installations: temporary creative designs that encourage people to gather, sit, and enjoy King Street
  2. Durable Destination Parklets: durable accessible seating areas or green spaces placed adjacent to sidewalks in the curb lanes.

Out of 74 and 22 submissions received for each stream, the City selected 10 public space installations and two durable destination parklets for implementation.

The tabs below provide additional background information about the design competition.

Public Space Installations (PSIs) are temporary creative designs that encourage people to gather, sit and enjoy King Street.

Date Launched: January 9, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Number of Submissions: 74 Submissions
Number of Installations: 10 Installations
Unveiling of Installations: Rolling out between April 23 and May 2018
Duration of Installations: December 2018


PSI – Frequently Asked Questions

Ice Sculptures, Sapporo, Japan: 3 people sculpting ice at street festival.
Ice Sculptures, Sapporo, Japan
Human Foosball, 7 kids playing “human” foosball.
Human Foosball, Perth
Public Art, Brooklyn, New York: Yellow metal ribbon ondulations.
Public Art, Brooklyn, New York

Propane Heater: couple relaxing by the fire.
Propane Heater
Street Mural, Rennes, France: Blue, black, pink, white and yellow geometric mural painted on the the road.
Street Mural, Rennes, France
Yoga in Minneapolis: 9 people doing yoga outdoors during winter.
Yoga in Minneapolis

30 Degree Seating, Montreal: Angular wooden bench and table combination designed for encouraging interactions.
30 Degree Seating, Montreal
Lemonade Stand, Toronto: 3 kids buying lemonade at a street stand.
Lemonade Stand, Toronto
Giant Scrabble, Seattle: 3 people playing a giant scrabble on the street with 20 people watching.
Giant Scrabble, Seattle

Public Seating, San Francisco: 5 people and a dog seated at 3 red café tables with aluminium metal chairs.
Public Seating, San Francisco
La Grande Terrasse Rouge, Montreal: 2 people playing giant peg game
Giant Peg Game, La Grande Terrasse Rouge, Montreal
La Grande Terrasse Rouge, Montreal: Singer with keyboard on a parklet stage with 3 microphones.
Parklet Stage, La Grande Terrasse Rouge

Destination Parklets (DPs) are durable accessible seating areas or green spaces placed adjacent to sidewalks in the curb lanes. Two City-funded King Street parklets will showcase excellence through the great design of resilient, movable and reusable public amenities. After the Pilot, these parklets will continue to be enjoyed, perhaps in another City location.

Date Launched: January 9, 2018
Submission Deadline: January 29, 2018
Number of Submissions: 22 Submissions
Number of Installations: 2 Parklets
Unveiling of Installations: April 23 and May 4, 2018
Duration of Installations: December 2018


DP – Frequently Asked Questions

. Port de Solferino, Paris: Converted shipping container with glass side.
Port de Solferino, Paris
Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal: Parklet - Open shipping container with benches and plants.
Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal
Clovelly Road, Glebe, Australia: Parklet - converted yellow shipping container with benches, tree and shrubs.
Clovelly Road, Glebe, Australia

Elm Street, Toronto: Parklet - organically shaped wooden seating.
Elm Street, Toronto
K Street NW, D.C.: Parklet - modular yellow triangular shapes for seats and plantings.
K Street NW, D.C.
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston: Parklet - blue modular giant lego with seating and plants.
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Tooley Street, London: Parklet - wooden zigzag bench with trees and shrubs.
Tooley Street, London

Yerba Buena, San Francisco: Parklet - red metal bin with accessible seating and plants.
Yerba Buena, San Francisco

Robson Street, Vancouver: Parklet - additional pedestrian zone, wooden bench with plants.
Robson Street, Vancouver