Coordinated Street Furniture Program History
The Street Furniture Program has involved an extensive process that began well before the agreement with Astral Media was signed in 2007. The following list highlights major program milestones and council approvals.
- Pre-September 8, 2006: City engaged in consultation activities to develop an RFP for a Coordinated Street Furniture Program.
- September 8, 2006: City issued a request for proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals for the Coordinated Street Furniture Program.
- January 10, 2007: Proposals submitted to City by potential vendors.
- May 23, 24 and 25, 2007 Council Meeting: City Council adopted the staff report and the Executive Committee recommendations that authorized award of the contract to Astral Media. The City entered into a 20-year Agreement with Astral Media for the supply, manufacture, installation and maintenance of nearly 25,000 pieces, which took effect on September 1, 2007. In addition, the direct revenues to the City from this program are being applied to enhance and beautify public places, through such initiatives as increased maintenance of street trees, development of tourist wayfinding, landscaping boulevards and neighbourhood beautification projects.
- December 11-13, 2013: New “Public Realm” Reserve Fund is established.
- June 9, 2008: New furniture was unveiled.
- April 10-12, 2013: Review of Coordinated Street Furniture Contract
- November 13-18, 2013: Strategy for Continuing Toronto’s Bike Share Program
- May 6-8, 2014 :Agreement Modifications – Creative Advertising
- June 10-13, 2014: Agreement Modifications Update