Playful Parklet “High Strung” Opens at King and Jarvis in Downtown Toronto

Over the Canada Day weekend, our landscape architecture team was busy with the installation of “High Strung”, a temporary parklet at King Street and Jarvis Street in the heart of downtown Toronto. This playful structure weaves coloured ropes into a steel frame, creating a screen and shading structure for an intimate seating space. The rhythm and colourful patterns reflect the busy activity of King Street while creating a pause from high strung city life.

Landscape architecture team members Afshin Ashari, Kyle Gatchalian, and Katie Black designed the structure under the supervision of senior landscape architect Colin Berman. It was fabricated and installed in collaboration with LaFontaine Ironwerks with support from Innit Designs for the chairs. We would like to thank INNIT for their support with regards to sourcing the chairs.   

“High Strung” was selected along with three other submissions as part of the City of Toronto Temporary Parklet Design Competition. Each parklet is to be installed in a parking space along the King Street Transit Priority Corridor, creating vibrant and exciting outdoor spaces in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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