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Green Line Ideas Competition

Location :
Submission Deadline :
Registration Deadline :
Award :
a total of $6000 CDN
Jury Members :
Shawn Micallef, Joe Lobko, Diana Gerrard, Evan Castel, Netami Stuart.
Type :
Open to all, International, Student Competition
Admission fee :
$25 CDN,$50 CDN

This is an open, international ideas competition whose purpose is to gather a range of possibilities for the Green Line site in order to stimulate dialogue and action. The ideas will not be built, but they are meant to get the communities who live, study and work near the site to start thinking about its future.


This design competition aims to demonstrate the potential of the particular hydro corridor site and also to foster a discussion on public use of other similar spaces in North American cities. Imagine the electricity infrastructure as a Green Line — a pedestrian and cycling link across the middle of the city and a public space and recreational amenity to the many neighbourhoods across Toronto that it links.

Competition Objectives

There are two Green Line competition streams: the Green Line Vision and the Green Line Underpass Solution.

  • Competition A – Green Line Vision
  • Competition B – Green Line Underpass Solution


  • Dec 04, 2012—Competition opens
  • Jan 07, 2013—Questions deadline
  • Feb 04, 2013—Submissions due
  • May 04, 2013—Winners are announced


Evaluation of submissions will be based on:

  • Design innovation of the proposal in response to the competition objectives
  • Responsiveness of the proposal to the site and its context
  • Quality and clarity of presentation materials


  • Shawn Micallef
  • Joe Lobko
  • Diana Gerrard
  • Evan Castel
  • Netami Stuart


The jury will award $6000 CDN in cash prizes for the competition as below:
Competition A – Green Line Vision

  • The first place prize is $3000, second place is $1,000 and third place is $500.
  • The prizes for Competition A are made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects.

Competition B – Green Line Underpass Solution

  • The Ashley Gilbert First Place Prize is $1,000 and second place is $500.
  • The prizes for Competition B are made possible through the generous support of Ashley Gilbert who are also the competition’s print sponsor.


To be eligible for the Green Line Ideas Competition, you must be a member of the Toronto Society of Architects. Membership with the TSA is open to anyone.

  • Student memberships are $25 CDN.
  • Full memberships are $50 CDN.

Download competition brief 
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