March 20, 2018

Commission | 16 York St Public Art Program, Canada

The submission deadline is: 6 April, 5:00 EST

Public Art Management (PAM), on behalf of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, are excited to announce this Request for Credentials to all professional artists as part of the 16 York Street office project in downtown Toronto, Canada.

PAM are inviting interested professional artists to submit their credentials for consideration as part of the first stage of a two-stage public art process to select candidates to be considered for this new Class A, 32-storey office development.

Located at the southwest corner of York St and Bremner Blvd, 16 York is being designed by the renowned Toronto-based architecture firms architects Alliance and B+H Architects. The project is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.

Additional information on the development as well as images of the project can be found at:

The total Public Art budget for the project is $2.5 MILLION CAD.
Currently there are a maximum of three locations being considered for public art, all of which are in the interior of the at-grade lobby space, however the number of locations being considered may be revised based on the outcome of this Request for Credentials, and at the Owners discretion.

The budget distribution for the locations is to be determined and this information will be provided to the shortlisted artists once they have been selected. The total Public Art Budget includes; artist design fees, administration, travel, engineering, supply, materials and fabrication, insurance, delivery, and installation and maintenance of artwork(s). The goal is to commission art that is iconic, impactful, durable, and requiring minimal maintenance.

RFC submission requirements: For this Stage, PAM are inviting artists to submit a single document in PDF format.

This document must be labeled with the name of the artist or artist team and must include:
-A current CV (or one for each member of the team, if applicable);
-Images of up to a maximum of ten (10) past projects/installations/artworks (up to a maximum of 3 images for each project, if necessary) noting the materials, location, commissioning body and project cost;
-The names and contact information of two references (preferably related to projects completed within the past 10 years)

Please do not submit concept proposals at this stage.

For more information and application details:

All inquiries for this RFQ must be sent via email to:

Commission | 16 York St Public Art Program, Canada