234 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario

Street Food Vending and Design at the Design Exchange
An exhibition of the results of the national Street Food Vending Cart Design Competition.
Curated by Lorella Di Cintio, Ryerson University, in partnership with Multistory Complex

Join us for the Opening Reception!

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Design Exchange

Teknion Lounge, Chalmers Design Centre, Ground Floor, 234 Bay Street

The national Street Food Vending Cart design competition sought new designs for Toronto's hot dog carts. It aimed to introduce healthier, affordable and more culturally diverse street food to Toronto. It was also intended to foster a public conversation about street food vending, including its relationship to urban and industrial design, construction and regulation of the public realm, community health, and employment. This conversation was developed through the competition's Snack Chats, a panel discussion series on the culture and politics of vending, organized by Multistory Complex; an undergraduate design studio course taught by Professor Lorella Di Cintio at Ryerson University; and through special events like Alphabet City's Food festival and Ourtopias, the 2007 DX National Design Conference.

The design competition awards were distributed as follows:

1st prize: Urban Chow by Amanda Kali Bent, Industrial Designer

2nd prize (shared): Versatility by Abbi Chan and Shirley Cheung, Ryerson students

High Tea by HRH of Darjeeling

MoV-Et by Precipice Studios Inc.

Honourable Mention: Powerstation by Brock Miller, Industrial Designer.

All competition entries and undergraduate design studio projects will be exhibited at the Design Exchange. Competition prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception. The competition's winning entry, Urban Chow, will be prototyped in 2008.

The competition is a partnership of Multistory Complex and Lorella Di Cintio, ABD, Ph.D., Ryerson University, School of Interior Design, Faculty of Communication and Design. It emerged out of Multistory Complex's Street Food Vending Project and Professor Di Cintio's Soft Design Activism research and undergraduate design studio course.

Regular exhibition hours:

Sept. 26 – Oct. 16

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat/Sun: 12-5 pm

Design Exchange, Teknion Lounge, Chalmers Design Centre, Ground Floor, 234 Bay Street

Added by cwhardwi on September 20, 2007