City wants designs for Park benches to be set up in Tansley Woods Park

News 100 redBy Staff

April 30th, 2019



The city has put out a Request for Proposals for Public Art Benches – Tansley Woods Park

The deadline: Monday June 3, 2019

Budget: $4,500 CAD (design only)

The City of Burlington invites professional artists to submit proposals for a series of benches that will be installed in Tansley Woods Park (4100 Kilmer Dr, Burlington, ON).

Artists are asked to submit a proposal for three (3) designs that will be used to produce custom laser cut panels that will be installed in the backrest of the benches. A maximum of 12 benches will be produced using the artwork. The designs should be related in theme and aesthetic so that all of the benches work together as a series.

The successful artist will be awarded $4,500 for their designs. All costs and tasks associated with the fabrication, installation and maintenance of the benches will be paid for by the City of Burlington.

Pathway - city bench

Surely the most uninviting park bench ever made. Everyone involved in selecting this design should be require to sit on it for half an hour.

Whoever wins the award – would they please have a look at the benches on the Portal area of the city, across the street from city hall – and have a look at what have to be the most uncomfortable park benches every constructed.

Come up with something that is attractive, comfortable and that supports the back of the person enjoying the opportunity to relax and talk to the person with them or to a passerby who might join them.

Click here to learn more about the RFP

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Park benches put on pathway.


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2 comments to City wants designs for Park benches to be set up in Tansley Woods Park

  • Penny Hersh

    While they are looking at benches, look at the benches on the bicycle path between Martha and Smith. They are very attractive, but impossible to sit on. Good design should include both aesthetics and comfort.

  • James

    How many “normal” benches would $4,500 buy? Apparently we’re paying too much in taxes if they’re looking for find new ways to spend our money unnecessarily.