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#WouldYouRatherTO

When Angela Ng and Ryan Lo first heard about the Everyone is King design build competition, they were thrilled. The co-founders of Urban Minds knew that this was a rare opportunity for them to create a memorable experience right here in Toronto, merely steps away from their offices.
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RevelHouse. A couple sitting in front of a vibrant wall showcasing their design consultancy experiences.
Angela and Ryan understood that the new King Street Pilot needed to do more than move people more quickly and efficiently. King Street had to be a place where people would want to stay and linger. Their idea, #WouldYouRatherTO, was one of the 10 winning projects that would form a series of attractive curb lane public spaces along King Street.
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#WouldYouRatherTO is a physical-digital interactive art experience that brings people together through friendly banter. Inspired by the fun, youthful energy of the Entertainment District, Angela and Ryan hope that the informal community poll would be a conversation starter for office workers, club goers, and families who walk by.
RevelHouse. Two men engaging in a social interaction in a public space featuring a wall of colorful balls with an innovative design.
RevelHouse. A man and a child sitting on a bench in a social setting.
RevelHouse. A group of people sitting on a bench in front of a building, experiencing the design.

“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”

How does it work?

  • Answer the monthly “would you rather” question by spinning one of the two-coloured buoys to the colour of your choice.
RevelHouse. A child is standing on a wooden stairway, experiencing the simple yet effective design.
  • Snap a photo and share your own question with the hashtag #WouldYouRatherTO for a chance to be featured next month.
RevelHouse. A man holding a cell phone in front of colorful balloons, capturing an unforgettable moment of joy and celebration.
#WouldYouRatherTO is open to the public at King St and Spadina Ave, in front of Aroma Espresso Bar, until the end of December 2018.
RevelHouse. A vibrant red and white tram gracefully glides through the city streets, seamlessly blending into the urban architecture, creating a social space for commuters and adding to the lively atmosphere of the public spaces.

This project was made possible by an amazing team and sponsors:

  • Lead Designers: Urban Minds
  • Builder: All Custom Carpentry
    Architect: RevelHouse
  • Architecture Structural Engineer: Hamann Engineering
    Graphic Designer: Rachael Ng
  • Sponsors: Beyond Digital Imaging, DTAH, Evergreen, MJMA, Perkins+Will, Mackaywong
  • Photo Credits: Karissa Liu, Mary Wang (Mentored by Arnaud Marthouret, Revelateur Studio)

Follow @wyratherTO on social media for the latest updates.

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