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Regent Park Food Partnership REOI

The Regent Park Food Partnership (RPFP) invites food and urban agriculture related organizations and resident groups to submit expressions of interest to partner with the RPFP to operate and program one or more components of the new six-acre park being constructed by the City of Toronto within the ongoing redevelopment of Regent Park.  The components include community demonstration gardens, a community greenhouse and a community bake oven.  It is anticipated that construction of the park will commence this Spring with the various components operational by Spring, 2014.

To read the complete REOI and to fill out the online application form, please fill in your name and email at the bottom of this page. You will then be able to download the PDF. Once you have read the REOI, you can fill out the application here.

Respondents should note that the REOI process is intended to shortlist Project Leads to collaborate with the RPFP in the operation of one or more of the park component(s).  It is understood that RPFP (or a lead agency of the RPFP) will enter into a license agreement with the City of Toronto for all three park components with the option to sub-license to the Project Lead(s) for an initial period of three (3) years.

Shortlisted respondents will be selected based on their capacity, qualifications, experience, program vision, operational plan and other relevant information.  Collaborations between organizations and groups are permitted and encouraged.  Although the park is available for public use, one of the primary objectives is for programming to reflect the interests and needs of Regent Park residents, therefore preference will be given to organizations and resident groups who are based in Regent Park and/or those who have previous experience working in the Regent Park Community.  Those agencies looking to collaborate with local groups can contact the RPFP directly through the information provided below.

Responses will be accepted by the RPFP until April 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM.  Please submit a soft copy of the response electronically to www.socialinnovation.ca/regentparkfoodform.  Alternatively, hard copies may be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked on the exterior as follows:

Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)
Project Leads for Regent Park Six-Acre Park Components
Regent Park Food Partnership
c/o CSI Regent Park Welcome Desk
Daniels Spectrum - 585 Dundas Street East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2B7

Frequently Asked Questions for this REOI can be found by following the link here. The deadline for REOI responses is April 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM.

Shortlisted respondents will be notified by the RPFP no later than May 30, 2013 and will be advised of the next steps in the Project Lead selection process.

It is important to note that this REOI does not create a binding legal obligation on the RPFP, nor is the RPFP is obligated to accept a response to this REOI.  No legal obligation will arise unless and until an agreement is negotiated and signed by the parties.

The RPFP may amend the terms of this REOI or cancel it at any time without any liability or obligation to the respondents. Respondents will bear all costs and expenses associated with their response to this REOI.

About the Regent Park Food Partnership

The Regent Park Food Partnership is a partnership between a number of agencies, organizations and other stakeholders committed to the development and execution of a comprehensive food and urban agriculture strategy as part of the Regent Park revitalization.

To read the complete REOI and to fill out the online application form, please fill in your name and email. You will then be able to download the PDF. Once you have read the REOI, you can fill out the application here.

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