Category: Winter 2023/24

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Family Day at The Bentway

January 22, 2024

Closing a season of ice skating with family-friendly programming, an outdoor market, and free tasty treats. Celebrate Family Day in the heart of the city with The Bentway! The Bentway has partnered with the Bata Shoe Museum, offering family-friendly activities that celebrate the history of skating in Canada, including a free workshop and interactive scavenger […]

Skate with the Mayor!

December 14, 2023

Toronto’s favourite under-Gardiner skate trail opens December 16, with Mayor Olivia Chow first on the ice. The Bentway’s 220m figure-eight skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway opens for the season at noon on Saturday, December 16 with special guest Mayor Olivia Chow joining in on the festivities. Mayor Chow will join us and fellow Torontonians […]

Artist rendering of weaving installation installed under the Gardiner with people skating under it.
Winter at The Bentway

November 16, 2023

Winter is back at The Bentway! We’re pleased to welcome neighbours and fun-seekers for ice skating, the return of our signature Polar Bear Skate, free workshops, family programming, art, and more.

The Gateway


A colourful procession of woven arches stretch across The Bentway’s Skate Trail, bringing the northern lights into the city. Yi Zhou and Carlos Portillo’s installation The Gateway accentuates the monumental architecture of the Gardiner with vibrant hues of green, blue, violet, and magenta.

Northern lights behind tall trees.
Northern Lights Astronomy  

The Bentway’s winter installation, The Gateway, celebrates the brilliance of the northern lights, which are at their most vibrant in the depths of winter. Join astronomer Dr. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton for an evening of learning and traditional oral storytelling rooted in her Innu culture.

Skate under the magic of the Northern Lights this Winter

November 16, 2023

Toronto’s under-Gardiner skate trail opens December 16 at The Bentway, with a new aurora borealis-inspired installation, The Gateway The Bentway welcomes back neighbours and outdoor enthusiasts alike for a sixth year of winter programming, launching December 16, 2023. Skaters are invited back to cruise the 220m figure-eight skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway and experience […]