The Bentway Block Party is back and bigger than ever! Join us on Sunday, August 13 for our annual signature event where live music, roving performances, family-friendly activities, art workshops, street food, and more transform our space into a festive site of community celebration.
Enjoy an afternoon showcase of local DJs curated by ISO Radio, featuring Jelz, Beat Sampras, and dj miss. Throughout the day, catch roving performances by Toronto’s own afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe Maracatu Mar Aberto and dance collective T.O. Waacking. Hosted by Fly Lady Di.
All-ages are invited to create colourful, upcycled pom poms with artist Jillian Jerat, culminating in a community cheer workshop and performance led by PCT Cheer & Tumble.
Meet us on the dancefloor as a fusion of live and electronic musicians take us into the night. Brooklyn-based artist BAYLI headlines, supported by Toronto’s own dance duo TUSH and DJ Sofia Fly.
New this year, Block Party visitors can explore an artists’ market by Toronto Art Crawl – bringing over 80 local artists and artisans selling photography, sculptures, jewellery, fashion, home decor, and one-of-a-kind items at The Bentway Skate Trail.
Check out the Bentway Bar for local brews and beverages and a selection of onsite food vendors. Experience our Beyond Concrete seasonal public art exhibit throughout the site too.
This event is free to attend and open to everyone!
12pm: Event kick-off; Food and beverage opens
12pm – 3:30pm: Pompom Making with Jillian Jerat
12pm – 5pm: Drop-in arts activities and ISO Radio showcase
12pm – 6pm: Toronto Art Crawl market open
3:30pm – 4pm: Cheer Workshop with PCT Cheer & Tumble
4pm: PCT Cheer & Tumble Performance
5pm – 5:45pm: Maracatu Mar Alberto roving performance
8pm: Sofia Fly
8pm: T.O. Waacking pop-up performance
8:30pm: Last Call
9pm: Event wrap-up
What to expect:
- This event venue is wheelchair accessible.
- All gender and accessible washrooms available from 10am – 8:30pm.
- This event takes place rain or shine.
- This event takes place outdoors.