Boom Buddies honour Pride

June 22, 2023

The Boom Buddies of Waterfront ReConnect: Boom Town are getting a Pride Month makeover! Come see these colourful characters under the Gardiner.

Head over to York St. and Lakeshore Blvd. under the Gardiner to see one of our Waterfront ReConnect Boom Town Buddies with a fabulous new rainbow look for Pride!

Boom Town positions a fleet of boom lifts as street theatre, with a rotating cast of characters that help the city welcome the changing seasons. Design teams 5468796 Architecture and Toronto’s Office In Search Of drew inspiration from the ongoing transformation of the Gardiner Expressway and the familiar presence of equipment deployed to inspect and maintain the structure.

This month, Boom Town celebrates Pride, a time for communal joy, expression, courage, and protest for the LGBTQ+ communities. Pride has always played in public places; at The Bentway we’re committed to enabling a safe shared space and supporting queer and trans creative voices all year-round.

Happy Pride, Toronto! 🏳️‍🌈

Pride events this week happening at The Bentway:

Beanfield Pride Primer Party

June 22, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Join Beanfield at The Bentway to celebrate Toronto’s incredible 2SLGBTQ+ community in the lead up to Pride weekend! The evening will include DJs, drag performances, food trucks, drinks, and more. Entry to the event is free and open to the public, so come by for an evening of fun. See you there!  

Yohomo Love on Top – Sold Out!

June 24, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

We’re excited to welcome Love on Top to The Bentway space this year! This sold-out event features a team of dancers, hosts, performers and DJs. Let it all out at this dynamic, daytime queer party this Pride Saturday!