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Waterfront Reconnect projects open at York St and Simcoe St

June 1, 2023

Temporary street-level interventions add light, colour and enhanced waterfront connectivity at York and Simcoe Streets. Following a national design competition completed in early 2022, today The Bentway announced the opening of two projects that explore new strategies for improved intersections under the Gardiner Expressway. Waterfront ReConnect continues the organization’s creative work to re-imagine the Gardiner […]

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The Bentway Animal Parade + Workshop

May 30, 2023

Join us for The Bentway Animal Parade, a community procession that honours the resilient urban animals who live in relation to our highway and downtown core.  There will be a very special guest at this parade who will be meeting these animals for the first time. Please join us in welcoming Little Amal, a 12-foot-tall puppet […]

Register for Summer Workshops

May 30, 2023

Registration is now open for The Bentway’s Summer 2023 workshops, which are designed to spark curiosity, cultivate creativity, and shift our focus towards the natural urban ecosystems that surround us.

Register for Summer Workshops

May 18, 2023

Registration is now open for The Bentway’s Summer 2023 workshops, which are designed to spark curiosity, cultivate creativity, and shift our focus towards the natural urban ecosystems that surround us.

This Summer, Dive ‘Beyond Concrete’ at The Bentway

April 18, 2023

As Toronto wrestles with important questions about the Expressway and its future, The Bentway invites the city to dive “beyond the concrete” and explore the nature of the Gardiner. Visitors will discover a thriving urban ecosystem beneath the highway, where human-made infrastructure intertwines with resilient wildlife, growing in spite of, and because of, the concrete.

Call for Participants: Can You Do a Headstand?

April 10, 2023

The Bentway is hosting a public performance, WOODS, during our upcoming 2023 spring/summer season. Led by Brazilian choreographer Clarice Lima, alongside a team of female artists from around the world, this performance is an artistic call for environmental awareness that reflects on the fragility of the human body and global deforestation.

The Bentway is Hiring: Events Assistant

April 6, 2023

Reporting to the Events Supervisor and working in close collaboration with the on-site facilities staff, the Events Assistant is an integral member of The Bentway team, responsible for supporting event rentals across all Bentway sites, building strong relationships with community partners, and helping to meet earned revenue targets. 

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Introducing The Bentway’s 2023 Public Space Fellows

March 8, 2023

The Bentway is proud to welcome this year’s Public Space Fellows, Celeste Meledath (she/her) and Ella Hough (she/her). Working with The Bentway team over the course of five months, the Fellows will explore the intersection of sustainability and public space design, focusing on how to apply more ecological approaches to The Bentway’s work. This marks […]

Winter Skating under-the-Gardiner returns for Year 5!

December 5, 2022

Toronto’s favourite cold-season hotspot, The Bentway, opens for skating on December 17 December 5, 2022 – [Toronto, ON] – The Bentway welcomes back local neighbours and fun-seekers for its fifth year of winter programming, launching Saturday, December 17, 2022. Skaters are invited to chill out and cozy up along a 220-metre figure-eight skate trail, located under the […]

Call for Applications: Artist Residency at The Bentway

November 15, 2022

This year, The Bentway has teamed up with Toronto Dance Theatre to create a residency opportunity dedicated to dance in public space. The 2023 The Bentway Artist Residency: Dance in Public Space invites three (3) artists with a focus on dance, movement, and/or embodied practice to participate in a three-month, open-ended, and research-based project that […]

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