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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 […]

Howl'oween at The Bentway

October 12, 2022

Halloween is going to be one for the dogs! After a three-year paws, The Bentway is bringing back a favourite frightening neighborhood event, Howl’oween. Sponsored by Bone & Biscuit, The Bentway is inviting all local dogs and their owners to participate in a Costumed Pup Parade, complete with amazing prizes, music, a festive photo selfie station, warm […]

Call for Fellows: Public Space Fellowship Program 2023

October 11, 2022

Application Deadline *extended*: November 10, 2022 Fellowship Dates: January 16, 2023 – May 31, 2023 (21.6 weeks) Information Session: October 25, 2022 Prospective applicants are invited to participate in an online information session with The Bentway team to learn more about the Public Space Fellowship Program. Click here to view the recording of the information […]

The Bentway STEM Days with Kids Coding

October 7, 2022

This Fall, The Bentway is excited to be teaming up with our neighbours at Kids Coding to offer a series of family-friendly workshops, inviting kids to learn the principles of science, engineering, technology, and the arts through creative play. Hosted in The Bentway Studio space, these workshops will feature a different theme and a ‘build […]

A Lost Rivers Walk with The Bentway & Toronto Field Naturalists

October 6, 2022

On October 16, The Bentway, Toronto Field Naturalists, & Lost Rivers will lead a unique walk exploring the waterways that have shaped Toronto. Registration is free and will open on a first come, first served basis on October 8 at noon. Throughout the month of October, The Bentway & Exhibition Place invite audiences to experience […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2022

Friday September 30th is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast have been encouraged to take this opportunity to “recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools.” At The Bentway, our team is taking the day to educate ourselves and reflect on how we as individuals, and collectively as an organization, can further the […]

The Bentway 2022 Public Space Fellowship Wrap Up

September 19, 2022

In Spring 2022, Jess Misak and Faizaan Khan joined The Bentway for a five-month Public Space Fellowship, the second annual Fellowship supported by our friends at the Balsam Foundation. The Fellows played a pivotal role in shaping and leading The Street Summit, an “un-symposium” that explored how cities everywhere can re-imagine their streets. With guidance […]

Confluence: A new immersive installation under the Gardiner Expressway

September 15, 2022

The Bentway and Exhibition Place present Confluence, an immersive artwork by Striped Canary (opening October 1, 2022) Building on the success of their inaugural co-presentation in 2021, The Bentway and Exhibition Place team up again to welcome visitors to a rarely-seen space “behind the concrete” with a new large-scale art commission, set inside a massive […]

STREET: The Bentway’s 2022 Summer Season

July 27, 2022

Visit thebentway.ca/street to see what’s on this season! Why explore the street this season? The street is not only a path from point A to point B, but also a destination in its own right. Streets are where the city converges through activities both spontaneous and planned. From parades to protests, block parties to blockades: […]

Communal Table 2022 with The Bentway and The Depanneur

June 22, 2022

The Depanneur and The Bentway are back this summer for a fourth year of diverse and delicious food events. The 2022 Communal Table series is bigger and better than ever, with 20 events running June 16 to Aug 23. Join us on Tuesdays at The Bentway Studio (55 Fort York Blvd) for Communal Picnic – […]

Help shape a new future below the Gardiner Expressway

May 18, 2022

The Bentway and City of Toronto invite you to contribute to the Under Gardiner Public Realm Plan May 18, 2022 [Toronto/Tkaronto, ON] – Today The Bentway and the City of Toronto released early details of the work underway on the Under Gardiner Public Realm Plan: a collaborative effort to guide further development of the parks, open spaces, […]

This Summer, The Bentway invites you see the STREET anew

April 21, 2022

Visit thebentway.ca/street for the latest information and to register! April 20, 2022 [Toronto/Tkaronto, ON] – Today The Bentway released further details on its Summer 2022 season, STREET, which includes a series of public art installations, roving performances, workshops, conversations and celebrations that explore what urbanist Jane Jacobs called the city’s “most vital organs.” Running May 26 to […]

This Summer, The Bentway Takes on the 'Street'

March 22, 2022

Visit thebentway.ca/street for the latest information and to register! Announcing a Summer 2022 season that invites audiences to see the street anew. March 22, 2022 [Toronto/Tkaronto, ON] – Today The Bentway announced its Summer 2022 season, STREET: a constellation of free art installations, roving performances, conversations and celebrations that play out on our shared roadways, sidewalks, parks, and public […]

The Bentway Announces Winners of Waterfront ReConnect National Design Competition: Boom Town and Pixel Story

March 3, 2022

Temporary design installations to transform intersections under the Gardiner Expressway as The Bentway continues to demonstrate new possibilities for Toronto’s shared infrastructure. Toronto – March 3, 2022. The Bentway, in partnership with the City of Toronto, Waterfront BIA, and Toronto Downtown West BIA, has announced the winners of the national Waterfront ReConnect design competition — […]

Play Provocations

February 15, 2022

A State of Play for the City As observers or participants, we often associate play with the wildness and abandon of children, perhaps evoking shrieking, swinging, climbing, sliding, jumping, chasing, hiding, or impromptu silliness. This beautiful pandemonium is incredibly effective for shaping life skills (for adults too). Play is self-directed learning in action—inspiring freedom and […]

The Bentway Proudly Welcomes Two New Public Space Fellows

January 12, 2022

The Bentway is proud to announce the addition of two new Public Space Fellows for 2022 – Faizaan Khan (he/they) and Jess Misak (they/them) – emerging advocates in the fields of architecture and design. Khan and Misak join The Bentway for a five-month, full-time fellowship where they will engage directly with our upcoming Spring/Summer season […]

Skate Trail Update – December 24, 2021

December 24, 2021

The omicron spike we are experiencing across the country has had an impact on our staffing and operations. As a result, The Bentway Skate Trail will be open reduced hours, from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm each day between December 25-31. Some on-site services may be impacted by the staff shortage but we’ll continue to do our best to ensure everyone is able to […]

Winter at The Bentway is back!

December 1, 2021

The Bentway welcomes back local neighbours and city-wide visitors for another winter of fun and skating! The Bentway Skate Trail’s 220-metre figure-eight loop will open for skating on December 22 with skate rentals, hot drinks, and special events. Alongside skating this year, The Bentway will also present a winter art exhibition by Inuvialuk artist Maureen […]

“Heart of the City” Champions with CAMH

October 29, 2021

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and wellbeing was top of mind. Through a partnership with CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), The Bentway and Exhibition Place  invited health care workers from across the city to help launch Pulse Topology. These health care providers nominated by their peers, were the […]

The Bentway Announces Six Shortlisted Teams for Waterfront ReConnect Design Competition

October 15, 2021

Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway cuts across the full length of the city, acting as both a physical and psychological barrier between the city’s core and its blossoming waterfront. A collaboration with the City of Toronto, the Waterfront Business Improvement Area, the Toronto Downtown West Business Improvement Area, and The Bentway, the Waterfront ReConnect Design Competition explores […]

Call for Dancers: Audition for “Bodies in Urban Spaces”

September 28, 2021

Register for the audition >> Audition Date: October 27 from 5:30-7:30pm or 8:00-10:00pm Calling Toronto Dancers! Especially those with backgrounds in circus, physical theatre, breaking, contemporary, contact improv, and parkour. Audition to be part of a unique, choreographed piece of urban intervention. Having toured the world from Miami to St Petersburg, Willi Dorner’s renowned performance […]

Call for Fellows: Public Space Fellowship Program 2022

September 16, 2021

Application Deadline: October 24, 2021 Fellowship dates: January 10, 2022 – May 27, 2022 (20 weeks) Download the full Call for Fellows >> During a time marked by widespread challenges to public health and well-being, public spaces have served as essential sites for civic life; including recreation, cultural engagement, advocacy, activism and commerce. But the […]

Feel the Heartbeat of the City with Pulse Topology

September 14, 2021

The Bentway and Exhibition Place partner with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on an immersive public art installation under the Gardiner September 14, 2021 [Toronto, ON] – Today, The Bentway and Exhibition Place announce the Canadian premiere of PULSE TOPOLOGY, a stunning interactive light and sound art installation by Mexican-Canadian media artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (running October 2 to 31). Marking […]

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