The Bentway is a unique and innovative public space that transforms a kilometre stretch underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway into a new gathering place for our city’s growing population. The Bentway offers year-round artistic, cultural, and recreational activities and events, including public art installations, seasonal and special exhibitions, theatre and musical performances, festivals, creative marketplaces, and […]
Five great exhibitions to check out at the Contact Photography Festival Murray Whyte, Visual Arts Critic at the Toronto Star, recommends Dana Claxton’s A Forest of Canoes as one of the top five exhibitions to check out at the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The embarrassment of riches that is the annual Contact Photography Festival only […]
Over 200,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups will come together for the City of Toronto’s 15th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. The Bentway’s staff and volunteers will be holding our own Community Clean Up Day at The Bentway on April 21 from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Round 1 application deadline has passed. Thank you to everyone who applied. We will notify applicants by May 15, 2018 on the first round status of their application. Call for proposals. Are you an emerging group, individual, or organization who wants to bring an innovative and engaging community program to The Bentway? If so, the […]
Did you visit The Bentway Skate Trail this winter? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience. Please take a second to fill out this visitor survey. Your answers will help us create a fantastic Bentway experience for everyone. Thank you!
The Globe and Mail MATTHEW HAGUE SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Ilana Altman is accustomed to working with some of the world’s top design firms and art galleries to make great spaces. Now she’s tasked with persuading Toronto residents to spend their spare time under a freeway. As the director […]
Alexa Samuels, Founder and Chief of Mercartto, writes about The Bentway’s Constructions of the Everyday art exhibition. Read an excerpt here and the full piece on their blog. A few weeks after its official launch, The Bentway – Toronto’s newest urban park, under a major downtown highway no less – is thriving. The Bentway is […]
We’ve partnered up with fashion designer and figure skater Charlene Bailey for our first ever skating fashion runway show, cb. Revolution Couture. Taking place on February 13, international skating champions and up-and-coming Canadian figure skaters will grace our skate trail and transform it into a runway show like no other. Looking to join in the fun? […]
Skating in the great outdoors is a marvellous pursuit, free from harsh arena lighting and odours wafting from the change rooms. In Toronto, you can glide underneath the Gardiner Expressway or zip around a winding trail next to Lake Ontario, play a game of shinny in High Park or twirl outside of City Hall. As […]
Date: February 24, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Bentway is pleased to support Fort York National Historic Site’s Hungry for Comfort: Surviving the Canadian Winter. Come together with fellow food enthusiasts to explore how different peoples survived and thrived in Canada’s bitter winter. This year, the spotlight is on the culinary stories […]
Join OneTeamMVMT this Friday, January 19 during Beats and Beats: The Bentway’s Friday night dance party for a figure skating flash mob. OneTeamMVMT will be providing a demonstration of synchronized skating – a sport that celebrates female opportunity and empowerment through artistic sport. It’s the perfect compliment to Beats and Bents: The Future is Female, […]
Beats and Bents, a Friday night skate party with a rotating cast of DJs.