Register for Summer Workshops

May 18, 2023

Our Beyond Concrete workshops are designed to spark curiosity, cultivate creativity, and shift our focus towards the natural urban ecosystems that surround us.

Create with upcycling and circular design processes; participate in walks along the Gardiner; and join wellness sessions that ground us within the environment.

Register now to book your spot! All workshops in this series are free to attend.

Eco-Art Workshops

Art-lovers and crafters, young and old, are invited to these hands-on sessions, hosted by artists and creative experts at The Bentway Studio (facing into Canoe Landing Park).

Coming up soon:

A dual image of a number of small plants, and of people planting them

Saturday, June 10

Join Red Pepper Spectacle Arts as they lead a community arts workshop where participants are invited to create their own animal mask or welcome flag celebrating Little Amal’s visit to The Bentway on Sunday June 11.

Two women standing inside a dome of recycled plastic

Saturday, June 24

Join us for an interactive seed-starting workshop to plant and care for local greenery. Learn about gardening as a political action based on stewardship and the importance of building relationships with the Land and our more than human neighbours.

Walking Workshops

Explore the neighbourhood at these active learning experiences on-the-go! Activities include urban foraging, nature exploration, and field recording. Walking workshops kick off at The Bentway western edge, near Strachan Ave.

Highlights include:

Group of workshop participants standing under the Gardiner

Wednesday, June 28

Join the current president of Toronto Field Naturalists, Zunaid Khan and past president Ellen Schwartzel as we will explore the nature pockets in and around The Bentway.

Dual image of Lichen and of underneath a part of the Gardiner

Wednesday, July 26

Join Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson for a unique engagement featuring her acclaimed short film Lichen, which has been reimagined as a multi-media installation at The Bentway.

Wellness Workshops

Meditation and movement teacher Renelyn Quinicot leads a monthly meet-up series that includes soundbaths, journaling, joyful movement, and mindful breathwork.

Register for the June session now:

Young woman wearing purple yoga top and shorts sitting cross-legged on the floor. She is holding two tuning instruments with three glass bowls in front of her.

Wednesday, June 14

Join us in a monthly series to experience The Bentway environment as a space where we can gather to pause, ground, reset and drop into our senses together. Each session we will explore different techniques of getting to know ourselves, what we need, and how to nurture this through mindful different activities and movements.