The Bentway gets love from Mercartto

January 30, 2018

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 part of the High Line Network, a series of major projects around North America transforming underutilized infrastructure into new urban landscapes like parks, public squares, open-air museums, botanical gardens, transit corridors, walkways and more. Torontonians, take pride: of the 19 projects, The Bentway has been one of the fastest projects, a credit to CEO Julian Sleath and his team, and to Judy and Wilmot Matthews, whose financial sponsorship was contingent upon action, decisiveness and cooperation.

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