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.
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 […]
UPDATED: April 16, 2020 With growing concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the health, safety and well-being of our visitors and the communities we serve is our top priority. Although The Bentway has no doors and no walls, please note that the site facilities are closed and all on-site programming is suspended until further notice. To help […]
Exploring how “play” can help drive our urban recovery, The Bentway presents a neighbourhood-wide program of playable installations, playful moments, talks, and audio experiences. The Bentway launches Playing in Public this summer, a collection of outdoor and online projects that invite you to rediscover “play” in the city. By the neighbourhood, for the neighbourhood, the […]