The Bentway partners with muf architecture/art

March 8, 2024

The Bentway is pleased to announce a new partnership with celebrated collective muf architecture/art, based in the UK. Building on recommendations identified in the Under Gardiner Public Realm Plan for new site amenities and features, muf will explore possibilities for future enhancements to The Bentway’s Phase 1 site (250 Fort York Blvd).

Since opening in 2018, The Bentway has welcomed over one million visitors to its Phase 1 site under the Gardiner Expressway between Bathurst St. and Strachan Ave. to explore, play, and be inspired. Together with The Bentway team, Fort York National Historic Site and Visitor Centre, and local partners, muf architecture/art will examine The Bentway’s existing site and propose exciting near-term and long-term projects that complement the site that so many have come to know and enjoy.

Our team is working with muf architecture/art to uncover more of the Gardiner’s latent potential for connectivity and storytelling – as The Bentway continues to expand its impact across Toronto, muf’s emphasis on social inclusiveness and resourcefulness will further inform how we can live together in our city’s public spaces.

Robert McKaye, Senior Manager of Planning and Design at The Bentway.  

To kick-off this collaborative process, The Bentway welcomed the muf team for their first visit to Toronto on February 29, 2024.

We have been hosted with such generosity by The Bentway team and their collaborators, in both city experiences and who we met. We are thrilled to be working with an organization that describes itself as ‘rooted in experimentation’ – a methodology we see as critical when it comes to creating socially and ecologically welcoming public space in the city.

muf architecture/art.

Special thanks to the wonderful friends and collaborators of The Bentway who joined us during muf’s visit, including Niloufar Mohajerani (City of Toronto, Engineering & Construction Services), Isaac Crosby (Brother Nature), Juliette Cook and Rashmi Sikar (Ha/f Climate Design), Robert Raynor (TAS Impact), and Dorsa Jalalian (DIALOG). Stay tuned for future updates!