Boom Town employs vibrant colour, playful characters, and environmental lighting to enliven the York Street intersection, improving safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.
Set to be installed in Summer 2023 (under the Gardiner at Simcoe Street), Pixel Story references the multitude of vantages, scales, speeds, and distances at which to view the Expressway, enticing passersby to move forward towards the waterfront, or pause to reflect on its diverse stories.
Logan MacDonald premieres Fountain Monumental, a series of 20-foot-tall images situated within the new Bentway Staging Grounds public space pilot. MacDonald re-imagines the original shoreline of Lake Ontario and invites us to consider the unique history of our city’s waterways while also imagining a decolonial future that prioritizes ecological preservation.
A large-scale windowfront installation by Caterwaul Theatre will haunt The Bentway Studio this Halloween. Encounter the urban legends and myths of the CityPlace neighbourhood and its inhabitants through innovative shadow puppetry, storytelling, and a series of commissioned Jack-O-Lanterns created by local artists.
Hear about spooky stories and more with local artist duo Caterwaul Theatre during an evening Ghost Walk through Canoe Landing Park featuring CityPlace stories that blur fact, fiction, and myth. Then, create your own local legends by stopping by the Spooky Shadow Puppet Workshop on the Bentway Studio terrace!
We’re bringing back a Fall-favourite event, Howl’oween, presented by Ren’s Pets! Compete in a Costumed Pup Parade and Contest, celebrity judges, music, photo station, cozy drinks, and bark-tacular local vendors. Bring your best tricks and treats and prepare for a tail-riffic afternoon of Halloween family fun at The Bentway.