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The Bentway

Reimagine Winter

The Bentway Skate Trail opens on January 6th.

On January 6, 2018 at 11am come celebrate the opening of The Bentway Skate Trail and our first ever Winter Season!

Get out of hibernation and reimagine winter with a full weekend of FREE fun activities and events, including musical performances from Charmie Deller, Carmen Braden, demonstrations of Ice Breaking a unique hybrid of breakdancing and freestyle ice skating by the Toronto Ice Skate Group, DJ sets from Skratch Bastid and Nino Brown, food and drink, pop-up curling, our inaugural public art exhibition “Constructions of the Everyday,” and more.

On Sunday, January 7, 2018 The Bentway will host the Mayor’s Skate Party from 1-4pm. Complimentary skate rentals and hot chocolate will be available during the fun, family event.

A full schedule of events will be released shortly.

Winter Season runs from January 6 to mid-March (weather permitting).

More information

Download the Press Release.
Download an Artist’s Rendering of The Bentway Skate Trail (Courtesy of The Flat Side of Design).

Find us under the Gardiner

The Bentway Skate Trail is located under the Gardiner Expressway right beside the Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Blvd.).

It is 220m and stretches from just east of the Visitor Centre to Bastion St.

Skate rentals available

Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm (rentals available 4pm-9pm)
Fridays and Saturdays: 11am-11pm (rentals available all day)
Sundays: 11am-9pm (rentals available all day)

Courtesy of The Flat Side of Design

Get in touch

If you would like to get in contact with someone directly, please email us at or call us at (416) 304-0222.

For construction related inquiries, please contact

Thank you

The Bentway’s 2018 Winter Season is supported by:

City of Toronto OCAF
Billy Bishop Airport Strongbox Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts
OTS Giant Stylegarage The Edge