On Common Ground Recap

18 September

Thank you to everyone who came out to On Common Ground! Our neighbour Fort York came alive over three days, as festival-goers celebrated art, culture, collaboration, and Canada's 150th birthday. 

We loved chatting with you about the Bentway project, leading tours around the site, and highlighting programming similar to our future on-site offerings.

"Miigis," a stunning live dance piece by  Red Sky Performance (co-commissioned by the Bentway Conservancy, Fort York National Historic Site, and the City of Toronto, with the support of Canadian Heritage) lit up the site, reflecting Indigenous storytelling and the power of nature. 

Olivier Bonnard's beautiful mural turned Bent 53 into a provocative sea-scape as part of a collaboration with Friends of the Pan Am Path and Love Letter Projects.

Participants played, built, interacted, and watched, checking out each of the activities and art activations. The Fort York and Bentway sites were filled with community engagement and educational fun.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped make the event such a success. We're looking forward to more exciting programming and events to come.