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The Bentway Block Party
July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A family-friendly day-long celebration
The Bentway is pleased to announce the return of The Bentway Block Party for its second year. This family-friendly day-long block party, includes installations, musical performances, family-friendly games, food and drink and much more.
Headlining this year’s Block Party are Canadian indie rockers The Elwins, alt-rock band Ellevator, and indie orchestra Common Deer.
Daytime entertainment includes performances by the Heavyweight Brass Band, tunes from DJ JayemKayem (Josephine Cruz), and a Double Dutch demonstrations and free jump session. There will also be face-painting, a colour by numbers scavenger hunt, ping pong tables, and a DIY collage party with multidisciplinary artist Paul Butler. Beanfield – The Bentway’s provider of free WiFi – will be bringing Sweet Sammies’ ice cream sandwich cart to the festivities and Fort York has something exciting planned. Pilot Coffee and SPIN will take care of nourishment and hydration!
Award-winning interdisciplinary artist and designer Sean Martindale will unveil a one-of-a-kind art installation for The Bentway Block Party. His interventions activate public spaces, often using salvaged goods and live plants in unexpected ways. His playful works suggest alternate possibilities for existing spaces while focusing on ecological and social issues.
This year The Block Party also marks the start of our Sunday Social series. Every Sunday from July 7-August 25 listen to the City’s hottest musical acts on the Exclaim! Stage, while enjoying cold drinks on Toronto’s coolest covered patio.
12pm — Block Party begins
12:45pm-1:15pm – Performance by Sean Martindale & Company
1:00pm–1:30pm — Heavyweights Brass Band performance
1:30pm–2:00pm — The Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch demonstration and workshop
2:15pm-2:45pm — Heavyweights Brass Band performance
3:00pm–3:30pm — The Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch demonstration and workshop
3:30pm–4:15pm — Performance by Sean Martindale & Company
4:45pm–5:30pm — Performance by Sean Martindale & Company
6:00pm–6:45pm — Common Deer performance on the Exclaim! Stage
7:00pm–7:45pm — Ellevator performance on the Exclaim! Stage
8:00pm–8:45 pm — The Elwins performance on the Exclaim! Stage
10:00pm — Block Party ends
Exclaim! Media Inc. is Canada’s leading media outlet for emerging new music. In our 27 years, we have introduced national audiences to the likes of Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Grimes and Daniel Caesar long before they achieved international acclaim. Through daily news updates, feature content and reviews, we are one of Canada’s most trusted voices for music of all genres, covering everything from rising newcomers to established veterans. A stalwart champion of arts in all forms — zines, comics, film, TV, video games and comedy — we remain on the cutting edge of emergent popular culture. Established in 1992, Exclaim! reaches its audience through Exclaim! Magazine in print, Exclaim.ca online, social media (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), live events on stages across Canada, and the Aggressive Tendencies and No Future metal and punk YouTube channels.