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May 2022

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Memory Work by Memory Work Collective

May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023

Situated at the Strachan Gate entrance to The Bentway, Memory Work is a mural made up of twelve embellished photographic portraits of revolutionary women and non-binary figures from a future Toronto.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 26 - May 28

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets.

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PARADE

May 26 - August 21

Award-winning designer and MacArthur Genius grantee Mimi Lien presents a kinetic installation that infuses The Bentway with the ever-shifting variables of the street.

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Weweni Bizindan (Listen Carefully)

May 26 - August 21

Continuing their practice of re-installing Anishinaabe place-names throughout the roads, highways, trails and paths of Toronto, the Ogimaa Mikana Project (Susan Blight and Hayden King) offers a new dialogue with the street.

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PARADE by Mimi Lien

May 26 - August 21

Award-winning designer and MacArthur Genius grantee Mimi Lien presents a kinetic installation that infuses The Bentway with the ever-shifting variables of the street.

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Future Perfect: New By-laws for Civic Spaces

May 26 - August 21

Future Perfect: New Bylaws for Civic Spaces is a hopeful, positive act of re-configuration. By-laws that regulate behaviours in civic spaces - in this case Toronto's Streets and Sidewalks Municipal Code - are cut up word-by-word and meticulously rearranged into a new set of rules for a transitioning world. 

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Weweni Bizindan (Listen Carefully)

May 26 - August 21

Ogimaa Mikana Project (Susan Blight and Hayden King) offers a new dialogue with the street. Amid the concrete, traffic, and winds of the Gardiner, King and Blight listen and respond to the sounds of Anishinaabe life. 

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Future Perfect: New By-laws for Civic Spaces

May 26 - August 21

Future Perfect: New Bylaws for Civic Spaces is a hopeful, positive act of re-configuration. By-laws that regulate behaviours in civic spaces - in this case Toronto's Streets and Sidewalks Municipal Code - are cut up word-by-word and meticulously rearranged into a new set of rules for a transitioning world. 

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 26 @ 7:00 pm

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets.

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The Street Summit – Day 1

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A free, two-day event hosted at The Bentway’s Strachan Gate that challenges traditional understandings of city streets.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 27 @ 7:00 pm

Roving Performance REGISTER HERE >> Arriving in Toronto for the first time after being performed in more than a hundred cities worldwide, Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets. As passersby join in, the collective experience grows, setting in motion a chain of temporary physical interventions. Performers’ bodies, entangled…

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The Street Summit – Day 2

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A free, two-day event hosted at The Bentway’s Strachan Gate that challenges traditional understandings of city streets.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 28 @ 2:00 pm

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets.

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June 2022

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Roller Skating at The Bentway with SUSO Skate Co.

June 8 - August 21

Mark your calendars! SUSO Skate Co. (formerly Retro Rolla Skate Club) is returning to The Bentway on June 8. More information about how to reserve your roller skates is coming soon to susoskateco.com.  

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WEEPING CONCRETE

June 11 - June 12

The Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd) - Bent 89 In a growing city such as Toronto, scaffolds are a ubiquitous feature of the urban environment. WEEPING CONCRETE is a site-specific project for a trio of performers across two towering scaffolds; asking us to reflect on the streets as we know them and imagine what they might be. “Sistering” is a construction term for the act of placing supports on either side of a beam to add stability. In WEEPING CONCRETE,…

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Workshop: Direct Dyeing Banana Banners

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join artist Robin Van Lear and help create vibrant decorations for the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp, and learn the art of silk dyeing!

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WEEPING CONCRETE

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

WEEPING CONCRETE is a site-specific project for a trio of performers across two towering scaffolds; asking us to reflect on the streets as we know them and imagine what they might be.

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Workshop: Shibori Silk Dyeing ‘Caribbean Sea’ Banners

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join artist Robin Van Lear and help create vibrant decorations for the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp, and learn the art of silk dyeing!

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WEEPING CONCRETE

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

WEEPING CONCRETE is a site-specific project for a trio of performers across two towering scaffolds; asking us to reflect on the streets as we know them and imagine what they might be.

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Moko Jumbie Mas Camp

June 18 - July 17

Join Michael Lee Poy, the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp artists, camp participants, and their families for a jubilant community Carnival parade centering balance, regalia, joy and emancipation – travelling along the sidewalk around Canoe Landing Park.

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Moko Jumbie Mas Camp by Michael Lee Poy

June 18 - July 17

Join Michael Lee Poy, the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp artists, camp participants, and their families for a jubilant community Carnival parade centering balance, regalia, joy and emancipation – travelling along the sidewalk around Canoe Landing Park.

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And With

June 25 - June 26

And With is a sound walk that invites audiences and passersby to hear the sounds and textures of The Bentway, the streets nearby, and the rumbling urban artery above like never before.

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And With

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

And With is a sound walk that invites audiences and passersby to hear the sounds and textures of The Bentway, the streets nearby, and the rumbling urban artery above like never before.

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And With

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

And With is a sound walk that invites audiences and passersby to hear the sounds and textures of The Bentway, the streets nearby, and the rumbling urban artery above like never before.

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