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April 2018


A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - August 12, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

Art, Indigenous, Photography, Public Installation, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

The Bentway Skate Trail In this site-specific installation, co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Vancouver-based artist Dana Claxton (Lakota Sioux) considers the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories. Claxton works with photographs sourced from the Internet, and her images depict a range of canoe types, from traditional birchbark vessels to contemporary leisure crafts, reflecting a method of transportation that spans time and distance. Claxton adds layers of colour and graphic treatments to these…

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June 2018


CITE – A Celebration of Skateboard Arts and Culture

June 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Summer 2018

The Bentway and Build for Bokma present CITE, a summer-long celebration of skateboard arts and culture, June 30-August 12. CITE is an art installation / skatepark featuring Semblance, skateable sculptures conceived and constructed by Build for Bokma, which create obstacles for skateboarders. Opening weekend activities, workshops and more.

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Semblance, Build for Bokma

June 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - August 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

SEMBLANCE Build for Bokma Semblance is an art installation and pop-up skate park built in commemoration of Toronto skater Justin Bokma. The sculptures utilize forms and materials that reference iconic skateboarding destinations within Toronto, New York, Barcelona, and other major urban centres. Together the sculptures create a “moveable destination”, a temporary gathering place for local and international skate communities alike. Semblance is the heart of CITE, The Bentway’s summer celebration of skateboarding culture. For six weeks CITE transforms The Bentway…

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August 2018


The 2018 Bentway Block Party

August 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Bentway completes Phase 1 with the Opening of the Strachan Gate and the Launch of the Fall Season with a FREE All-Day, All-Ages Block Party!

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