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Central Talks: Social Justice In Toronto
Central presents a series of talks at The Bentway delving into past, present, and future urban issues. On October 2, explore social justice in Toronto.
Fall 2018 Public Art Tour: Crazy Dames
Join us each week in October for a series of tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, If What, But If?. Each tour will be led by a different local Torontonian. The October 4 tour is led by Crazy Dames.
This is Our Place by I/O Movement
This is Our Place is a public dance residency exploring responses to The Bentway, which will culminate in an immersive participatory event.
Fall 2018 Public Art Tour: Philip Cote
Join The Bentway each week in October for a series of tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, If What, But If?. Each tour will be led by a different local Torontonian. The October 10 tour is led by Indigenous Elder Philip Cote.
Fall 2018 Public Art Tour: Carrie Denning Jackson and Jesse Shapins from Sidewalk Labs
Join The Bentway each week in October for a series of tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, If What, But If?. Each tour will be led by a different local Torontonian. The tour on October 18 will be led by Carrie Denning Jackson and Jesse Shapins from Sidewalk Labs.
Fall 2018 Public Art Tour: Deborah Wang from DesignTO
Join The Bentway each week in October for a series of tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, If What, But If?. Each tour will be led by a different local Torontonian. The October 25 tour is led by Deborah Wang from the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
Joint Bentway and Fort York Public Open House
OPEN HOUSE The Bentway and Fort York National Historic Site May 16 6-8pm Fort York Visitor Centre RSVP >> Join us for presentations about upcoming events this summer, updates on development, and answers to questions from the community. Hosted by The Bentway and Fort York National Historic Site.
Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf at The Bentway
Doors Open weekend will include a panel discussion bringing together established Toronto city-builders in conversation with up-and-coming diverse and millennial voices to explore how Toronto has evolved into a new version of itself through critical projects that embody how “we shape our cities and our cities shape us”. Included in this panel is Ken Greenberg, who will read from his new book "Toronto Reborn: Design Successes and Challenges", where he describes the process of change through a number of noteworthy “works-in-progress”, such as Regent Park, The Bentway, Wellington Place, Project Sidewalk, and more.
Theory X with Monument Lab
As a part of the New Monuments for New Cities initiative with the High Line Network, High Line research residents and Monument Lab co-founders Ken Lum and Paul Farber will bring together a group of speakers to respond to the question: What is your theory of Toronto?
Community Citizenship Ceremony
Join the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC); Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; and The Bentway to celebrate new Canadian citizens
DIY Poster Making Workshop #2 with Dan Bergeron
RSVP >> Join Toronto artist Dan Bergeron for the second in a two-part series of DIY poster making workshops. The first workshop was presented at the Monuments Summit. The workshop will explore the poster as an art form that has played a unique role in activism, social justice, and political protest. The workshop is part of the public programming of the New Monuments for New Cities exhibition. A traveling art exhibition presented with the High Line Network that asked 25…
Sound Walk w/ Artists in Residence Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters
As a conclusion to their residency at The Bentway, Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters will lead a sound walk of the site.
Vertical Intersections w/ IDITA
Vertical Intersections is a series of vertical gardens installed surrounding the columns of the Gardiner at The Bentway meant to get local condo dwellers out of their individual apartments into public space to grow plants, share stories, and create community.
Undercurrents curated by Courtney Miller and Valérie Frappier
Courtney Miller and Valérie Frappier's Undercurrents is a trio of art installations and events programmed according to the lunar phases and connecting visitors to the ways that these phases impact our lives.
Museum of the Moon
From September 10-15, The Bentway brings the Moon under the Gardiner with a presentation of Museum of the Moon - a seven-metre wide touring sculptural work by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Moon Merge w/ Laurie Brown and Pondercast
Moon Merge is a live podcast recording of Pondercast with Laurie Brown and Joshua Van Tassel, including performances by Toronto-based musicians Choir! Choir! Choir!, Bernice and Halifax’s Rich Aucoin.
Nuit Talks: Art, the City Builder
On September 18, The Bentway hosts Art, The City Builder, a Nuit Talks event as part of the lead up to Nuit Blanche. The free Nuit Talks program offers in-depth conversations with Nuit Blanche artists and curators.
Blue Guerrilla: Building Medicine Gardens w/ Toronto Green Community
Blue Guerrilla is a series of hands-on training and urban exploration walks to understand, reclaim and celebrate nature in our city by learning about water. On September 26 join Alexandra Langford-Pezzo, owner of L.P Design, for a workshop on building medicine gardens.
Blue Guerrilla: Lost Rivers and Found Stories w/ Toronto Green Community
Blue Guerrilla is a series of hands-on training and urban exploration walks to understand, reclaim and celebrate nature in our city by learning about water. On October 3, join Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising for a walk on lost rivers and found stories.
Blue Guerrilla: Building Earth-friendly Landscapes w/ Toronto Green Community
Blue Guerrilla is a series of hands-on training and urban exploration walks to understand, reclaim and celebrate nature in our city by learning about water. On October 10, join RAINscapeTO for a workshop on building earth-friendly landscapes.
Curator’s Talk with Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta
A talk discussing Gareth Lichty’s installation Hoarding, which wraps the pillars of The Bentway in hazard tape, creating a monumental, immersive installation.
Public Space Fellowship Program Information Session
An online information session with The Bentway to learn more about the Public Space Fellowship Program & the Safe in Public Space initiative
Safe in Public Space | Stewardship & Governance in Public Space (Online Talk)
The Bentway’s second Safe in Public Space talk, Stewardship and Governance in Public Space, will focus on the ways in which stewardship and governance impact experiences of safety. Participants will showcase a diverse set of public spaces and governance models in “case studies” that explain their approaches to participatory planning, community investment, resource allocation and representation.
2021 Community Incubation Projects
The Bentway’s annual Community Incubation Program supports the development of the next generation of public space programmers by providing skills and capacity-building training. This year, we are excited to present three opportunities for CityPlace residents to participate in creating a window mural, painted rock garden, and interactive map at our new Studio at Canoe Landing Campus. Kindness Rocks by Paddy Leung Help us spread love and kindness beyond the walls of your home by painting rocks to contribute to…
Public Space Fellowship Program 2022 Information Session
Prospective applicants are invited to participate in an online information session with The Bentway team to learn more about the Public Space Fellowship Program. This online session will outline the objectives of the Public Space Fellowship Program and how fellows will engage with the focus of our upcoming Spring/Summer season, The Street: A Civic Stage.