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The Bentway Mayors Skate Party FREE
The wait is almost over. Join us opening weekend as we open The Bentway Skate Trail and launch our Winter Season - January 6 to mid-March weather permitting.
On Sunday, January 7 from 1-4 PM, we'll host the Mayors Skate Party with Mayor John Tory and members of Toronto City Council. Complimentary skate rentals and hot chocolate will be available during the fun, family event.
Throughout the Winter Season, The Bentways inaugural public art exhibition, Constructions of the Everyday, which encompasses a variety of work from several artists, will be on view. For over fifty years the Gardiner Expressway has been a defining feature of Torontos urban landscape. In a radical act of renewal, The Bentway reimagines this static structure and imbues it with renewed relevance for a contemporary city. Embracing the spirit of transformation, the five visual artists commissioned for Constructions of the Everyday ask visitors to find new value and beauty in the structures of everyday life.
The inaugural Winter Season at The Bentway will run from January 6 mid-March, 2018 weather permitting. Ongoing winter programming will include free Monday night skate rentals provided by Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport; Beats and Bents Friday night skate parties with a rotating cast of DJs, and Turn it Out DJ and Ice Breaking Workshops with UforChange and the Toronto Ice Skate Group. A skating village, designed by tongtong, will be installed at The Bentway and will house the skate rental shop, warming stations and a variety of seating options. A curated food truck program will serve hot food, warm and cold drinks, and decadent desserts. On Friday-Monday evenings, skaters are invited to warm up in the Strongbow Lounge.
Skate rentals available.
Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm rentals available 4pm-9pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 11am-11pm rentals available all day
Sundays: 11am-9pm rentals available all day
The Bentway is maintained, operated, and programmed by The Bentway Conservancy. The project was made possible through the collaboration of a range of city-builders and experts, including the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, Judy and Wilmot Matthews, Ken Greenberg Consultants, PUBLIC WORK, Fort York National Historic Site, and Artscape. The Bentway is a proud member of the High Line Network, an international network of projects that transform underutilized infrastructure into new urban landscapes.
The Bentways 2018 Winter Season is supported by the City of Toronto, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Strongbow, and Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.
Special thanks to 102.1 the Edge, the Ontario Tire Stewardship, Giant Containers, and Style Garage.