The Bentway Block Party

A block party 60 years in the making.

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! Saturday, August 25, 2018, Noon – 10pm

The first section of the Gardiner Expressway opened in 1958. The first section of The Bentway opened in January 2018. To celebrate the completion of the entire Phase 1, The Bentway presents a Block Party 60 years in the making!

Everyone is invited, from Noon to 10pm on Saturday, August 25, to explore Toronto’s newest public space at the biggest, baddest and boldest Block Party this city has ever seen!

Throughout the day there will be traditional family games and activities in the Kids Zone; an open air arcade by Hand Eye Society; roaming live musical performances; dance workshops followed by a streetdance competition presented by Funky Facilitators; a human Bent parade designed by Rob Shostak that will also serve as a photo booth and selfie-station; large-scale art installations including a gigantic giraffe piñata by Gensler; and various food and beverage delights.

The evening line-up of live entertainment includes performances from local musicians Myles Castello, Monowhales, Brave Shores, and headliners, the art-rock duo The Darcys.