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The Bentway is hosting a massive block party this summer

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Ainsley Smith Jul 24, 2018 10:23 am 314

Nothing says summer quite like a block party with all your friends and family.

And it just so happens that The Bentway is hosting a massive block party this August to celebrate the full completion of Phase 1 construction and everyone’s invited.

On Saturday, August 25, the entire family can enjoy fun games and activities in the Kids Zone, check out the open-air arcade from Hand Eye Society, roaming live musical performances, dance workshops, a street dance competition, and more.

There will also be a photo booth and selfie-station, large-scale art installations including a gigantic giraffe piñata by Gensler, and various food and beverage options set up throughout the grounds.

Additionally, Fort York will be offering takeaway crafts for the kids and free entry to the new Visitor Centre.


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

The block party will also celebrate the opening of the new Strachan Gate, designed by Gensler with Public Work, at the west end of the site.

The Strachan Gate features a cascading wooden staircase and an open-air amphitheatre that can accommodate up to 250 people, serving as the main entrance into The Bentway directly from Strachan Avenue.

The Bentway Block Party

When: August 25
Time: 12 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Bentway
Price: Free

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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