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After much anticipation, The Bentway Skate
Trail finally opened in early Janurary and received
an outpouring of love from Torontonians. With approximately 20,000 visitors within the first two
days of opening, The Bentway is off to a fantastic start.
Providing Torontonians with a creative, unique and fun public space to enjoy, it’s no mystery as
to why The Bentway received so much positive attention. Throughout the duration of its short
season, visitors were able to enjoy: skate parties featuring a variety of DJs, drop in
ice-breaking lessons, and even witness Toronto’s first skating fashion show.
Photo courtesy of The Bentway
Unfortunately, due to warm weather conditions The Bentway Skate Trail had to close prematurely
the season. However, it will remain open during the summer months as a public space for all to
This is only the beginning, as the plan is to develop The Bentway into a 1.7 km long loose
of parks. The space will extend from Trinity Bellwoods Park to the former Ontario Place site on
Photo courtesy of Urban Toronto
Next summer The Bentway will be home to an amphitheatre that will host music and dance events as
well as film screenings. It will provide the public with an alternative way to get through the
city, with less traffic and more greenery. The perfect little escape from busy urban life, that
happens to be right in the heart of the city.
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