Summer in Toronto means there is quite literally an endless list of fun activities and things to do. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy and experience the great outdoors. And it looks The Bentway is giving Torontonians the chance to do just that. As of today, the space has launched its summer program, Playing In Public. This is complete with art installations, a Play Path and more.
Playing In Public At The Bentway
One of the highlights at the space is the art scene, which is packed with eight different installations. This features new forms of basketball, play equipment, and music-making. The artists whose works are displayed include Daily tous les jours, Esmaa Mohamoud, Assemble, Studio F-Minus and many others.
Playing In Public is inspired by the relationship that exists between play and public space. It also sheds light on how people’s interaction with play in public space has changed since the start of the pandemic.
In addition to the installations, you can also explore an interactive Play Path that guides you through the neighbourhood. And there will be plenty of engaging points along the way. Roaming experiences are a part of Playing In Public as well. This include audio playcasts, a chance to learn about Indigenous traditions and even roller skating, courtesy of Retro Rolla.
All the installations at The Bentway are active and live as of today and the program will be running for the whole of summer. Playing in Public is spread throughout the Fort York, CityPlace, Niagara, and Waterfront communities.