The Bentway gets its first taste of programming this weekend

WhatsOn Sep 16, 2017 Parkdale Villager

The Bentway is slated to become an active and exciting new public space in the Fort York neighbourhood, and residents can get their first taste of programming there as part of the On Common Ground festival this weekend.

Located under the Gardiner Expressway, the Bentway promises to bring vibrancy to a long-underused part of the downtown core. This weekend’s events should serve as a taste of what’s to come as the formerly derelict space comes alive with arts and entertainment.

Montreal artist Olivier Bonnard will paint a mural on one of the “bents” (columns supporting the Gardiner) depicting the beauty of Lake Ontario and the life it supports until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Red Sky Performance will perform its new music and dance piece, Miigis, which reflects Indigenous folklore and the power of nature.

“These performances truly reflect our values and vision and will set the stage for future events on The Bentway site,” said Bentway director of programming Ilana Altman. “We are thrilled to be working with Fort York, strengthening our partnerships with cultural producers, artists and community organizations, and solidifying our commitment to supporting diverse arts and culture programming.”

The festival runs until Sunday. For more information on the On Common Ground festival, visit www.toronto.ca/oncommonground

The Bentway gets its first taste of programming this weekend

WhatsOn Sep 16, 2017 Parkdale Villager

The Bentway is slated to become an active and exciting new public space in the Fort York neighbourhood, and residents can get their first taste of programming there as part of the On Common Ground festival this weekend.

Located under the Gardiner Expressway, the Bentway promises to bring vibrancy to a long-underused part of the downtown core. This weekend’s events should serve as a taste of what’s to come as the formerly derelict space comes alive with arts and entertainment.

Montreal artist Olivier Bonnard will paint a mural on one of the “bents” (columns supporting the Gardiner) depicting the beauty of Lake Ontario and the life it supports until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Red Sky Performance will perform its new music and dance piece, Miigis, which reflects Indigenous folklore and the power of nature.

“These performances truly reflect our values and vision and will set the stage for future events on The Bentway site,” said Bentway director of programming Ilana Altman. “We are thrilled to be working with Fort York, strengthening our partnerships with cultural producers, artists and community organizations, and solidifying our commitment to supporting diverse arts and culture programming.”

The festival runs until Sunday. For more information on the On Common Ground festival, visit www.toronto.ca/oncommonground

The Bentway gets its first taste of programming this weekend

WhatsOn Sep 16, 2017 Parkdale Villager

The Bentway is slated to become an active and exciting new public space in the Fort York neighbourhood, and residents can get their first taste of programming there as part of the On Common Ground festival this weekend.

Located under the Gardiner Expressway, the Bentway promises to bring vibrancy to a long-underused part of the downtown core. This weekend’s events should serve as a taste of what’s to come as the formerly derelict space comes alive with arts and entertainment.

Montreal artist Olivier Bonnard will paint a mural on one of the “bents” (columns supporting the Gardiner) depicting the beauty of Lake Ontario and the life it supports until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Red Sky Performance will perform its new music and dance piece, Miigis, which reflects Indigenous folklore and the power of nature.

“These performances truly reflect our values and vision and will set the stage for future events on The Bentway site,” said Bentway director of programming Ilana Altman. “We are thrilled to be working with Fort York, strengthening our partnerships with cultural producers, artists and community organizations, and solidifying our commitment to supporting diverse arts and culture programming.”

The festival runs until Sunday. For more information on the On Common Ground festival, visit www.toronto.ca/oncommonground