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The Bentway Block Party

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Bentway Block Party is back! This day-long, free, celebratory street party across The Bentway site includes musical performances, family-friendly games and workshops, food and drink, and much more.

Headlining this year’s Block Party are futuristic funk duo from a faraway galaxy, The Illustrious Blacks from New York City, and Toronto drag royalty Priyanka, Canada’s Drag Race Winner-turned-Pop Star. The party will be hosted by the fabulous Bombae (Currently on Canada’s Drag Race Season 3).

Daytime entertainment includes an afternoon of sunny and bright DJ sets by Valeroo, Ace Dillinger, and John Caffery, curated in partnership with Yohomo, that will get you moving and on to the dance floor.

Join us for a family-friendly Street Fashion Workshop led by acclaimed Toronto designer Meesh and co-presented with Fashion Art Toronto. Bring a denim garment to redesign, or select a new piece from the racks to create your own unique denim street wear. Afterwards, you can strut your stuff in the afternoon Street Fashion Show, with The Bentway as your runway.

Throughout the day you’ll see performances from some of the world’s leading Sign Spinners, whose jaw-dropping moves transform advertising into sports and entertainment, courtesy of AArrow Sign Spinners, and Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance who’ll light up the the dancefloor with a fierce runway performance featuring Toronto’s Ballroom Legends.

Join us, and your neighbours from across the city, as we come together to celebrate Summer in Toronto!


August 14
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Bentway works to ignite the urban imagination, using the city as site, subject, and canvas. Anchored under Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway and guiding its complex future, The Bentway is a growing public space, and much more. It is a new type of civic organization: an independent charity and a not-for-profit, powered by vital partnerships with the City of Toronto, residents, supporters, artists, creatives, city-builders, and dreamers. The Bentway is a catalyst rooted in experimentation, demonstration, and regeneration; leading a creative movement to re-imagine the opportunities of urban spaces.
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The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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