The Bentway works 'to ignite the urban imagination', using the city as site, subject, and canvas.


Phase 1 of the space opened in 2018 and serves as 'proof of possibility' for public space opportunities under Toronto’s elevated downtown highway, the Gardiner Expressway.


Anchored under the Gardiner and guiding its complex future, The Bentway Conservancy is an agile not-for-profit powered by vital partnerships with the City of Toronto, residents, supporters, artists, and dreamers. The organization works as a creative catalyst, rooted in experimentation, demonstration, and collaboration.


The Bentway is led by Co-Executive Directors, Ilana Altman and David Carey.

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