Sunday, January 07, 2018

The new Toronto Bentway Skate Trail

A Zamboni now cleans the ice surface that lies directly underneath the Gardiner Expressway, keeping it clean for skaters that are braving the recent streak of extreme cold. The new park, a mix of art and sports is adjacent to Old Fort York, has a skating path that winds around the elevated highways concrete pillars. It is phase one of a 1.75km pathway and park system that opened on January 6, 2018 and had a Mayor's Skate Party on the 7th.

"Get out of hibernation and reimagine winter with a full weekend of FREE fun activities and events, including musical performances from Charmie Deller, Carmen Braden, demonstrations of Ice Breaking a unique hybrid of breakdancing and freestyle ice skating by the Toronto Ice Skate Group, DJ sets from Skratch Bastid and Nino Brown, food and drink, pop-up curling, our inaugural public art exhibition “Constructions of the Everyday,” and more."
Ice houses and the CN Tower

The winter season lasts until mid-March depending on the weather to keep the outdoor rink in a non-liquid state. Activities include free skate rentals on Mondays and skate parties on Fridays.
"The initial phase, a 1.1km trail and series of public spaces, from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street, knits together seven local neighbourhoods with over 70,000 residents, becoming a gateway to the waterfront, while providing access to important attractions and destinations – from Fort York National Historic Site, Ontario Place and Exhibition Place to Harbourfront Centre and the CN Tower. The Bentway offers year-round activities and events, including gardens, a skating rink, recreational amenities, public markets, public art, special exhibitions, festivals, theatre and musical performances and more."

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