Bentway Block Party
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 1A9, Canada
The Bentway Block Party is back and bigger than ever! Join us on Sunday, August 13 for our annual signature event where live music, roving performances, family-friendly activities, art workshops, street food, and more transform our space into a festive site of community celebration. This event is free to attend and open to everyone!
Enjoy an afternoon showcase of local DJs curated by ISO Radio featuring Jelz, Beat Sampras and dj miss. Throughout the day, catch roving performances by Toronto’s own afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe Maracatu Mar Aberto and dance collective T.O. Waacking.
All-ages are invited to create colourful, upcycled pom poms with artist Jillian Jerat, culminating in a community cheer workshop and performance led by PCT Cheer & Tumble.
Meet us on the dancefloor as a fusion of live and electronic musicians take us into the night. Brooklyn-based artist BAYLI headlines, supported by Toronto’s own dance duo TUSH and DJ Sofia Fly.
New this year, Block Party visitors can explore an artists’ market by Toronto Art Crawl - bringing over 80 local artists and artisans selling photography, sculptures, jewellery, fashion, home decor, and one-of-a-kind items at The Bentway Skate Trail.
Check out the Bentway Bar for local brews and beverages and a selection of onsite food vendors. Experience our Beyond Concrete seasonal public art exhibit throughout the site too.
12pm: Event kick-off; Food and beverage opens
12pm – 3:30pm: Pompom Making with Jillian Jerat
12pm – 5pm: Drop-in arts activities and ISO Radio showcase
12pm - 6pm: Toronto Art Crawl market open
3:30pm - 4pm: Cheer Workshop with PCT Cheer & Tumble
4pm: PCT Cheer & Tumble Performance
5pm: Maracatu Mar Alberto roving performance
8pm: Sofia Fly
8pm: T.O. Waacking pop-up performance
9pm: Event wrap-up
This event is family-friendly.
Accessible and all-gender washrooms are available on site.
This site is wheelchair accessible.
This event takes place rain or shine.
This summer, The Bentway presents Beyond Concrete, a series of public art, performances, parties, and conversations. Join us under the Gardiner to explore how Toronto’s unique urban nature and built environment can co-exist, collide, and collaborate. For more information on The Bentway's summer season, visit thebentway.ca
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