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01T - The Bentway Tour

27 May 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

1.5 Unstructured Learning Hours

This tour’s goal is to educate architects on the challenges and opportunities associated with repurposing underutilized spaces in urban areas. It will focus on The Bentway’s initial build phase—from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street—which knits together seven local neighbourhoods with more than 70,000 residents, creates a gateway to the waterfront, and provides 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 artistic, cultural, and recreational activities and events, including public art installations, seasonal and special exhibitions, theatre and musical performances, festivals, creative marketplaces, and more. The Bentway’s programming is accessible and participatory, exploring the site’s unique histories, features, and possibilities. On the tour, we will spend time discussing the various design features throughout the project, future project aspirations and connections, responses to the historical and urban context, and The Bentway’s unique approach to programming, including its Spring/Summer 2020 theme ‘Playing in Public.’

This tour has substantial walking.

All tours will depart from the Hotel X lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.