The Bentway Skate Trail

December 18, 2020

January 31, 2021


Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto


Events Description


The Bentway transforms into a uniquely urban winter wonderland with the December 18 opening of its 220 metre skate trail.

The trail will open on December 18 with a fixed capacity of 25 people.

The Bentway was created to bring residents and visitors together in a public space and to connect outdoors year-round.

Who is it for?

Pre-registration is required.
Bring your own skates. There are no skate rentals available.
Bring ID to verify your identity.
Come dressed for the weather. There will be no access to indoor changing areas.
Wear your mask. Face coverings are required while skating at The Bentway.
Always maintain a safe (2m or 6ft) physical distance from others.
Keep your belongings on you at all times.
Stay home if you are feeling sick, have been out of the country in the last 14 days, or suspect you may have come into contact with COVID-19.


Access to The Bentway is Free and Accessible.

Pre-registration for timed entry will be available via Eventbrite on December 12 at 10am.

While skating at The Bentway is always free, we’re asking you to help us support those in need by donating a small amount ($5 suggested) to the creation of Winter Care Kits for our community members experiencing poverty and homelessness. Please make your donation when you register on Eventbrite.

Registration will be made available on a rolling basis.

Each Friday at 10am the timeslots for the next available week will go live.

6 timeslots per day with a 25 person capacity each.

  • Please ONLY register people from within your own household.
  • Please ensure you provide accurate contact details for each ticket purchased. ID will be checked upon entry.
  • Registrations will be accepted until the day prior or until sold out / capacity is reached.
  • Please arrive early. Pre-registration spots will be considered no-shows10 minutes after their timeslot has begun.
  • Bring your mask! Face coverings are required while skating at The Bentway.


Register Online


Opening:Friday, December 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM

December 18 to January 31, 2021 | 12 – 9 p.m.



Public space under the Gardiner, stretching from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street.

The Bentway is a unique and innovative public space that transforms 1.75km underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street.

The Bentway knits together seven local neighbourhoods with over 77,000 residents, becoming a gateway to the waterfront, while providing access to important attractions and destinations – from Fort York National Historic Site, Ontario Place and Exhibi-tion Place to Harbourfront Centre and the CN Tower.

Paid Parking Available:
– 800 Fleet St.


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