The Bentway Skate Trail

December 20, 2019

February 17, 2020


Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto


Events Description

The Bentway transforms into a uniquely urban winter wonderland with the December 20 opening of its 220 metre skate trail. Seasonal activities include a winter village, free skate days, the popular Polar Bear Skate, and more.

An on-site winter village will offer hot chocolate and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for skaters and spectators, while warming stations will help visitors get toasty before getting back on the ice.

Can’t skate? No problem! The Bentway will offer recurring free skate lessons for kids and adults. On-site skate rentals are available daily.

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



Access to The Bentway is Free and Accessible.

Skate rentals are FREE on Thursdays from 5-9pm all winter, courtesy of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

  • Adult Skate Rental | $10
  • Child Skate Rental (12 & under) | $5
  • Child Skate & Helmet Rental Package | $8
  • Helmet Rental | $5
  • Skate Sharpening | $8


Opening:Friday, December 20, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Winter Season at The Bentway will run from December 20 – until February 17, 2020.

December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Operating Hours
12:00pm – 9:00pm

January 6 to February 17, 2020

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 5pm-9pm
Weekends: 12 – 9 p.m.

Special Events:

Opening Day: Friday, December 20 | 12 noon to 9pm.

Polar Bear Skate: Sunday, December 29

The Bentway will offer recurring free skate lessons for kids (Saturdays 12-2pm) and adults (Tuesdays 7-9pm).

PA DAY: January 17: 12pm – 9pm

Family Day at The Bentway Skate Trail

Family Day with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. 12-9PM | February 17: 12pm – 9pm PYJAMA-RAMA (EXTENDED SKATE TRAIL HOURS)



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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