Aliens land at The Bentway!

A vibrant and otherworldly performance at The Bentway's Summer 2023 season opener

The Bentway’s summer season, Beyond Concrete, officially kicks off tomorrow with an evening launch party open to the public from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

The evening will feature an energetic performance by Filipino artist Leeroy New’s The Aliens of Manila. The Aliens of Manila is a vibrant set of sculptural costumes made from up-cycled plastics sourced from local Toronto homes, restaurants, convention centres, and nightclubs. At first glance eye-catching and otherworldly, the Aliens’ appearance invites the city to dive “beyond the concrete” and celebrate the launch of an exciting summer season of programming at The Bentway.

Friday, May 26, 2023 ​
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Media to arrive: 7:30 p.m.
The Aliens of Manila performance: 8:00 p.m.

The Bentway Skate Trail ​
Located under the Gardiner Expressway, east of Strachan Ave. 

Green P parking is available under the Gardiner at 250 Fort York Blvd and at 800 Fleet St, just south of Strachan Gate. The nearest TTC stop is 'Strachan Ave at Fleet St North Side', serviced by routes 504 and 363. The nearest bike station is 'Fleet St/Garrison Rd (Fort York)'. ​ ​ ​ 

The Aliens of Manila artist, Leeroy New, will be available on site for interviews, along with representatives from The Bentway and party go-ers.


Sneha Lohtia

Craft Public Relations

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About The Bentway

The Bentway works “to ignite the urban imagination”, using the city as site, subject, and canvas.

Anchored under Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway and guiding its complex future, The Bentway is a growing public space, and much more. The Bentway is a new type of civic organization: a not-for-profit, powered by vital partnerships with the City of Toronto, residents, supporters, artists, city-builders, and dreamers. The Bentway is a catalyst rooted in experimentation, leading a creative movement to re-imagine the opportunities of urban spaces. Phase 1 of The Bentway opened in 2018 and is already a vital public space, backyard park, cultural platform, connector for the western Waterfront corridor and a demonstration of what is possible.

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250 York Blvd., Toronto, ON M5V 3K9