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Pup-Lovers Rejoice: A Dog Costume Party Comes to The Bentway This “Howl’oween!”

Pup-Lovers Rejoice: A Dog Costume Party Comes to The Bentway This “Howl’oween!”

The Bentway invites dogs and their owners to celebrate Halloween the canine way on Saturday, October 26th

If The Bentway’s local neighbourhoods of Liberty Village, Fort York and CityPlace have something in common (besides condo-living!) it’s the passionate community of dog-lovers, with many locals choosing The Bentway as their go-to dog park (@dogsofthebentway unite!). Inspired by the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in New York City, The Bentway is proud to present “Howl’oween” at The Bentway on Saturday, October 26th.

The Bentway and Bark ‘N Yapp invite local dogs (and their owners, of course!) to participate in a site-wide costumed pup-parade - complete with loot bags, prizes, treats and local vendors. After the parade, puppy partiers are encouraged to stick around for drinks and games at the licensed Howl’oween “Yappy Hour.”

Howl’oween will award prizes for the best canine costumes in the small, medium and large dog categories, with a special bonus “Miss Congeniality” prize for the happiest dog of the day. Judges for the costume competition include CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia and meteorologist Bill Coulter.

Howl’oween is free of charge. Registration is required for participation in the parade. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:00 p.m.: Contestant registration and meet-up
1:30 p.m.: Costume Parade Begins
2:00 p.m.: Prizing Ceremony Begins
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: “Yappy Hour” (Marketplace, Games, Bar and Merriment!)

WHERE: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON


For all media inquiries, please contact:

Linda Yahya
Linda Yahya Craft Public Relations


About The Bentway

The Bentway re-imagines how we build, experience, activate, and value public space together. Of the city; about the city; for the city.

The Bentway Conservancy is an independent charity, a not-for-profit profit powered by vital partnerships with the City of Toronto, residents, supporters, artists, creatives, city-builders, and dreamers.

Our work is anchored by a new and growing site located under Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, which we operate, maintain, and program as a platform for creative practice, public art, and connected urban life. As a new model for public space in Toronto and a forum for social engagement, The Bentway continues to evolve amidst the changing landscape of the city, developing opportunities and partnerships that address the key issues of our time.

Phase 1 of The Bentway – under the Gardiner from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Blvd – opened in 2018 and knits together seven local neighbourhoods with nearly 100,000 residents, creating a gateway to the Waterfront, while providing 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 activities and events, public art installations, recreational amenities and programs, community programming, performances, and more.

The Bentway
250 York Blvd.,
Toronto, ON M5V 3K9