The Bentway Grand Opening Event - Staging Grounds

The Bentway is hosting an opening event for it’s newest infrastructure project - Staging Grounds. The project involves new experimental gardens under the Gardiner, leveraging rainwater run-off from the highway above to feed flowering plant species below. 

The grand reveal of the project is going to be an exciting (and highly visual!) one. First Deputy Mayor, Ausma Malik, will kick things off with opening remarks. Furthermore, there will be chances to conduct interviews with the talented design team behind the project, SHEEEP and Agency—Agency. And there will be plenty of opportunities to capture the enthusiastic community members and The Bentway supporters who will join us for this momentous revelation.

Monday, September 18, 2023
10:30 AM-12:00 PM ​
Camera Call:
11:00 AM - Ausma Malik to deliver opening remarks

Under the Gardiner at Lake Shore & Dan Leckie


There will lots of action to capture and spokespeople to interview, including:

  • Ausma Malik, who will be on site to deliver opening remarks (not available for interviews)
  • Members of the design team available for interviews – Reza Nik from Toronto’s SHEEEP Studio and Tei Carpenter from New York’s Agency—Agency
  • Local horticultural consultant, Isaac Crosby (also known as Brother Nature)
  • The Bentway representatives




Sneha Lohtia

Craft Public Relations



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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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