Toronto’s Favourite Bentway Block Party Is Back This August!

This annual event transforms The Bentway into a festive site of community celebration.
bentway block party

The Bentway’s much-anticipated Block Party is back and even better than ever this Sunday, August 13, 2023.

It’s going to be a jam-packed celebratory outdoor party filled with live music, performances, family-friendly activities, art workshops, street food, a Bentway Bar with local brews and bevvies, and more! The free event will run from noon to 9 p.m. at The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd in Toronto.

photo via The Bentway


Headlining this year’s Block Party is:

  • Brooklyn-based musician BAYLI who are fresh off an appearance at Coachella, 
  • Toronto DJ duo TUSH, known for pushing the boundaries on disco and house music, will bring their energetic live show to the main stage, as will as
  • Genre-hopping local DJ Sofia Fly, a mainstay of queer dance floors in the city.

Throughout the afternoon, a line-up of local DJs curated by ISO Radio will be playing featuring JelzBeat Sampras, and dj miss. You can also catch roving performances by Toronto’s own afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe Maracatu Mar Aberto and dance collective T.O. Waacking


New this year, Block Party visitors can check out an artist’s market by Toronto Art Crawl – bringing over 80 local artists and artisans selling photography, sculptures, jewellery, fashion, home decor, and one-of-a-kind items to The Bentway Skate Trail. 

All-ages are invited to create pom poms with artist Jillian Jerat, culminating in a community cheer workshop and performance led by PCT Cheer & Tumble

Art from The Bentway’s Beyond Concrete summer season is also on display throughout the whole site.

The Block Party has become The Bentway’s signature summer event, known for being an inclusive, joyful, and art-filled day where all are welcome.

The event is part of The Bentway’s Beyond Concrete summer season, a series of free art installations, performances, workshops, and large-scale celebrations. 

You can RSVP for the free event here!

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