THE BENTWAY AUDIO WALKING TOUR
by Lara Samuel
Theme: Arts & Architecture, History & Culture
The Bentway’s General Manager, Operations, Lara Samuel, takes you on a virtual walking tour of The Bentway – a public space located underneath the Gardiner Expressway that reimagines how we build, experience, activate, and value public space together. The Bentway uses the unique architecture of the under-Gardiner to build connections and community, creating a platform for creative practice, public art, and connected urban life.
Lara will walk with you through The Bentway, sharing site-specific insights, safety considerations and personal stories. Together you will uncover interesting areas and unique features of the site, hear funny anecdotes, learn some history and discover how the space is being used by the surrounding communities.
This tour was created as part of The Bentway’s Safe in Public Space initiative, a multifaceted initiative that aims to broaden the definition of public safety to address new public health challenges presented by COVID as well as systemic inequities.