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Pop-Up Playground – The Bentway

Fort York, Downtown Toronto | The Bentway | 2019

Many of us have fond memories of heading to the local park to play. But play can be so much more than the standard playgrounds found in many of our parks today—and it can reach across age.

Using an already experimental public space in Toronto—The Bentway—this pop-up playground project will use temporary installations to explore new forms of playing in public space while encouraging communities to interact with their city—and each other—in unexpected ways. 

Led by The Bentway in partnership with Montreal-based interactive design studio, Daily Tous les jours, the project will encourage interactive play on the Bentway site through the creation of whimsical play structures.

“The Bentway is thrilled to have been selected as a recipient of Park People’s Public Space Incubator grant. With this support, we will be exploring how play can help reshape community spaces in new and exciting ways. We are so excited to be part of a movement of organizations and individuals in Toronto working to rethink public space, encouraging connection and community through active programming.” — Ilana Altman, Co-Executive Director, The Bentway Conservancy.

Credit picture: Andrew Williamson

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