The Bentway Presents CITE, The Perfect Hub For Summer Activities

The Bentway Presents CITE, The Perfect Hub For Summer Activities

The Bentway and Build for Bokma present CITE, a summer-long celebration of skateboard arts and culture, which all launches this weekend. The Bentway Skate Trail will also officially open for the season, from June 30th until August 12th and you can also expect lots of fun events going on all summer long.

We’re kicking off our summer season on June 30–July 1 with the opening weekend of #CITE: A Celebration of Skateboard Arts & Culture. We’ll have DJ sets, live music, outdoor games, The Bentway Beer Garden and silent film screenings from @torontourbanfilmfest as well as @jamesmorley, @nickyyoungphoto, and @genovani. _____ ? (1): Bridge & Tunnel by @jamesmorley ? (2): This Town of Toronto… by @izabelalalapo ? (3): @takingspacefilm by @nickyyoungphoto (produced by @creativesoftoronto) ? (4): James by @jonahaber _____ CITE runs from June 30 – August 12. Co-produced by #TOBentway and @buildforbokma. Presented by @vanscanada. Media partner: @vicecanada. Skate media partner: @sbcskateboardmag. Supported by @cityofto & @ocaf_lefonds. _____ #thebentway #bentway #toronto #skateboarding #thankyouskateboarding #art #artlovers #design #designlovers #skatefam #film #skatepark #citylife #torontophoto #torontoart #torontoviews #torontolove #6ixwalks #skatebentway #thesix #viewsfromthesix #skatelife #silentfilms #films #torontolove

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Things are all kicking off this weekend, with the reveal of a “new art installation/skatepark featuring  Semblance, skateable sculptures conceived and constructed by Build for Bokma which create a 3D terrain for boarders to ride on, as well as a site-specific art installation by artist and skateboarder Pascal Paquette.”

During the weekends, CITE will provide a variety of workshops like learning to skateboard, building skate sculptures, videography, screen printing and designing skateboards – plus a speaker series. The Skate Trail with the Semblance sculptures will be open and available for skateboarding every day from 10 am until 9 pm.

CITE will bring new audiences to The Bentway, and serves to support Toronto’s new skateboard strategy to integrate skateparks in the future development of the city.

“CITE, co-produced by The Bentway and Build for Bokma and presented by Vans, with media partner VICE. The Bentway is supported by the City of Toronto and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport).”

Here’s the schedule for the Canada Day long weekend:


June 30, 2018 (10 AM – 11 PM)

  • DJ sets by The Remix Project alumni
  • A marketplace of local skateboard merchandise
  • Pop-up film screenings from TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival)
  • Open skate
  • The Bentway Beer Garden featuring tasty treats from SPiN, live graffiti, and more

July 1, 2018 (10 AM – 11 PM)

  • Local DJ sets
  • Live beats by Toronto-based DJ and producer Beat Sampras (7pm) and LA-based DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf (8:30pm)
  • A marketplace of local skateboard merchandise
  • The Bentway Beer Garden, Ping Pong, and other outdoor games
  • Skate demos and best trick showcase
  • Open skate
  • Meet and greet with the pros, including Vans athletes Leon ChapdelaineUna FarrarEtienne GagneAnnie Guglia, and Dustin Henry

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Are you going to check out The Bentway this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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