Welcome to Dream Street! Use the different backdrops to create and record your own stories using #playinginpublic. From the urban forest to the local store, there are many places to explore.
Dream Street is a vertical playground open to all, inviting visitors to experience the city from a child’s perspective. This utopian cityscape mural is co-created with youth from Paris and Toronto. Like an outdoor film set, the different backdrops are perfect to play, to imagine, and to record stories. Mixing scales and perspective effects, the mural offers a fully immersive experience.
Dream Street was produced as part of The Bentway’s Playing in Public exhibition. Created and designed by The Street Society (creative urban agency based in Paris), with Bérénice Milon, Margaux Grappe, Eloïse Gillard, Edoardo Cecchin, Justine Lipski, Clémence Chapus and Alice Cabaret.
Explore Dream Street
Click and drag to look around the space, click on the circular arrows throughout the space to move around, and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out.
About the Artist
The Street Society is a creative urban strategy agency based in Paris. Structured around a global network, its multidisciplinary team of urban thinkers and designers, writers and illustrators, artists and architects create strategies to transform underused spaces into new places. The Street Society provides strategic solutions to build, transform or activate public spaces, buildings or neighbourhoods – through research, urban design, community engagement and art installations. At the heart of The Street Society approach is the willingness to explore the link between people and places, and to always design contextual, bespoke interventions.
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Plan Your Play Walk
- Dream Street by The Street Society
- Walk Walk Dance by Daily tous les jours
- Big Red by Assemble
- Double Dribble by Esmaa Mohamoud
- Nil:Nil by Studio F Minus
- Play Public by Thomas Mailaender & Erik Kessels
- Jax by Pierre Poussin
- Midsummer Mix Vol.1 by Nelson Wu & biosphere
- Find Jimmy! by Kris Piotrowski
- Before They’re Gone by Droqen
- A Serpent Slumbers by Allison Cole
- Dance Anatomy by Alicia Payne
- The Garrison and the Gardiner by Kaelan Doyle Myerscough
- Secret Landscape by Diana Andrea Guzmán Valencia
Twelve locations throughout the Play Path and neighbouring spaces
- The Bentway
- Fort York National Historic Site
- Garrison Crossing
- The Bentway Studio & Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre
- Canoe Landing Park
- Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
As an organization dedicated to the creation of shared and inclusive public space, we acknowledge that our work takes place on the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and many other Indigenous nations.
Tkaronto, “the place in the water where the trees are standing”, is now home to many diverse Indigenous people. We recognize them as the past, present and future caretakers of this land. We would like to pay our respects to all who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work together to care for The Bentway lands and act as stewards of the space.
- 511 Bathurst (at Fort York Blvd)
- 509 Harbourfront (at Fleet St.)
- 121 Fort York-Esplanade at Gzowski Blvd (westbound) or Bastion St (eastbound)
Use Bike Share Toronto’s System Map or download PBSC Urban Solutions or Transit app to locate stations and plan your route with real-time bike and station availability. Closest stations to The Bentway: Fort York Blvd/Garrison Rd, Fort York Blvd. (in front of Fort York Visitor Centre), Strachan Ave/Princes’ Blvd, Fort York Blvd/Bathurst St.
Bike racks are also located on-site.
Paid parking is available at 800 Fleet Street (also accessible from Strachan Avenue, north of Fleet Street) and at the Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Boulevard).
As of June 11, 2021 our washroom facilities are open from 10am – 7:30pm daily. Face coverings are required. Gender-neutral washroom(s) available.
Free Wi-Fi is provided by Beanfield. Sign onto Beanfield1hfree and get one free hour of WiFi at The Bentway.