Equal parts conference, workshop, artistic intervention, celebration, this free public event assembles neighbours, urbanists, designers, researchers, city-builders, and artists alike to consider how we can challenge traditional understandings of city streets and create a more inclusive, equitable, and joyful public realm.
Panels, discussions, and workshops will feature a local and international line-up of guests including Chicago’s Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi and “Hip Hop Architect” Michael Ford.
- 12:00pm-12:30pm | Welcome Remarks and Land Acknowledgement
- 12:30pm-1:30pm | Taking To and Learning From The Street: Season Artists in Conversation
- 1:45pm-2:45pm | Dream Streets Panel
- 3:00pm-4:30pm | Participatory Workshops:
- Queer Streets: Finding Footprints
- GTA Foodways at The Bentway
- Redesigning The Street with WXY Studio
- 4:30pm-5:30pm | Street Summit Keynote: Learning from Chicago with Gia Biagi
- 5:45pm-9:00pm | Street Dance Social with MC Switch B
- 12:00pm-12:30pm | Opening Remarks and Land Acknowledgement
- 12:30pm-1:30pm | Street Summit Keynote: Hip Hop Architecture with Michael Ford, presented in partnership with Doors Open Toronto
- 1:45pm-3:30pm | Participatory Workshops
- Organising At Street Level
- Street Stories
- Converting Toronto’s Hip Hop into Architecture
- 3:45pm-5:00pm | TSA Architects Talk: Renewal, presented in partnership with Toronto Society of Architects and Doors Open Toronto
- 5:00pm-5:30pm | Closing Remarks, and Culminating Report presented by Frontier
ALL SUMMIT LONG:
- 36 Questions That Lead to Loving Toronto: Bentway Edition presented by Myseum of Toronto
- Street Art Intervention, created by Raquel Da Silva with WXY Studio
- Street Scenes, presented by National Film Board of Canada
- Create Your Own Future Perfect By-law, created by Mia & Eric and Action Hero
- Live Magazine, created by Frontier
- Washrooms will be available on-site.
- ASL interpretation is available for some events.
- This event is wheelchair accessible.
- The Street Summit is rain or shine.
The Street Summit kicks off the opening weekend of The Bentway's 2022 season, STREET: A summer of public art, featuring installations, performance, and interchange. For more information, visit thebentway.ca/street.