The Bentway – Strachan Gate
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON
The Bentway

The Street Summit

This event has already taken place.

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.

SCHEDULE - Friday, May 27, 2022

  • 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

SCHEDULE - Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • 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


  • 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

Address: 401 Richmond St, Office 215, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8