Opening Saturday 15th of September 2018, Iconic Site at The Bentway.
Iconic Site was created as a response to the situation of many cities, where massive waves of new developments have changed the face of our urban environment, often replacing the character of the place with hollow words and meaningless sentences. Originally developed as a commission for the Centre for the Urban Built Environment in Manchester, the work has been re-imagined for its new context, with the iconography and typography of signs found on North American roadsides. Here, in the dense heart of Toronto, where a two-decade long development boom has radically transformed both the cityscape and the lexicon used to describe it, the work takes on new relevance.
The Bentway is a new public space and programming platform that is both of the city and about the city. Through the lens of arts, culture, and recreation we explore the changing landscape of Toronto and urbanism on a global scale.
The Bentway is a member of the High Line Network, an international network of projects that transform underutilized infrastructure into new urban landscapes.
Text from The Bentway