The Gateway
Dec 16 2023
Feb 19 2024
exhibition in-person

Winter is back at The Bentway, and with it a new installation as part of the annual Transform the Trail program.

A colourful procession of woven arches stretch across The Bentway’s Skate Trail, bringing the northern lights into the city. Inspired by the natural phenomenon of the aurora borealis and the role of weaving in their cultures, Canadian artistic duo Yi Zhou and Carlos Portillo’s installation ‘The Gateway’ accentuates the monumental architecture of the Gardiner with vibrant hues of green, blue, violet, and magenta.

Two free public workshops hosted at The Bentway Studio further explore The Gateway’s approaches to material, astronomical phenomena, and community connection:

Weaving Workshop: Jan 13 from 1-4pm – RSVP
Northern Lights Astronomy: Jan 27 from 5-6:30pm – RSVP


The Bentway, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Ontario Trillium Foundation, TD Bank Group, CityPlace and Fort York BIA, Beanfield Metroconnect, Hop Valley Brewing


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Ontario Trillium Foundation
TD Bank Group


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
The Bentway
For projects with printed information, will it be available in large-format and/or Braille?
Large Format Printing and QR codes available
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Are designated parking spots for persons with disabilities close to the entrance of the building?
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
People skate under a northern lights inspired art installation at The Bentway
The Gateway render by Carlos Portillo and Yi Zhou
Skaters tying up ice skates at The Bentway
Skating at The Bentway
Ice Skating on the Skate Trail
Skating at The Bentway Skate Trail
Ice Skating on the Skate Trail below the Gardiner
Skating Under the Gardiner at The Bentway