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Toronto - Jan 7. Bentway opening w/free skate rentals & John Tory

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Toronto - Jan 7. Bentway opening w/free skate rentals & John Tory

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"I felt a great disturbance at KFC as if millions of chickens suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced." RFD user stephroll
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It's nice, but they definitely didn't finish the trail in time... The trail can't be much more than 400 m, full loop, not nearly the 1.75km in Tory's tweet.
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Chickennbeans wrote: It's nice, but they definitely didn't finish the trail in time... The trail can't be much more than 400 m, full loop, not nearly the 1.75km in Tory's tweet.
This is from my volunteer orientation sheet

General information about The Bentway Skate Trail:
The Skate Trail is 220 metres (720 feet) long
The Skate Trail will be open from January 6 through mid-March (weather
permitting)

Opening hours:
o Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm (skate rentals available 4pm-9pm)
o Fridays and Saturdays: 11am-11pm (skate rentals available all day)
o Sundays: 11am-9pm (skate rentals available all day)
Skate rentals: 10 CAD (Free on Jan 7)


Ongoing winter programming:
o Monday nights: free skate rentals
o Friday nights: Beats and Bents DJ skate parties
o Weekend evenings: Strongbow Lounge, and food trucks
"I felt a great disturbance at KFC as if millions of chickens suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced." RFD user stephroll
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Your right. If you look at the Mayor's comment in the first post, it claims 1.75km.
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Chickennbeans wrote: Your right. If you look at the Mayor's comment in the first post, it claims 1.75km.
For some clarity, the Bentway path is 1.75KM. The skate portion of that is smaller. He didn't phrase it accurately whether by accident or by design.
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I'm quite sure given the construction, there wasn't 1.75 of Bentway Trail open either.
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Chickennbeans wrote: I'm quite sure given the construction, there wasn't 1.75 of Bentway Trail open either.
This is the first stage..

The Bentway, an expansive new public space under the Gardiner Expressway, officially opens tomorrow morning, with a celebratory skate along a 220-metre, figure-eight shaped loop. The opening represents the first stages in a total makeover of the neglected, 1.75-kilometre stretch under the western portion of the raised expressway, between Strachan and Spadina avenues.
from https://torontoist.com/2018/01/public-w ... oom-opens/
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Yep, the skating loop is 220m, so just over 110 meters of the 1.75km... walking? trail or.. almost 6%. What they've done is nice, but... if they throw a party after every 6% and year of construction, it'll take them over a decade to finish.

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