Beautiful Lights on a Dark Winter’s Night : The Toronto Light Festival in The Distillery District (2018)
On Thursday night, I added a new event to my “try to see this every year” list!
It’s The Toronto Light Festival, held for the second time in The Distillery District. After seeing photos of it (too late) last year, I made sure to get over to experience it this year, and Nick came with me.
With 20 or so large scale light-driven sculptures created by artists from around the world, set up in the dark cobblestone lane-ways amoungst some of Toronto’s oldest buildings, it was quite stunning to see. The festival runs until March 4th, so there’s still time for you to see it, if you haven’t yet, and if you’re planning ahead for next year, it’s usually on from mid January until the end of February. It is free.
Here’s a little look at some of the 2018 installations. Some pieces are static but most of them appear to be in motion, with colour changes and light sequences. Some are interactive, reacting to your proximity.
We took the streetcar over, along King Street West, which dropped us off at the easternmost entrance to The Distillery District.
We had dinner while there, and although there are a number of restaurants in the district that sound good, we decided to go to a place we’d been before, Mill Street Brew Pub Restaurant.
Back outside …
↑ Some of the gorgeous historic buildings were bathed in colour changing flood lights. (I’m not sure if this was done for the festival, as I’ve never been here at night. It was eerily beautiful, either way. ↑
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