The Toronto Light Festival

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Event date January 19 to March 4, 2018 LocationDistillery Historic District Official website Official website

The city’s original light festival artfully illuminates the Distillery Historic District.

The Distillery Historic District entrance sign after dark, crafted out of lighted letters.

Lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists, the Toronto Light Festival illuminates the Distillery Historic District from January to March. Visitors are taken on a visual journey as the festival transforms the picturesque historic neighbourhood into a large open-air gallery.

A large, angular tiger made out of translucent material glows red against the brick walls and street of Toronto's Distillery Historic District.
Digital Origami Tigers /
Lava (Australia)

This winter, Torontonians of all ages are encouraged to come out of the dark and into the light.

Light sculptures, in the shape of simple human figures, glow against a wooden wall and wet brick street in Toronto's Distillery Historic District.
My Light is Your Light /
Alaa Minawi (Lebanon)
Spanning the width of two brick buildings in Toronto's Distillery Historic District, this installation appears to be a single figure captured in many moments as it runs across one rooftop and leaps to the other, raising its hand in celebration.
Run Beyond /
Angelo Bonello (Italy)
A large, geometric nest of glowing cables stands against the night sky and the old-style buildings of Toronto's Distillery Historic District.
The Uniting Lightstar /
Venividimultiplex (The Netherlands)

All photos courtesy of Arienne Parzei (