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Toronto Light Festival (Toronto)

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Chasing away the winter blues

Toronto Light Festival 2018 goes on from January 19 to March 3!

The Toronto Light Festival was created by the same people who came up with the Toronto Christmas Market. And no wonder! Once you've seen what some special lighting does to the Distillery, you want more! It's FREE, and there are no street merchants distractring you from the light installations. Every year, selected artists from all over the world try to make the most of the setting. In 2018, the festival has put to work 19 artists or collectives. They've played with the "giant spider" structure to offer a laser show, there's a Batman sign moving on nearby brick walls, a dragon throwing fire, a giant sparkler-like installation, a beautiful star within a translucid inflated structure, a huge blue ball on the roofs, and more. You can use it as an excuse for an urban winter walk with the kids, topped with a hot chocolate from Balzac's or Cacao 70. This is a nice complement to a walk to admire the street art around the Underpass Skatepark, a 10-min. walk (taking Cherry Street north, turning right on Eastern Avenue and follow the Eastern Avenue Diversion branching on your right).

A good use of the site assets! (2018)
Giant sparklers (2018)
Peace! (2018)
Off-the-beaten-track pyramid (2018

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