This long weekend, I headed downtown Toronto with my best friend and my sister to see the first Toronto Light Festival at the Distillery District to enjoy some beautiful art installments.
We got there at the perfect time, because the sun was just starting to go down. So we took a walk around and got a look at what the festival had to offer, while the sun was still up, and then stopped to grab a hot chocolate (which was actually delicious and totally worth the sort-of-ridiculous Distillery District pricing). By the time we headed back to where we’d started our round, the sun had fully set and we were ready to see the art installments the way they were meant to be seen.
In hindsight, it probably wasn’t too smart to go on a weekend – the amount of people trying to file through the streets of the Distillery District was crazy. It was similar to the crowds at the Christmas Market in December. But people lined up decently to see the light pieces and it wasn’t as claustrophobic as I initially thought it would be.
The light installments themselves were incredible. They were beautiful and inspired art pieces, and I took my time enjoying them.
A couple of my favourites were the clearly ironic neon sign stating that “Nothing is so important that it needs to be made in six foot neon” (six-foot, no?), and the gorgeous angel pieces (pictured at the bottom of this post).
It was really just nice to walk around outside in the unseasonable warmth with a couple of my favourite people, enjoying the weather and taking in some of the inspiring art and culture in our city.
The TO Light Festival runs until March 12, so check it out if you have the chance!
Have you visited the TO Light Festival? What was your favourite installment?