The 2020 Toronto Light Festival at the Distillery District brightened up our lives for about a month since it opened on January 17. Today is the very last day to visit the historic, pedestrian-only district to enjoy the sparkling lights and creative installations. Coming out to this event will make your -20 degree, sunset-at-4pm winter day a little less dreary. The *free* festival is open from sundown to 9pm. Besides the Light Festival, the Distillery District is also known for its famous Christmas Market which you can read all about here.
The annual event, now in its fourth year, has the goal to “create a positive, magical urban oasis where people of all ages and backgrounds can and will enjoy together.” There are a mix of Canadian artists and international artists from the U.S., U.K., Netherlands, and Australia. The exhibits are sure to bring some warmth into your life just as your toes are about to freeze off. It helps that there is an indoor installation of glow-up inflatable mushrooms that gives you a break from the bitter cold and an oasis into the shroom-filled room!
Check out the snapshots below to see some of my favourite installations from the event.
If you are interested in going out to a winter light exhibition in Toronto but can’t make it out for the last day at the Distillery District, the Ontario Place Light Festival is open until March 29th and runs daily from 4pm to 11pm (it’s free to enter!). It’s sad that these events are coming to a close, but that just means that spring is just around the corner. March 19th is officially the last day of winter this year – are you excited?!
Have you been to the Toronto Light Festival? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts!