The 4th annual Toronto Light Festival has kicked off a visual journey throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District. Local and international artists illuminate together inside the city’s historic neighborhood. This year’s festival brings giant inflatable mushrooms, a field of fireflies and multiple cloud swings.
The festival creators wanted to create something special – a happening that would lift the collective spirit of the city. In a world with so many dark and ominous messages, their goal is to create a positive, magical urban oasis where people of all ages and backgrounds can and will enjoy together. They intend to help transform a moment of consciousness, from the cold and the dark into the warmth of the light (even if it can reach -20 C). The festival covers 13 acres and 44 buildings over a 45 day time period. The magical lights continue through March.