Inspired by Amsterdam's Annual Light Festival, Toronto's Distillery District has followed suite with a light festival of it's own that is sure to brighten the faces of the city's patrons.

Toronto Light Festival Photo Courtesy of BlogTO


This year, the Distillery District has created Toronto Light Fest - a showcase of creativity from both local and international artists. Unlike a painting or photograph, light art can manipulate lights, colours and shadows in majestic ways, sometimes making the naked eye see outlines and designs differently, which is what makes this particular type of art so magical.

Toronto Light Festival Angel Photo Courtesy of Reader's Digest


The festival is showcasing 21 different installations including; light up human figures dashing across rooftops, the Angels of Freedom, large Origami Tigers and other interactive pieces.

Origami Tigers Photo Courtesy of Reader's Digest


Running now until March 12th from sundown to 11 p.m., the festival features free admission but the group organizing the event is encouraging visitors to make a contribution to the Yonge Street Mission in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank.

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