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Toronto Light Festival 2021

The largest art festival in Toronto brightens up winter


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Long, dark winter nights can be really depressing. But not when you have renown light artists by your side! Every winter The Toronto Light Fest beautifully illuminates the Distillery Historic District. From late January to early March Toronto residents and guests can take a visual journey through a large open-air gallery, which is actually one of the largest in North America.

Every year the festival features about 30 light installations to lift the collective spirit of the city. Both local and international artists are involved in creating awesome art, sculptures and generating positive emotions. One of the past highlights was a giant fire-breathing metallic dragon, which was Canada's largest art car. It had an interactive fire, sound, and light features.

One of the most Instagrammed artworks was LOVE Sign at the Distillery District which was transformed for the Toronto Light Festival. The idea of the festival was to create a magical urban world that would bring joy to people of all ages.

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