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Winter Light Exhibition 2021

A free festival celebrating illuminated exhibits at the West Island of Ontario Place

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates.

Winter Light Exhibition at Ontario Place showcases 12 illuminated exhibits by Canadian artists that project, transmit, or reflect lights. It can be illuminated water forms, digital winter themed imagery, or various structures projecting light from within. The highlight of the exhibition is a 4-m-tall (12-ft) icicle silo.

Admission to the Winter Light Exhibition is free. The operating hours are from 4 pm to 11 pm. Fridays through Sundays have a special program featuring community bonfires, paint classes, and also a snack shop with a variety of foods and beverages.

Winter Light Exhibition used to be a part of Winter at Ontario Place. The latter was an annual festival featuring various winter-themed activities). Visitors would skate on a man-made rink, watch film screenings at Cinesphere, observe winter light installations, and participate in community bonfires on the north end of Cedar Cove on the West Island. The event was canceled in 2019. But Winter Light Exhibition is still held as a separate event.

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