Adding Some Warmth to Winter at the Toronto Lightfest

A woman in a red Canada Goose Jacket looks down an alley under a web of green light at the Toronto LightFest in the Distillery District

Adding Some Warmth to Winter at the Toronto Lightfest

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Taking place during January and February of 2017, the Toronto LightFest is a showcase of art in the historic Distillery District. The display snakes throughout the beautiful red bricked buildings and features creative light art by several imaginative artists. The Artists on display are both local and international. The artwork is designed to bring some joy to dark winter days and spark imagination and cerebral adventure to those who visit.

Date Night at the Toronto LightFest

Thanks to my amazing mom, Christina and I got a rare night away from the boys to take in the beautiful artwork and the scenery of the Distillery district. Here are a few shots from our visit.

These concentric circles were designed so that each circle, when viewed from the right angle, can be seen nesting each other.

Even the beautiful buildings of the Distillery District were lit up and beautiful. Near the giant pacifier is a tasty soup stand to help warm your insides.

Simply wandering around the district is enough to inspire some creativity. You can also check out some of the unique stores selling handmade shoes, local handicrafts, and antiques.

The angel wings were a popular exhibit, with many visitors crowding for the perfect snapshot. Gooderham and Worts was a liquor company that helped establish the area back in the 1800s.

The flame lanterns are a stable of the Distillery District, but the illuminated parkour animation made for a fun feature.

Even the Toronto LightFest logo display made for a beautiful piece of artwork. Underneath the artwork is an indoor display where you can interact with lit up mirrors to create your own live artwork.

The webs of light crossing the alleyways make visitors feel like they are part of the display. They make for a perfect place to sip a hot chocolate. Don’t forget the whipped cream!

The Toronto LightFest is worth checking out if you are near the city. The best part? It’s free! You can check out more information on their website.

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About the Author

Kevin Wagar is a professional traveler and family travel expert living in the Greater Toronto Area. His beautiful wife Christina impressed on him her love of travel and they have made exploring the world an integral part of their life. With the birth of their two boys, Kevin and Christina have made it their mission to show others that traveling with children isn't as scary as it sounds and that kids can benefit from experiencing the world outside of their front door and beyond.

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