Toronto Light Festival Set To Shine Jan. 18

Toronto’s Distillery District is getting set to glow as the Toronto Light Festival returns Jan. 18 to March 3, transforming the pedestrian district into one of the largest open-air sculpture galleries in North America.

Lighting up both the night and day, the festival will run daily and is free to the public.

“Our goal is to make people smile,” says Mathew Rosenblatt, executive director of the festival. “During our coldest months of the year, at a time when people might feel isolated, we want to bring them together to experience something really special and add more warmth and light to their lives.”

More than 35 light art installations from local and international artists will be on display. Works include rainbows, polar bears, deoxyribonucleic acid, and the meaning of life, created by artists from Canada, the US, Europe and the Middle East.