The Toronto Light Festival aims to get people out of their homes, give them a good community experience, and make them smile.
Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Heart-shaped pillows. Heart-shaped kinetic light installations, mounted on a brick walls, powered by hundreds of LEDs. One of those is not like the others.
Walking into Toronto’s Light Festival at the Distillery District, one would expect lively streets filled with people, and tons of lights. With extreme-weather alerts however, the festival has been a little dimmer than usual.
Here’s a look at four of the exhibits lighting up Toronto’s winter nights as part of the Toronto Light Festival in the Distillery District. The festival runs through March 3, 2019.
The Distillery District launched its first-ever Toronto Light Festival, showcasing artworks from European, American and Canadian artists.
At her street food outlet near Kensington Market, Cookie Martinez prepares empanadas each work day. There is chicken and beef for the empanadas.
But sometimes, in the bread part of the empanadas, she adds mealworm powder in the dough, cricket salt, and whole crickets in the filling.
Her customers can plainly see the torsos and heads of the crickets.
At Martinez’s outlet, Gustavo Holloway, 26, from Chile, held a whole cricket between his fingers. Holloway ordered “cricket snax,” a little box filled with insects.
“This is like the movie Lion King. Hakuna matata,” Holloway said.
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