Artists had already done significant work on expressway pillars in the area, but this event drastically expanded the scope of the public art in the area. The Live Arts Festival, which incorporated sport, flash mob dancing, and musical performances, is just one of 14 events happening between May 16 and August 15 along the Pan Am Path.
Have a look at the artwork and activities from this weekend's festivities in this photo gallery.
Film shoots and private parties have taken place here over the years, but this is the first major event that will showcase the majestic industrial relic, which still bears loads of tangled steel, dangling wires, and row upon row of girders. The space is mesmerizing in both its scale and the potential it has to host something like Unsound.
Crews have cleared out many of the most dangerous hazards and obstacles, but the building still feels completely raw. In fact, it seems remarkable that the Luminato folks were able to get the city of Toronto on board with hosting events here. This might be the most intriguing music venue the city has ever seen.
Have a peek inside the Hearn Generating Station as it looks today in this photo gallery.
Here are my picks for the top summer art shows in Toronto.
Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the best bets at this year's Luminato Festival.