Netflix Red Forest

The Upside Down from Stranger Things is being built in Toronto

This weekend, for one night only, Stranger Things fans can enter the Upside Down – or rather, a "creepy avant-garde reimagination" of it in downtown Toronto.

Grab your Nuit Blanche schedulers, folks. Netflix is bringing its A-game to this year's all-night contemporary art fest.

The streaming service just announced that it will be hosting an interactive exhibit called "The Red Forest" Saturday night in the walking path between University Avenue and Osgoode Lane.

Pulling from some of its hottest entertainment properties, Netflix has designed the forest to consist of portals inspired by Riverdale, Stranger Things and its upcoming original film Bright.

netflix nuit blanche

A rendering of the Stranger Things portal in the upcoming Red Forest event at Nuit Blanche 2017.

Guests will be given hazmat suits to wear (seriously) according to a press release, and then they will be invited to move through the forests's portals and "discover areas of mystical foliage reminiscent of the Blossom Maple Farm from Riverdale, trees with bikes growing out of them from Stranger Things and a reactive Orc tree," among other things.

The exhibit will also include an IRL version of the Twilight Drive-In from Riverdale, where people can "sit in the cars, charge their devices or check out what’s playing on the screen."

KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse (sadly) not included.

Lead photo by

Netflix Canada


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

A fence in Toronto is paying tribute to the unsung heroes who walk among us

The history of the ROM in Toronto

Stars of Canada's Drag race to perform at drive-in shows in Toronto this summer

Someone is painting Toronto restaurants that have closed and it's pretty sad

Toronto woman makes punny greeting cards that grow into wildflowers

Toronto museum faces backlash over job posting with salary people say is far too low

Someone is miniaturizing Toronto buildings down to the smallest detail

Someone robbed a Toronto gallery and got away with nearly $300k worth of art