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Bloor Viaduct finally lights up the night

It took over 10 years, but last night the Bloor Viaduct finally lit up the night sky as the so called Luminous Veil was unveiled in all its colourful glory. Composed of 35,000 LED lights, the Dereck Revington-designed installation runs the length of the bridge, and will now remain illuminated 365 days of the year. It's one of those Pan Am legacy projects that I suspect many people will be happy about.

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Hundreds paid a visit to the bridge for the official lighting last night, which featured music from July Talk and extended hours from the Thrill of the Grill Festival. The highlight, however, was the rotating light show that showed off the various ways that the Luminous Veil responds to changes in temperature and wind.

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It really does complete the bridge. The Bloor Viaduct is one of our most iconic bits of infrastructure, and this crown gives it an almost Parisian quality. It feels important, and it looks downright cool. Congratulations, Toronto. You finally got this one right.

Lead photo by Richard Rhyme, second photo by Keith Armstrong


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