Northern Lights in Toronto
Fueled by tales of the extraordinary displays of green, blue and pink hues dancing in the sky above – catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is a top experience for many people. The best sightings are in remote, Northern regions, and the light show can rarely be admired in Canada’s largest downtown core. Until now!
TD Northern Lamps is a newly installed art experience outside the TD Centre, at King and Bay in Toronto. A unique community partnership with Dorset Fine Arts,this installation tells the personal stories of Inuit artists working in Cape Dorset, Nunavut and their experience with the Northern Lights. Known for its vibrant art scene and renowned artists, Cape Dorset (Kinngait in Inuktitut) sits off the southwestern tip of Baffin Island. With a population of about 1,400, the hamlet is 2,300 kilometers from Toronto. Presented in Inuktitut, French and English, the project features stories by Ashoona Ashoona, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Cee Pootoogook and others.
The TD Gallery of Inuit Art is located at 79 Wellington Street West in Toronto. It is free to visit and open weekdays from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 4pm.