While I do admit us millennials tend to categorize things that the oldies didn’t even know existed way back then, I will say this: seasonal depression is a damn real thing. I mean, I suffer from it wholeheartedly. I wake up, see how dark and gross it is at 9 am, and don’t even want to get out of bed. The pain is real.
Similar to the millions of other Canadians who are going through the turmoil, I’m sure we’ve all been desperate to find something fun - yet still warm - to pass the time (I mean seriously, I have a “days until April” countdown on my phone). From movie marathons to stay-in girl nights, there’s something else that will make the winter a bit more enjoyable - the annual Toronto Light Festival.
An event that takes place in the city’s iconic Distillery District, the Toronto Light Festival is a vibrant and artistic journey through various walking paths of the 6ix. What will be its third year, the festival exhibits local and international light artists - which you know we need more of these days *cough* thanks a lot Canada *cough*.
Some artists include Davis McCarty of the United States, Masamichi Shimada from Japan, and Kristofir Dean from Canada - and not just Canada, but Hamilton. That’s right, the 905ers can make it in the world, too!
While you’re there, make sure you also check out some of the city’s best restaurants within the district. With heated patios and cozy atmospheres, the festival is guaranteed to cure some of that seasonal depression… for now.
The festival commences on January 18th and concludes on March 3rd. It is open from sundown until 10 pm Sunday through Wednesday and till 11 pm Thursday through Saturday.
For more info, you can check out the Toronto Light Festival’s official website!