If you love art, then Toronto is a pretty great place to be. The city is filled with so many creative experiences, from the AGO to immersive art adventures like the Funhouse. A new, interactive art exhibit is opening this winter, and it will bring you back to your childhood with an innovative twist. Toronto's glowing seesaw and loop immersive exhibits are coming to the waterfront, and they'll light up the season in the best way possible.
Winter Stations is an international design competition that takes place along Toronto's waterfront. Each year, winning installations are showcased for the public to see and experience. According to a press release, this year's event features two renowned, experiential art exhibits for you to interact with. Last year's event featured a butterfly forest and staircase to nowhere. After last year's installations were total hits, this year's are sure to please.
The first installation called "Impulse" will take place from October 25 to November 12, 2019, at the Harbourfront Centre Exhibition Common. "Impulse" will feature fifteen luminous seesaws that you can actually ride on. By playing on the seesaw, you can manipulate the light and sound to create a constantly transforming composition. The seesaws are the coolest instruments you'll ever experience and will whisk you back to your childhood in a totally unique way.
The second exhibit, "Loop," will be held from January 15 to February 8, 2020, at the York Street Park. The event showcases a series of futuristic glowing pods that are meant to be a combination of a music box, a zoetrope and a train handcar.
Two people can sit in the pod and use different levers to manipulate loops of vintage fairytale films. You can play with speed, sound and light frequency. Your unique creation will be viewable from both inside and outside of the pod, so passersby can admire your work.
Both events are completely free. The Winter Stations design competition will take place from February 17 to March 30, 2020, and will transform Woodbine beach with even more magical art pieces. Keep an eye out for these incredible, glowing installations in the city this winter.
When: October 25 to November 12, 2019 & January 15 to February 8, 2020
Address: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON & York Street Park, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Experience these glowing, interactive art installations popping up in Toronto.