Northern Lights in Toronto

Northern Lights in Toronto

Presented by TD Bank Group until 30 May 2018

TD Centre at 55 King Street in Toronto

(just west of Bay Street on the south side)

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!

The 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

Tapaungai Niviaqsi

Taqialuk Nuna

Cee Pootoogook

Qabaroak Qatsiya

Niveaksie Quvianaqtuliaq

Elisapee Samayualie Pudlat

Joemie Takpaungai

The TD Northern Lamps Installation invites colleagues and passersby to experience Inuit artists’ interpretation of this natural wonder in downtown Toronto,” says Kerry Peacock, Executive Vice President, Day to Day Banking, Investing and Transformation and Chair, Indigenous Peoples Committee, TD Bank Group. “Inspired by this natural phenomenon unique to the north, the installation aims to enhance people’s understanding of how individuals experience the lights in remote Northern regions. Much like the Northern Lights, it is best appreciated after sunset. We hope to see you there.”

If you would like to experience more art from Canada’s North, the TD Gallery of Inuit Art, located at 79 Wellington Street West in Toronto, is free to visit and open weekdays from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 4pm.

This article originally appeared on TD Newsroom.

 

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