What a thrilling experience to be at The Hearn yesterday. The Luminato Festival brought back to life this fascinating decommissioned generating station in a celebration of art, music, and dance. I hope this building becomes a new landmark for creative expression in Toronto. The festival runs from June 10th to 26th. Check the activities on Luminato's website
This giant, rotating mirror ball, continuously casting its refracted light over exposed steel beams, wires and peeling walls had a surreal effect,. I felt as if I was in a sci-fi movie, surrounded by ethereal creatures floating around.
Even the windows seem to be works of art ...
Le Pavillon, a makeshift restaurant on the upper floor of The Hearn.
What a resourceful use of the generating station's control room.
Dining at Le Pavillon.
A treat for those who made reservations, but since we did not,
we were lucky to get last minute seats at the bar, and enjoyed the delicious French cuisine.
Majestic hallway, softly illuminated to bring out neat architectural details
One of my favourite sculptures, made of meshed acrylic
Industrial elements throughout the building
For more impressions on the Luminato Festival at The Hearn, check Schuster Gindin's article in Living Toronto