Bloor Viaduct's 'Luminous Veil' to light up night sky
The Bloor Viaduct's "Luminous Veil" will illuminate the night sky on Saturday, when 35,000 LED lights are turned on for the 2015 Pan Am Games.
Made of a series of rods, the Luminous Veil is a safety barrier that was constructed in 2003. Toronto-based artist Dereck Revington designed the barrier, but the lighting component was not realized until recently.
The cost to light the Luminous Veil is approximately $2.8 million.
Unlike regular LED lights, however, those that will adorn the 494-metre concrete-steel arch bridge will change colour according to the wind, temperature and season. The lights will be turned on 24 hours a day, 360 days a year.
"The bridge will be transformed into a 500-metre canvas. It's painting in time and light. It will never look the same," Revington said in a statement. "There’s nothing like it in the world."
The bridge will officially be lit up on Saturday at 10 p.m. following the arrival of the Pan Am flame.
With a report from CTV Toronto's Ben Mercer