In celebration of the 205th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Market and the 175th anniversary of the City of Toronto, a number of events will be taking place in the St. Lawrence Market district this weekend (Nov 6-8th). One event of particular interest to photographers is the Heritage Lighting Event. Here are the details from the City website:
WHEN: First lighting of the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood – Friday Nov. 6th, 6:00 PM
WHERE: St. Lawrence Market district, Front St. & Jarvis St.
HOW MUCH: Free
The City of Toronto will launch a new night lighting initiative in St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood to showcase Toronto’s pride in its heritage and historic buildings.
We’re shining a light on the city’s distinctive architecture and some of Toronto’s oldest, beautiful and most photographed buildings. St. Lawrence Market, St. Lawrence Hall, Flatiron building, St. James Cathedral and the south façades along Front Street, south of Berczy Park will be camera ready, day and night.
Join us this evening for the first flip of the switch. As part of the festivities, local historian Bruce Bell will lead a tour to share the stories captured behind the walls of these of these historic Toronto landmarks as you watch the buildings light up before your eyes.
The lighting demonstration is a showcase of what this Heritage Lighting Project will grow to be. While some of the lighting is permanent, some is for the weekend’s events only. Be sure to come to the neighbourhood on Friday or Saturday nights to witness the full effect of the demonstration.
I think it might be a great opportunity to try to capture some interesting night shots of an architectural nature. I’m hopeful there will be enough illumination on the buildings to satisfy the needs of my wee point & shoot sensor. I’m thinking to bring along a tripod to help make the best of it. Wish me luck!
For more information about this and other events around the anniversary, visit the City of Toronto website.