Island of Warmth campfire

Massive interactive campfire to shine brightly at Yonge-Dundas Square

Smack dab in the middle of downtown Toronto, Yonge-Dundas Square is set to unveil a massive campfire-style installation constructed of more than 150 incandescent light bulbs.

Dubbed Island of Warmth, the interactive light installation will warm up the night near the city’s busiest intersection running Feb. 18 to March 20.

The installation is created by Félix Dagenais and Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun of Creos and Atomic3. The electrifying comes to life with music that is composed specially for the occasion.

“We wanted to recreate the energy of a campfire where people gather around, sing and dance. A festive, welcoming and unifying fire site,” says Dagenais.

The installation really comes to life when people are moving in sync around it

The Island of Warmth is designed to be interactive where visitors generate the fire’s sounds and movements as they dance, jump or wave. It is at peak campfire when everyone is moving in sync around it creating a symphony for the eyes and ears.

Admission to the campfire exhibit is free and will be open every day from 5 to 10 p.m.

Interactive installations designed by Creos have travelled the world since October 2016. Millions of people enjoy installations such as Island of Warmth over thousands of days in public spaces.

Another light installation, Nordic Lights, at Harbourfront Centre is set to close on Feb. 13.

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