Co-Founded by MBL, CITYLights Toronto invites Toronto students and young professionals in the fields of lighting design, architecture and interior design to create a site-specific Nuit Blanche installation that will illuminate public space, public art, and buildings.

Participants divide into two teams taking part in a hands-on workshop moving through the design process from concept to implementation. Equipment will feature state-of-the-art, sustainable lighting that adds drama to urban spaces. Installations will be temporary, lasting for one night (from dusk to dawn).


This year’s Teams were led by Studio F Minus artists Mitchell Chan and Brad Hindson.  Mitchell Chan is a prominent new media artist who has been a Trustee Scholar at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, exhibited his work in galleries across North America, and advanced media art techniques teaching electronic art and code at OCAD University. Brad Hindson has practiced architecture and lighting design at some of Canada’s top firms. Working at internationally-acclaimed architecture firms KPMB and Diamond + Schmitt Architects, Hindson has contributed to the design of numerous high-profile buildings internationally, and served as project architect on prominent public art installations.

Studio F Minus’s installation titled “Disturbing Graffiti” will explore the use of light as a medium for public art in an urban setting touching on movement and shadow.

CITYLights Toronto 2017 is an independent Nuit Blanche project managed by a group of design industry leaders with expertise in promoting innovative sustainable urban lighting through education and public awareness.