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Nymphs & night owls

Nuit Blanche: Ethereal Forest & beyond

On Oct 4 eager art lovers and intrigued night owls filled the streets for the third-annual Nuit Blanche all-night art festival. In the gaybourhood the Church-Wellesley Village Business Improvement Area presented Ethereal Forest: A Night in Molly Wood’s Bush, a tribute to local homo forebearer Alexander Wood who once owned the forest that once stood where the village is now. The nighttime spectacle included dance by the Larchaud Dance Project and Toronto Aerial Dance Project and a “fantasy forest installation” by the Toronto Nightless Collective.

Further south on Church St presented Quixotic, “a phantasmagoric roaming ritual” involving live performance, projected video and found audio at St James Cathedral. And in the courtyard behind the York Country Courthouse at Barr Gillmore offered up Benefit of the Doubt, a to-scale replica of the “honest” part of landmark Honest Ed’s signage.

All photos by Nicola Betts