TORONTO’S LUMINATO FESTIVAL IS MOVING INTO THE MASSIVE HEARN GENERATING STATION

HEARN1The Richard L. Hearn Generating Station is a huge industrial landmark in TORONTO’s Port Lands, three times the size of LONDON’s Tate Modern, 12 times bigger than the Parthenon.  <PHOTO ABOVE – Jack Landau/Urban Toronto>

HEARN4Opened in 1951 as a coal-fired plant and decommissioned in 1983, the red brick Hearn with its 215-metre-tall incinerator stack is a monument to industrial obsolescence. It’s on Unwin Avenue, not far from downtown’s skyscrapers and accessible by bike, public transit, a shuttle bus, taxi and Uber.  <PHOTO ABOVE – blogto>

HEARN3HEARN8<RENDERING ABOVE – Front Lobby, Partisans & Norm Li>

HEARN5<PHOTO ABOVE – Control Room, Kendall Anderson/Invisible Thread.com>

Entering the building itself will be an event as the 10th annual Luminato Festival/2016 unfolds from June 10-26.

HEARN6For two weeks this spring The Hearn will become a centre of music, theatre and art – everything LUMINATO under one roof from high to low, pops to the classics, underground to established, old and new, left to right.  <RENDERING ABOVE – 1,200 seat theatre, Partisans & Norm Li>

HEARN2<PHOTO ABOVE – Turbine Hall, Invisible Thread.com>

For a detailed LUMINATO schedule of what will be happening inside the Hearn pick up a catalogue, or go to https://luminatofestival.com

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HEARN9<PHOTO ABOVE – ‘Unsound Toronto’ inside The Hearn/2015 by David Leyes>

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