THE PAN AM GAMES HAVE INVESTED $2.8-MILLION TO ILLUMINATE THE PRINCE EDWARD VIADUCT

VEIL2 VEIL1It’s a longlasting gift to our city. Twelve years after the “Luminous Veil” was installed on the Prince Edward Viaduct, it will be illuminated end-to-end on Saturday night, July 4. At $2.8-million, the light show represents the biggest investment in a single piece of public art in TORONTO.  <PHOTOS – 1) looking up at the Viaduct and the ‘Veil’; and 2) a test run of the illuminations, REDDIT>

VEIL4VEIL5The Viaduct opened in 1918 minus the “luminous veil” (which was originally created to prevent suicides). The bridge, which spans the Don Valley, carries the Bloor-Danforth subway, four lanes of traffic, and two sidewalks into (what once was) the village of Danforth.  On July 4, the Viaduct will be closed for an evening of celebration with live music, Thrill of the Grill (i.e. plenty of food), illumination of the Veil, and the arrival of the Pan Am Games torch. For more details go to http://www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay & http://www.thedanforth.caPAN-AM9