There's a massive 18 ft. Toronto Raptors sculpture coming to Nuit Blanche this year

Aug 16 2019, 10:28 am

It’s almost time for the city to once again transform into the all-night contemporary art festival Nuit Blanche.

Taking place on October 5 from dusk to dawn, the festival will feature art installations scattered throughout the city.

Easily one of the most hyped installations already is Peace to the Past, Reach for the Futurea towering sculpture that honours 25 years of the Toronto Raptors.

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As the Raptors turn 25, two Toronto artists have created an 18-foot sculpture—honouring the NBA champions’ past, imagining their future, and celebrating the diverse communities that support them.

Created by Bryan Espiritu and Esmaa Mohamoud in partnership with MLSE’s Toronto Raptors, the installation will be located at Queen Street West and Bay Street.

“It’s been months of work and years of building to get here. Honoured to do this for the city,” wrote Espiritu on Twitter.

“This sculpture inspired by the Raptors anniversary symbol will be located on the backdrop of city hall and old city hall, emphasizing multiple layers—temporal, stylistic, and conceptual,” reads the project’s website.

You can learn more about the festival and full programming here.

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019

When: October 5
Time:
 7 pm to 7 am
Where: Locations throughout Toronto
Price: Free