Iconic Toronto-Dominion Centre Lights Up The Night Sky

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the iconic TD Centre in Toronto, Canadian artist Aude Moreau set out this past weekend to unveil the world's largest public art project of its kind influenced by the legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

Inspired by Mies van der Rohe's famous statement on minimalism, Moreau and her team of over 20 assistants and volunteers illuminated 'less is more or' in hundred-foot-tall glowing letters on the TD Centre. This shining display was all part of Moreau's latest series of illuminated skyscraper projects throughout North American urban centres, including Montreal and Los Angeles, as well as the upcoming installation in New York.

"By playing with these superstructures' typical, squared luminous emanations, Aude engages the architecture from within," said Antoine Ertaskiran, Gallerist. "By adding 'or' to Mies van der Rohe's famous quote, Aude revisits the interpretation of the evolution of modernism and the possibilities of what is to come."

"When Aude Moreau proposed the project almost a year ago, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to partake in a public art installation of this magnitude," said Andrea Barrack, VP Community Relations & Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group. "TD has been a proud supporter of the arts in Canada for decades. The creative and innovative manner in which Moreau celebrates the architecture and legacy of Mies van der Rohe is just another example of how Canadian artists are continuing to raise the bar in contemporary art."

Check out a photo of Moreau's TD Centre installation and others below: