Street light art installation nightmare, residents say

New city art installation Nyctophelia comprised of 30 street lights at Weston Rd. and Dennis Ave....

New city art installation Nyctophelia comprised of 30 street lights at Weston Rd. and Dennis Ave. Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

Kevin Connor, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:10 PM ET

Some Weston residents are in the dark over the purpose of a new city art installation.

And a few will be blinded by the lights as the 30 street lights art structure will be shining in their bedroom windows.

The light display — called Nyctophelia, meaning love of darkness — cost $250,000 and was funded through Section 37 of Toronto’s Planning Act, where developers give a percentage of money from their developments for art projects.

The lights are located on Dennis Ave. — a one-way, eastbound residential street — that meets Weston Rd. south of Eglinton.

The permanent installation, which is expected to be completed this summer, isn’t very visible from Weston until one is right on top of it.


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