The Bloor Street Viaduct is a Toronto landmark that connects the city’s east end to the central core. The city added a new feature to the structure in 2003 – The Luminous Veil. Functionally, the Veil is a barrier to prevent people from falling or jumping off the bridge, but in form it’s a dynamic work of artful illumination. In 2015 the 450-metre length of The Luminous Veil finally got its unique LED lighting array, which changes in a computerized real-time response to wind velocity, with seasonal variations as well. Guild Electric completed all the electrical work for this project, including the installation of over 35,000 LED lights with controllers to allow display of a wide range of colours in an artistic display.
Guild installed the lights and power cabinets and connected the computer system that brings the work to life. We met the accelerated four-month timeframe, and The Illuminated Veil was ready to go for the July 4 procession that preceded the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.