The Yonge North York BIA to present a celebration of Silk Lantern Artistry March 15-April 30

Spring Lanterns Festival. Image credit: Website

Toronto/CMEDIA: A vivid art exhibit that bridges continents and cultures would reportedly be presented this spring by the Yonge North York Business Improvement Area (BIA) from March 15-April 30.  

Featuring authentic, hand-made silk lanterns direct from Sichuan, China, Yonge North York Spring Lanterns’ multiple displays are set to light up various locations across the Yonge North York community until April 30th.

Celebrated for its spicy cuisine and stunning landscapes, Sichuan Province boasts a centuries-old tradition of making decorative silk lanterns as a symbol of luck and community spirit, integral to festive celebrations

Sichuan is also the natural habitat of the cherished giant panda, which like the lanterns signifies prosperity and good fortune in Chinese culture.

Inviting locals and visitors alike to explore and enjoy these beautiful pieces of art in the Yonge North York BIA, Laura Burnham, Executive Director of Yonge North York BIA reportedly said that Yonge North York BIA is thrilled to celebrate the diverse community that makes our district vibrant by showcasing these fantastical lantern displays at Yonge North York.  

Curated by Elevated Concepts Studio,The Spring Lanterns vignettes are proudly sponsored by BIA Members including North American Centre, Yonge Sheppard Centre, and Emerald Park.

The Lantern Display Locations are:

North American Centre: 5650 & 5700 Yonge St.

Mel Lastman Square: 5100 Yonge St.

Yonge Sheppard Centre: 4841 Yonge St.

Emerald Park: 4750 Yonge St.


Actual Photos Of Oversized Lanterns On Display At Yonge Sheppard Centre, 4841 Yonge St.


The visotors should not miss their chance to WIN a $250 gift card to a Yonge North York BIA restaurant of your choice.

Visitors are also asked to participate by sharing your Spring Lanterns “selfie pic” on Instagram and tagging #yongenorthyork.

For additional contest entries, upload selfies at other participating locations.

Being more than just an art show, “The Yonge North York Spring Lanterns exhibit” is an invitation to immerse yourself in the beauty and cultural significance of these traditional Sichuan lanterns.

Serving 1,600 business & commercial property owners, The Yonge North York BIA (Business Improvement Area) stretches along the Yonge Street corridor, Hwy 401 to Bishop Avenue.