Westbury National Lights up the Holidays
December 11, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Twinkling lights bring warmth and excitement to the season. Westbury National is responsible for some of Toronto’s most spectacular and iconic holiday lighting installations including the CN Tower and the Hudson’s Bay windows on Queen. Their latest installation is at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel as part of their Miracle on Front Street display. Westbury National partnered with Mandell Entertainment to create one of the largest projection mapping experiences the city has ever seen. The installation team worked around the clock for four days to build and position state-of-the-art media servers and ten 20k lumen projectors at extreme angles in order to project onto this Toronto landmark and create one larger-than-life festive canvas.
“Projection mapping creates a stimulating 3-D experience that tells a story in a way that cannot be achieved with lights alone,” says Westbury President and Chairman Frank Gerstein. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring the holidays to life in this unique and wonderful way.” Westbury has also provided projection mapping technology for the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, Holt Renfrew’s 175th Anniversary, The Oakes Hotel in Niagara as well as for NHL arena ice surfaces. Earlier this year, Westbury installed a spectacular projection on the Old Post Office in Cambridge, ON. The holiday depiction can now be seen Thursdays-Saturdays until December 29.
The lighting for the annual holiday windows at Hudson’s Bay on Queen has been installed by Westbury for the past 13 years. This year’s installation began in mid-October and took over 50 hours to install more than 100 LED and incandescent lighting fixtures across the 5 large windows.
Holiday Light Displays by Westbury National
Royal York Hotel Holiday Projection
Where: 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
When: November 22, 2018 to early January 2019
7 days a week from 5-9 PM
Hudson’s Bay & Saks 5th Avenue Holiday Windows
Where: Southwest corner of Yonge Street & Queen Street
When: November 4, 2018 to early January 2019
Old Post Office Holiday Projection (Cambridge, ON)
Where: 12 Water Street South, Cambridge, ON
When: Most Thursdays-Saturdays, until December 29, 2018
8:00–9:30pm, every 15 minutes (8, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45 with audio & 9, 9:15 no audio)
For more information, photos or interview requests please contact Talvi Kuld 416.917.7323 / firstname.lastname@example.org
About Westbury National
Westbury National is one of Canada’s largest professional audio-visual integration and full-service event and show services production companies. Creating award-winning AV installations and productions for the past 45 years, Westbury National has become a recognized leader in the industry for delivering exceptional experiences for its clients. Westbury has also become known for its architectural lighting projects including the CN Tower, Peace Bridge in Fort Eerie and Toronto's Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct. For more information, please visit westbury.com.