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Wow! Looks great. Nice surprise.
It was being tested before Christmas (reported here) and it does look GREAT. As noted then, there are also lights at the base of all the columns at the main (centre) section but I have never seen them on yet (and don't think they are on on above photo) and there are also lights shining up from both moats which are not yet all installed.

The City installed LED 'heritage' lighting on St Lawrence Hall a few years ago and it continues to be well lit and lights are maintained so I see no reason to think they won't also maintain those at Union.
 

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It was being tested before Christmas (reported here) and it does look GREAT. As noted then, there are also lights at the base of all the columns at the main (centre) section but I have never seen them on yet (and don't think they are on on above photo) and there are also lights shining up from both moats which are not yet all installed.

The City installed LED 'heritage' lighting on St Lawrence Hall a few years ago and it continues to be well lit and lights are maintained so I see no reason to think they won't also maintain those at Union.
And they're LEDs, they need far littler maintenance than incandescents.
 

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In this instance I am hoping they aim higher - the lighting at Union can use some pizzaz. It'd be the perfect backdrop for lightshows.

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Not sure I agree. There is a lot to be said for using carefully designed heritage lighting to bringing out the beauty of the building without distractions from 'artistic lighting' or light shows. An occasional light show, yes; permanent lightshows, no.
 

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Not sure I agree. There is a lot to be said for using carefully designed heritage lighting to bringing out the beauty of the building without distractions from 'artistic lighting' or light shows. An occasional light show, yes; permanent lightshows, no.
Not permanent - but you sort of need to plan for a system to have that sort of capability. Do it on weekends, perhaps?

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Not permanent - but you sort of need to plan for a system to have that sort of capability. Do it on weekends, perhaps?

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To use Budapest as an example. The Hungarian Parliament Buildings are light up in the colour of the Hungarian Flag on March 15th, October 23rd and August 20th every year in honour of significant national holidays which include 2 revolutions.

It can be done but to avoid it being used and abused it would be better off lit white unless it is something like Canada Day or related to a State Funeral of some sort.

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Not sure I agree. There is a lot to be said for using carefully designed heritage lighting to bringing out the beauty of the building without distractions from 'artistic lighting' or light shows. An occasional light show, yes; permanent lightshows, no.
They do it on the parliament buildings in Ottawa.
 

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Would be kinda cool if they synced the lighting up with the CN Tower.
Syncing it up with the tower would be somewhat redundant and not ideal honestly. The tower is lit up for so many different reasons and IIRC people can apply to have it lit for various events, important milestones and dates etc. Humber College has it lit especially for their 50th anniversary and I believe it has been lit up to recognise politicians like when it was lit up for Jacks funeral in 2011.

I doubt the City or Metrolinx would want to be associated with some of the events, dates etc that the tower is lit up for. It is easier to light it up natural light as opposed to lighting that matches a certain technicolor dreamcoat.
 

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