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October 2, 2009
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche participants to light up Berczy Park Fountain:eight bikes, hundreds of participants, 12 hours of power
On the evening of Saturday, October 3, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche participants will generate 12 hours of power to transform the normally dark and serene fountain at Berczy Park into a spectacle of light and movement.

Featuring eight stationary bicycles set up around the fountain’s perimeter, the 12 Hours of Power art installation will engage Scotiabank Nuit Blanche participants in pedalling bikes to generate the power needed to light up the fountain and cause an altered water display to rise from the water's surface.

Denise Ing, the artist, created 12 Hours of Power to raise awareness about the energy used to power everyday objects and to help inspire Torontonians to live more environmentally friendly lives.

Running continuously from dusk until dawn, 12 Hours of Power will help make the energy requirements of the Berczy fountain more concrete, and help people understand, through experience, the amount of energy required to power everyday objects.

12 Hours of Power is sponsored by Live Green Toronto, a City of Toronto initiative to engage Torontonians in taking action to reduce their energy use at home, work and in their communities to help protect our climate.

12 Hours of Power (#22, Zone B)
Berczy Fountain (next to the Flatiron building)
Front Street, east of Church Street.
Start time: 7 p.m.

More information about 12 Hours of Power is available at
For more information about Denise Ing, visit:
For more information about Live Green Toronto, visit:

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Denise Ing, Artist, 416-303-1776,
Jessica Chow, Live Green Toronto Coordinator, Toronto Environment Office, 416-895-7457,



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