Event information beside an image of downtown Toronto, where City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square are overgrown by vegetation.

August 27, 2019

Biidaaban: First Light VR

Imagine a future Toronto reclaimed by nature: crumbling skyscrapers being threaded through with vegetation, flooding in Nathan Phillips Square, and canoes instead of cars. Check out this virtual reality exhibition, that every 15 minutes. Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Event Details

Date & Time:

August 27, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Event Contact:

The Socrates Project


Experience this one-of-a-kind virtual reality installation, created by Genie-award-winning Anishinaabe director Lisa Jackson, in collaboration with 3D artist Mathew Borrett.

In this mesmerizing experience, you will hear and see questions and text in Indigenous languages Wendat, Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and Anishinaabe (Ojibway), accompanied by English translations. The effect is deeply moving, as if a sci-fi movie was made from a script of heartbreaking poetry.

Presented by The Socrates Project.