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Light playground 'Wip Wap' lands in Downtown Oakville in March

Andre Pattenden
Andre Pattenden

Wip Wap lights up Downtown Oakville's Towne Square from March 4 to 23. This interactive art installation features luminous musical seesaws that invite visitors to co-create when the lights and music intensify as the planks swing up and down. Dreamed up by Canadian designers from Lateral Office and CS Design, Wip Wap toured international and national cities and towns, including Montreal, London, and New York City.

We invite adults and kids of all ages to play daily from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The seesaws are part of the GLO DTO experience, an initiative poised to shed light on the dark days of winter.

"While residents and visitors are Downtown riding the seesaws, we invite them to play, shop, and dine," said Adrienne Gordon, Executive Director of the Downtown Oakville BIA. 

Other GLO DTO activations

  • An all-ages LED Dance Party on March 11, beginning at 5:00 p.m., features a giant Lite Brite board, glow-in-the-dark face painting, and LED buskers.
  • Every Saturday and Sunday in March, beginning at 1:00 p.m., fire pits will be blazing and free hot cocoa will be flowing from from a vintage 1966 airstream.