Nyctophilia, the art exhibit in Mount Dennis that generated a fair bit of controversy when it opened in 2014, has a prominent role in a deep-think piece on public art. It’s worth the read; public art is neither particularly received nor understood, but Nyctophilia is unusual:
[The artists] found Nyctophilia especially rewarding because they got to work in a neighbourhood where public art might not usually exist. It’s a challenge to uneven urban development, Young says. It suggests there ought to be cultural investment in all parts of the city, not just downtown.