On September 29, Toronto will be transformed into one of the largest and most unique all-night art festivals in the world, with contemporary art installations scattered throughout the city.
From sundown to sunrise (7 pm to 7 am), Toronto will be yours to discover. And with over 75 contemporary art projects by more than 300 local, national and international artists there’ll definitely be something to pique everyone’s interests.
Three City of Toronto-produced curated exhibitions, one in Scarborough, one downtown and a third bridging the two neighbourhoods, will be presented under the event-wide theme, “You Are Here.”
This year’s theme focuses on Toronto as a city of change and a city in progress, where artists and curators invite the public to see Toronto through new eyes.
“As a completely free event, Nuit Blanche has balanced public accessibility with a commitment to present artistic excellence,” said Mayor John Tory.
“The presentation of curated exhibitions in public space at Nuit Blanche offers a unique level of social engagement with contemporary art – it breaks down barriers and is a unifying force among residents and visitors from all walks of life. I am so proud we are expanding Nuit Blanche to Scarborough this year so that even more people will be able to take part in this great event.”
Here’s what to look out for this year:
- 27 commissioned art projects presented as part of the three city-produced exhibitions
- More than 35 partner-produced and special projects celebrating the diversity of Toronto’s art communities
- 12 institutions across the city featuring free art projects and exhibits as part of the Major Institutional Progam
- All art projects will be clustered into six easy-to-navigate neighbourhoods making exploring the event more efficient
In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC will be extending all-night subway service on Line 1 Yonge-University and Line 2 Bloor-Danforth. Additionally, Line 3 Scarborough (SRT) will run all night.
Free entrance will be granted at fare gates at Kennedy station, Lawrence East station, Ellesmere station, Midland station, Scarborough Centre station (accessible) and McCowan station.
For full event programming, click here.
When: September 29
Time: 7 pm to 7 am
Where: Locations throughout Toronto