Nuit Blanche returns to Toronto this Saturday, for an all-night celebration of contemporary art in Toronto’s neighbourhoods from west to east, Scarborough to downtown.
At Nuit Blanche this year, there will be 27 commissioned art projects presented as part of the three city-produced exhibitions. Along with it, more than 35 partner-produced and special projects celebrating the diversity of Toronto’s art communities will be presented.
All art projects will be clustered into six easy-to-navigate neighbourhoods, making exploring the event more efficient.
The Nuit Neighbourhoods are Scarborough, Don Mills, Bloor-Yorkville, Downtown, Sterling Road and West Queen West.
And to make travelling through Nuit Blanche easy, the TTC is offering all-night service on its major subway lines, and one line will be free.
That’s right. In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC is extending all-night service on Line 1 Yonge-University and Line 2 Bloor-Danforth.
Day Pass/Group Day Passes purchased for use on September 29 will be valid until 7 am on September 30.
According to Nuit Blanche and the TTC, the following routes will be open all night:
- Line 1 Yonge-University service will operate all night from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station to Finch Station.
- Line 2 Bloor-Danforth service will operate all night from Kipling Station to Kennedy Station.
- Line 3 Scarborough service will operate all night from Kennedy Station to McCowan Station.
Additionally, service on Line 3 Scarborough (SRT) will be FREE from 7 pm on September 29 to 7 am on September 30 through fare gate access at the following stations: Kennedy (accessible), Lawrence East, Ellesmere, Midland, Scarborough Centre (accessible) and McCowan.
The all-night service is regular fare except on Line 3.
Partial and full road closures will be in effect due to expected event attendance and to allow pedestrians safe and easy access to the art projects.
As a result, portions of the following streets will be closed to vehicles:
- Queen Street West between Yonge Street and University Avenue from 4 pm on Saturday, September 29 until 9 am on Sunday, September 30.
- Bay Street between Dundas Street West and Adelaide Street West from 8 am on Saturday, September 29 until 11 am on Sunday, September 30.
- Borough Drive between Brian Harrison Way and Town Centre Court from 8 am Saturday, September 29 until 9 am on Sunday, September 30.
So get out there and make the most of Nuit Blanche ’til the sun comes up… literally.