Nuit Blanche is happening this weekend in Toronto and if you plan to stay all night ’til the sun comes up, the TTC is staying up too.
For one sleepless night, Toronto will be transformed by hundreds of artists and nearly 90 art projects under the event-wide curatorial theme of Continuum.
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This year’s event will present two City of Toronto-produced, curated exhibitions in Scarborough and at Fort York, and a large-scale artist installation at Nathan Phillips Square.
All art projects will be clustered into nine easy-to-navigate neighbourhoods to make exploring the event more efficient.
And to make travelling from project to project easy, the TTC is offering all-night service on its major subway lines.
That’s right, in addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC is extending subway service on Lines 1, 2, and 3.
The subway will run every 10-15 minutes on Lines 1, 2, and 3 from 1:30 am on Sunday morning until regularly scheduled service resumes at 8 am. TTC customers viewing installations in Scarborough will be permitted free re-entry at Scarborough Centre Station.
Service will also be extended overnight on the 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst streetcar routes.
Buses on the 300 Bloor-Danforth and 320 Yonge routes will run all night as scheduled. Line 4 Sheppard will operate on normal Saturday night/Sunday morning schedules.
Nuit Blanche festivities will result in diversions on the 6 Bay, 121 Fort York-Esplanade and 501/301 Queen routes.
On Sunday morning, those participating in CIBC’s Run for the Cure can also take advantage of the added subway service on Lines 1, 2, and 3.
The following surface routes will be diverting to accommodate the event:
- 5 Avenue Road
- 94 Wellesley
- 506 Carlton
- 300 Bloor-Danforth
Customers should also look out for the brightly coloured public art project, A Streetcar Named Toronto, this weekend. The CLRV will be running on the 511 Bathurst route during Nuit Blanche.
So get out there and take the TTC ’til the sun comes up… literally.
When: October 5
Time: 7 pm to 7 am
Where: Locations throughout Toronto