Toronto has been hosting the Nuit Blanche since 2006. Each year it grows bigger, with last year's event attracting over 1 million people. As usual, the city is divided in to 3 zones, each one organized by a different curator: Zone A curated by Gerald McMaster, Zone B by Anthony Kiendl, and Zone C by Christof Migone. It's always a bit hit-or-miss, but it's fun trying to take in as much as you can handle. If you plan to catch a fair bit, it's best to have a bicycle. But the crowds can be very thick, so you have to zip around them. And many (most) of the venues do not stay open until 7am as they're supposed to, so don't leave any of your must-sees until the very end.
2010 EventDiscover more than 130 free and accessible contemporary art projects within 3 zones. Each zone features a mixture of Exhibition Projects and Independent Projects. Scan through all projects by zone, click through the zone maps, review the alphabetical index of all projects, or take a look at the artist index. It's a lot of ground to cover!
Take advantage of the My Night itinerary builder to help you plan your sleepless night and check back here in August for tips and more tools to help you organize your time.
Exhibition ProjectsUnder the direction of 4 curators, 40 temporary public art projects by local, national and international artists have been commissioned within 4 outdoor exhibitions. To encourage involvement by a wide range of Toronto artists - established and emerging - each exhibition includes projects selected by the curators through an Open Call process.
Some works encourage an intimate, evocative encounter with the art, while others will wow you with large-scale interactive spectacle.
Independent ProjectsToronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries, and neighbourhoods open their doors all night long for this one evening. Admission is free and many Independent Projects are unique collaborations that offer one-of-a-kind experiences.
|Zone A Downtown North||Zone B Downtown Central / East|
|Zone C Downtown South / West||5th Year Celebrations Celebrating an event milestone|
|Project Index A-Z list of all projects||Artist Index A-Z list by artist name|