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September 12, 2006
City of Toronto announces independent projects as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
The City of Toronto has announced a diverse list of independent projects that are part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a signature Live With Culture event. This free all-night contemporary art event will run from sunset at 7:01 p.m. on September 30 to sunrise at 7:15 a.m. October 1.

In addition to the 26 curated exhibitions and 20 "My Secret City" projects previously announced, these independent projects - involving 32 programming partners creating 42 unique exhibitions by hundreds of artists - brings the total to more than 130 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche destinations. These locations include an exciting variety of Toronto’s cultural and art venues, educational institutions, art galleries and unique spaces. Programming will include everything from interactive video art, ghost tours and avant-garde film screenings to progression painting, shadow art, midnight poetry and unique music-making projects.

Independent project participants range from institutions and organizations to new and established artists offering unique experiences, including: Abcon Media - featuring artist Carl Beam; the Art Gallery of Ontario; Art Gallery of York University; Alumnae Theatre; AWOL Gallery; Beaver Hall Artists Co-operative; Canada’s National Ballet School; Canadian Music Centre; Club Excellence La Grande Experience (in association with the Embassy of France); CN Tower; CONTACT Photography Film Festival; Consulate General of Greece in Toronto in association the PLATFORMA Urban Culture Co.; The Drake Hotel; E.U. NITE Committee (European Union); Gallery 1313; Gardiner Museum; Galerie Bertossini; The Gladstone Hotel; Hollander York Gallery; Liberty Village BIA; Mario Martinelli at the Bata Shoe Museum; The Music Gallery and AIMToronto; Multistory Complex and the Theatre Centre; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art; National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque; The National Ballet of Canada; Ontario College of Art & Design; Parkdale Area; Royal Ontario Museum; Toronto Public Library; Toronto International Film Festival Group; Toronto International Film Festival Group - Cinematheque Ontario; Tous les Sens group exhibition at The Colonade; University of Toronto; and Workman Arts - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

For an alphabetical list of the independent projects and project descriptions, the media can visit:

In addition to these independent projects, 55 galleries will open their doors all night long, exhibiting their current programming. For gallery locations and contact information, visit

For more information about Scotiabank Nuit Blanche and other Live With Culture signature events, the public can visit or call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338.

Media contact:
Grant Ramsay, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318



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