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September 30, 2016
Nuit Blanche Toronto to transform city tomorrow from sunset to sunrise
The 11th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto returns Saturday, October 1 with nearly 90 art projects from more than 300 local, national and international artists. The event will run from sunset (officially 6:58 p.m.) on Saturday to sunrise (7 a.m.) the next morning.

The all-night celebration of contemporary art features four distinct exhibitions located at four sites:
• "OBLIVION" at Nathan Philips Square and inside Toronto City Hall
• "Militant Nostalgia" stretching along John Street and McCaul Street between Dundas Street and Front Street
• "And the Transformation Reveals" spread along Bay Street from Dundas Street to Front Street, and
• "Facing the Sky" along the waterfront between Bay Street and Harbourfront Centre.

The arts community-produced Independent Projects are extended throughout the city. Event information is available at

Media note: Art project previews, artist and spokesperson interviews must be arranged in advance. Media access to Behind the Nuit, tonight's behind-the-scenes experience of the exhibition OBLIVION, can be arranged through the media contact identified below.

High resolution images, event news releases and backgrounders are available at Preview videos featuring exhibition curators are available at

About Nuit Blanche Toronto
Nuit Blanche Toronto is the city's annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. Since 2006, this award-winning event has featured nearly 1,300 art installations by approximately 4,600 artists and has generated over $268 million in economic impact for Toronto. Nuit Blanche Toronto is a 10-day program which includes the Nuit Talks series and Extended Projects.

Look for information and updates at, on Facebook at, Twitter at @nuitblancheTO, Instagram at @nuitblancheTO and Snapchat at nuitblancheTO. The event hashtag is #nbTO16.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contact
Justine Palinska
Economic Development and Culture



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