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August 23, 2016
Full program for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016 announced
The City of Toronto today released the complete artistic program for the 11th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto. From 6:58 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 until sunrise on Sunday, October 2, the streets of Toronto will be transformed by nearly 90 contemporary art projects created and presented by more than 300 local, national and international artists. The full program is available at More details on the City-produced exhibitions are available via the event backgrounder at Preview four videos featuring each exhibition curator at

This year, the City-produced exhibitions will be located at Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall; along John Street between Dundas and Front Street; along Bay Street from Dundas to Front Street; and along the waterfront, between Bay Street and Harbourfront Centre.

"Nuit Blanche Toronto creates significant cultural and economic energy in our City," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. "By making a wide spectrum of contemporary art accessible and enjoyable for everyone, it is as much a celebration of our diversity as it is a showcase for the creativity of our talented artists."

City-produced Exhibition Projects
Four City-produced exhibitions feature an engaging lineup of 33 contemporary art projects. The exhibitions and curators are: "OBLIVION" from Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow, "Militant Nostalgia" from Paco Barrágan, "And the Transformation Reveals" from Camille Hong Xin and "Facing the Sky" from Louise Déry.

Arts community produced Independent Projects
The arts community produced portion of the event features more than 50 projects created by cultural and educational institutions, individual artists, producers, and organizations. These inspired projects play an important part in celebrating the diversity of Toronto's art communities. Expanding across the city, this year features various clusters and hubs of projects this year, including a number of major institutions, who will present or host.

Extended Projects
The full exhibition "OBLIVION" taking place at Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall will be extended through October 10, allowing audiences to revisit and experience the three monumental projects: "Death of the Sun" from Director X, "PNEUMA" from Floria Sigismondi, and "Ocean" from Philip Beesley, sponsored by H&M. A list of hours is available at

Nuit Talks
The series of themed talks returns from September 29 to October 1, offering a unique behind the scenes look at Nuit Blanche Toronto featuring inspired talks, round-table discussions and presentations by artists, curators and thinkers from this year's event. All talks are free and open to the public. Participating artists and curators include: John Akomfrah, Jean-Pierre Aubé, Director X, Janine Marchessault, Angelo Musco, David Rokeby, Floria Sigismondi and Nicola Verlato. This year, Nuit Talks is proud to partner with Media Architecture Summit (MAS 2016), Design Exchange, Aga Khan Park and the Ismaili Centre Toronto, and L´Istituto Italiano di Cultura. A full list of events, locations, times and other details is available at

Travel packages
Visitors who book a two-night stay with any Nuit Blanche Toronto hotel partner will receive an invitation to "Behind The Nuit" featuring an exclusive sneak peek of the exhibition "Oblivion" at City Hall on the evening of Friday, September 30. This special event will enable visitors to experience the work while learning about the curators, artists and their creative process. Complete information on all travel packages and hotels can be found at

High resolution images are available at

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 part of a 10 day program which includes Extended Projects and Nuit Talks. Look for information and updates at, on Facebook at, Twitter at @nuitblancheTO and Instagram at @nuitblancheTO. 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.

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Economic Development & Culture



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