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September 1, 2009
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2009 website launched
Full program details, maps and more now available at

Toronto’s all-night contemporary art extravaganza, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, is just over a month away on October 3. Jam-packed with 130 projects by nearly 500 artists, it will be impossible to do it all in one night. The event website is fully updated for 2009 and is the best place for audiences to start planning their evening in advance to get the most out of the massive 12-hour art event.

Full program details, including project descriptions, images and links to artists’ websites, can now be found at Additionally, navigation information and details about TTC routes, extensions and fares, as well as interactive maps that highlight project locations and information centres, are also available.

In the coming weeks, travel packages that include discounts on transportation, hotels and attractions will also be available for out-of-towners wishing to visit Toronto that weekend.

New for this year, the website will feature interactive tools to help participants better plan their night:

Mobile Event Site
Mobile-optimized web content will adapt to any handheld and allow participants to access all event details and vote for Scotiabank People’s Choice.

My Night - Personal Itinerary Planner
Audiences will be able to plan ahead and create their own personalized list of must-see projects, build their own maps and share their itinerary with friends.

Night Navigator App
Event-goers will be able to enhance their event experience with innovative technology in the palm of their hands by downloading the ultimate navigational tool available for iPhone or BlackBerry and explore Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

Participants can sign up for the e-newsletter at, become a fan of the event on Facebook, and follow sbnuitblancheTO on Twitter to be notified when My Night and Night Navigator are available.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2008 the Bank provided about $43 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. For more information the public can visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Giannina Warren, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, 416-395-7318,



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