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June 11, 2009
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2009 program and event enhancements unveiled Celebrate Ontario grant announced
Toronto's playful sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art will return on Saturday, October 3.

Please join Mayor David Miller, MPP Laura Albanese and the 2009 curators for important announcements.

Tuesday, June 16
9 a.m. - Light breakfast
9:30 a.m. - Announcements

• Event announcements by Mayor Miller
• Funding announcement by Laura Albanese, MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism
• Full program announcement by 2009 curators

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Baillie Court, 3rd floor
317 Dundas St. W., Toronto

• Mayor David Miller
• Laura Albanese, MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Culture, Ontario
• Kyle Rae, Chair of Economic Development Committee (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), City of Toronto
• David Moos, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario
• John Doig, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Marketing
• The 2009 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Exhibition Curators - Gregory Elgstrand, Thom Sokoloski,
Jim Drobnick, Jennifer Fisher and Makiko Hara

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,



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