Your Nuit Blanche 2010 Guide
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Your Nuit Blanche 2010 Guide

In the wee hours of Nuit Blanche 2009. Photo by Christopher Drost/Torontoist.

As Nuit Blanche—Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, if one is feeling especially appreciative—enters its fifth year, it keeps growing up and growing out. Once an “all-night contemporary art thing,” this year’s edition on Saturday, October 2 is now pegged as a slightly stuffier-sounding “free all-night contemporary art event.” Attendance is expected to top a million, a healthy chunk of whom will be tourists. (We’ll be pretending like we are: as we did last year, we’ll be publishing updates from our writers and photographers in the streets from sunset to sunrise.) There are smartphone apps and official Twitter hashtags (#snbTO, thanks very much). And there is, in general, lots of art in lots of places, from Wychwood Barns to Yonge-Dundas Square to the Distillery District.
Where to begin? Zone by zone by zone, these are your best bets for making a nuit to remember.


From light play in Lower Bay to faking your own death in a church.


From a flea market in a laneway to a Nathan Phillips Square sound spectacular.


From a van turned into a nightlight to an alley turned into your clown-filled nightmares.


Leave the car at home: the TTC’s open all night, and so is Yonge Street.