Your Guide to Nuit Blanche 2014

It's that all-night street party time again: here's what to see at this year's version of the event.

  • Multiple venues
  • Saturday, October 4
  • 6:53 p.m.–6:53 a.m.
  • FREE

During this week’s mayoral debate held by ArtsVote Toronto, two out of five candidates mentioned Scotiabank Nuit Blanche as the most transformative cultural experience they’ve ever encountered. (For those keeping score, the two in question were Morgan Baskin and John Tory.) This could be because Nuit Blanche is kind of the artistic equivalent of Toronto itself—it’s big, divisive, and often crazily surreal, but there are moments big and small that make you so glad to be part of it.

And this year, Nuit Blanche is expanding its reach. We were pleased when the City of Toronto unveiled this year’s plan, which included three new neighbourhoods never before used in the event’s layout. This year, weird interactive art will also take over Chinatown, Fort York, and Bremner Boulevard—which may make for some nomadic art-goers and a few confused regular night owls.

And while there are no big names like Ai Weiwei this year, the ninth edition of Nuit Blanche is still on track to being one of the most memorable yet. So check out what we’re excited to see on Saturday night (and to get even more prepared for what’s to come, check out our live blog of last year’s event).

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possibility of everything

night circus

before day break

performance anxiety

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Photo by Neal Jennings via Flickr

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