Scotiabank Nuit Blanche


Need to Know

Everything you need to know to help you plan your art-after-dark experience.

      Chart Your Path


Build a personalized My Night itinerary before you head out, download the Night Navigator app and use GPS technology to navigate your route, or take the mobile version of the event website with you on the road.

      When To Attend


Each year close to one million revellers are on the streets for this event. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, head out after the peak hours of 8pm-1am. If you're an early bird, consider hopping out of bed in the wee hours of Sunday morning to enjoy the event and watch the sun rise (3am-7am).

      How To Get Around


Avoid driving downtown and take advantage of the Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC) extended Nuit Blanche services. Public transit is the best way to get to and from the event. If you are driving in the city, be sure to review the road closures in effect.

Cycling is a great way to see as many projects across the city as possible. Don't forget a safety light, bell and helmet.

Check out BIXI, Toronto's public bike system $5 will give you unlimited trips (of 30 minutes or less) all night long.

      Scotiabank Information Centres


Start your art adventure at any of the three Scotiabank Information Centres. Pick up event guides and maps or ask for assistance from the friendly Information Ambassadors. You'll also find first aid and portable washrooms nearby.

      Information Ambassadors


Find more than 150 friendly volunteer Information Ambassadors located at all information centres and roaming through all zones. Volunteers will be wearing white Scotiabank Nuit Blanche jackets. Keep your eyes open for them!

      Art Guides


Trained Art Guides will be available at many of the Exhibition sites to offer information and facilitate your understanding and enjoyment of the projects.

Art Guides meet directly with the artists and curators to develop an in-depth comprehension of the work, the creative process and how to interpret the work so that they are able to share this information with you. Look for Art Guides in white jackets and wearing "Ask Me About the Art" buttons. You will find them near many of the Exhibition Projects.

      Where To Eat


From sunset to sunrise you'll find a delicious array of great food vendors out on the streets at five new Rest Areas. Drop by for a midnight snack and take a seat before you head back out into the night. You'll also find portable washrooms nearby.

 Look for the knife & fork symbol on some project pages which identifies locations offering late-night refreshments. Call the individual venues to confirm hours and menu.

      Maps & Signs


In each zone, all Exhibition Projects and Independent Projects have been assigned a map number. You'll find these numbers beside the project descriptions on the website and in the event guide. Look for signs at the event with the correlating number to help you find your way and plan your route. Near each project you'll also find an artist statement sign to give you some insight into the work.

      Event Guide and Map


Download the Full Event Guide or Zone Maps:

Event Guide 

Zone A Map 

Zone B Map 

Zone C Map 

During the event, pick up a guide and/or map at any of the Scotiabank Information Centres.

      First Aid


The First Aid stations are near the Information Centres. Look for the signs featuring a red cross:
Zone A - Yonge Street and Wood Street (one block north of Carlton Street)
Zone B - Yonge-Dundas Square
Zone C - Northeast corner of Bay Adelaide Centre (on Temperance Street west of Yonge Street)

      Weather Delays


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche runs rain or (moon)shine. Dress appropriately for the weather! Extreme weather may delay some projects or require projects to be altered.

      Accessibility


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is committed to providing barrier-free access to contemporary art through staff training, accessibility rankings for all venues and a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience.

Venues

Each project and venue partner was asked to identify whether their location is fully or partially accessible. Look for these symbols beside project descriptions. Call the individual venues to confirm details.

 To qualify as a fully barrier-free and wheelchair-accessible location, venues offer accessible entrance/interior and public washrooms if the venue offers public washrooms.

 To qualify as a partially barrier-free and partially wheelchair-accessible, at minimum venues offer an accessible entrance/interior.

Training
The City of Toronto provides training to all employees and volunteers, including those who deal with the public and those who are involved in the development and approval of audience service or other policies, practices and procedures. The training is in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. This training is provided to all staff who deal with the public or are involved in the development and approvals of customer service policies, practices and procedures within three months of their start date.

Feedback
The City of Toronto strives to create events that are fully accessible to people with disabilities. Feedback on how we're doing is welcome and appreciated.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 416-395-0253
Fax: 416-392-0278
Address:
City of Toronto, EDC, Toronto Special Events
City Hall 6th floor, West Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Website
The City of Toronto is committed to providing users with a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We are actively working to conform to accessibility guidelines set out by the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Every effort has been made to minimize the barriers that prevent people from interacting with website content. By addressing each of these barriers, we are endeavouring to improve the online experience for all users.

If you have any suggestions regarding ways we can improve the accessibility features on the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche website, please email: [email protected]