mayoral message

In my first term as Mayor, I championed Toronto's cultural renaissance by launching Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art, which attracted more than 425,000 visitors. Toronto was alive with culture and buzzing with excitement all night long.

The inaugural Scotiabank Nuit Blanche was a transformative celebration of creativity where a new audience was introduced to contemporary art. It was a pivotal event for Toronto, unlike any event ever produced in North America.

In 2007, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche returns with 195 projects created by more than 500 artists, including 125 galleries, museums, art institutions and neighbourhoods. This tremendous participation is a testament to how Toronto's artistic community has embraced this event.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche allows our artists to showcase the cultural energy that sets our city apart from any other place in the world and bolsters Toronto's status as a city that honours its artists and creative communities.

Thank you to Scotiabank and all our sponsors and partners for providing the support necessary to make this "free all-night contemporary art thing" happen.

I invite everyone to join me for one sleepless night on September 29 and be part of this unprecedented celebration that recognizes the very best of our city.

Mayor David Miller
City of Toronto