Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Getting Around

It's easy to access the event by foot, bike, transit or car. Take advantage of all-night TTC service on part of the subway system and the car free zones.

On Foot

The three zone Exhibitions and City Hall Exhibition are close together and walkable so you can see more in less time. To provide more space for pedestrians, some key road closures will be in place, including Yonge Street between Wellington Street and Gerrard Street.

By Bike

Cycling is a great way to see as many projects across the city as possible. Don't forget a safety light, bell and helmet. If you don't have your own bike, check out BIXI, Toronto's public bike system.

Public Transit

Toronto Transit Commission

All-night service
In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is extending all-night service to a portion of the subway.

  • The Bloor-Danforth Subway will run all night from Keele to Woodbine
  • The Yonge-University-Spadina Subway will run all night from St. Clair West to Eglinton.

NOTE: The TTC subway system will be closed between 7:30 - 9am on Sunday, September 30.

Last Train Times

Bloor-Danforth line:

  • Last westbound train departs Woodbine at 7am, arriving at Keele (final stop) at approximately 7:25am.
  • Last eastbound train departs Keele at 7am, arriving at Woodbine (final stop) at approximately 7:25am.

Yonge-University-Spadina line:

  • Last southbound train departs Eglinton at 7am, arriving at St. Clair West (final stop) at approximately 7:40am
  • Last southbound train departs St. Clair West at 7am, arriving at Eglinton (final stop) at approximately 7:40am.
Extra buses will be added to the 303 and the 313 routes to connect customers with the Bloor-Danforth Subway. The extra buses will operate between Dundas West Station and Queen Street West in the west end and Broadview Station and Queen Street East in the east end. Service frequency will be approximately at 15 minute intervals.

Park & Ride
Free all-night parking is available at TTC Commuter Parking Lots. The Spadina Subway Shuttle Bus will run frequently from St. Clair West Station, stopping at commuter parking lots located at or near Eglinton West, Wilson and Downsview stations. Last shuttle bus leaves St. Clair West Station at 7:40 am. For more information about TTC's all-night bus network, visit

Special Event Day Pass
The Special Event TTC Day Pass allows a single customer or a family/group of customers (up to 6 people, maximum 2 adults and 4 children/youths, 19 years of age or under) to pay one low price for unlimited travel on all regular TTC service. For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the TTC Day Pass is valid from the start of service on Saturday, September 29 until 9 am on Sunday, September 30. Day Passes are available at all subway station Collector Booths starting September 17, at a cost of $10.50. Day Passes cannot be used at automatic entrances.

Call 416-393-INFO for route and schedule details or visit

GO Transit (Special late-night service)

Regular GO Train service runs hourly all day Saturday along the Lakeshore line between Aldershot and Oshawa. To accommodate the late-night festivities, GO is running extra trains to and from Union Station on the following GO Train lines:

  • Lakeshore West
  • Lakeshore East
  • Barrie
  • Milton
  • Richmond Hill
  • Kitchener

Visit for information about this extra service, as well as regular schedule information.

For those passengers staying all night, the first train trips out of Union Station on Sunday morning are the 6:43 a.m. westbound to Aldershot and the 7:13 a.m. eastbound to Oshawa.

GO Transit Group Pass
The Group Pass allows a family/group (up to 5 people, at least 1, but not more than 2 members of the group must be aged 18 or over) unlimited travel in one day between two specified fare zones. For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the GO group and day passes purchased on Saturday September 29 are valid for the extra homebound train trips on Sunday, September 30.

Green P Parking

Green P parking will get you close to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche activities. And now, during Win a Night Out to the Perfect Spot, the P stands for Prizes. Every time you park, you could win! Find your perfect spot with Green P's Parking App at or see the map.

Road Closures

To ensure the safety of large audiences and to improve free-flowing access to the art, the City-produced exhibitions will be positioned close to the Yonge-University TTC subway line in 2012. New this year, portions of Yonge Street, Bay Street, Queen Street, King Street, and Church Street will be entirely closed to vehicular traffic providing safe and easy access to many projects for pedestrians.

Yonge Street
Yonge Street will be closed between Wellington Street and Gerrard Street to all vehicular traffic at 8am Saturday, September 29 until 10am Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Most major East-West routes will remain open at Yonge Street (including Wellington, Adelaide, Richmond, Dundas, and College). Note, Queen Street and King Street will be closed and inaccessible to car traffic.

Controlled access will be maintained to One King West and Hotel Victoria via Wellington Street ONLY.

Bay Street
Bay Street will be closed between Wellington Street and Dundas Street West to all vehicular traffic at 3pm Saturday, September 29 until 10am Sunday, September 30, 2012. Controlled access will be maintained to The Marriott Hotel, the Toronto Eaton Centre loading dock, and Bell Trinity Square parking garage via Dundas Street West ONLY.

Queen Street
Queen Street will be closed between Jarvis Street and University Avenue to all vehicular traffic at 5pm Saturday September 29 to 8am Sunday September 30, 2021 (streetcars will be permitted to pass).

Controlled access to the Sheraton Centre underground valet parking lot will be maintained. Accessed ONLY by Sheraton staff via Queen Street West.

King Street
King Street will be closed between Jarvis Street and Peter Street to all vehicular traffic at 3pm Saturday, September 29 until 9am Sunday September 30, 2012.

Controlled access to the Mirvish Entertainment Facilities will be maintained - Royal Alexander Theatre (Duncan Street), Princess of Wales Theatre and associated parking, accessed via Simcoe Street and Ed Mirvish Way – westbound only.

The King Edward Hotel can be accessed via Victoria Street to King Street East (westbound only) to Leader Lane southbound.

Church Street
Church Street will be closed between Front Street East and Shuter Street to all vehicular traffic at 4pm Saturday September 29 until 8am Sunday September 30, 2012. Controlled access will be maintained to parking lot at 37 Church Street.

**Only local traffic will have access to smaller side streets connected to Yonge Street, Bay Street, Queen Street, King Street, and Church Street.**
Bay Street - a section of Bay Street between Adelaide Street and Richmond Street will be closed at 8pm Friday, September 28 until 12noon Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Toronto Street - a section of Toronto Street between King Street East and Adelaide Street East will be closed at 1 pm Friday, September 28 until 1 pm Sunday, September 30, 2012.

City of Toronto, Transportation Services - Expressway and major route closures.
TripInfo – Toronto's traveller information phone line providing live traffic information for major Expressways including the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway. The system also provides scheduled road closure information for Ontario Ministry of Transportation highways and other streets within the City of Toronto.