Plan ahead so you don't miss the best of the night.
Visit snbto.ca on your mobile device starting September 28 for a streamlined version of the mobile website, then use it on October 3 to get around the event. Designed specifically to help you navigate while you're at the event, you'll be able to locate the closest projects with GPS, find projects by location, artist name or project name.
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 (3am - 7am) to enjoy the event and watch the sun rise.
It's easy to access the event by foot, bike, transit or car. In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is extending all-night service on Line 1 and Line 2.
For information on extended TTC and GO Train service and road closures, check out the Getting Around section.
Start your art adventure at any of the three Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Information Centres. Pick up event maps or ask for assistance from the volunteer Information Ambassadors. You'll also find first aid and portable washrooms near each info centre.
During the event, pick up a event map at any of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Information Centres.
Find more than 150 volunteer Information Ambassadors located at all information centres and roaming throughout the event. Volunteers will be wearing white Scotiabank Nuit Blanche jackets.
Trained Art Guides will be available at many of the Exhibition projects to offer information and facilitate your understanding and enjoyment of the work.
Many of the 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 wearing "Ask Me About the Art" buttons.
From sunset to sunrise you'll find great food vendors out on the streets at a number of Rest Areas.
The City of Toronto has a goal to divert 70% of collected waste from landfill by recycling and processing materials collected through the Blue Bin and Green Bin programs. Look for the waste stations throughout the Exhibition areas and do your part to help meet this goal.
All projects have been assigned a map number. You'll find these numbers below 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.
The First Aid stations are near the Information Centres. Look for the signs featuring a red cross at:
College Street & University Avenue (South-West corner)
Nathan Phillips Square (Queen Street West at Bay Street)
Union Station (Front Street West, between Bay Street and York Street)
Dress appropriately for the weather. Extreme conditions may delay some projects or require projects to be altered, but the event doesn't cancel activities due to weather.