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Nuit Blanche 2011 Toronto photos

Posted by Derek Flack / October 2, 2011

Photos Nuit Blanche Toronto 2011Nuit Blanche photos from the 2011 Toronto event have been pouring into the blogTO Flickr pool since the wee hours of the morning. And because it's pretty much impossible to see everything good that there is to see, a crucial part of the all-night art experience is having a look at what the photographers were able to do with all the exhibits the next day.

Call it a debriefing. Call it closure. Either way, I don't feel Nuit Blanche is over until I've had a lengthy perusal of the photos and videos from the event. Over the course of the day, we expect that many more photos will be uploaded to our pool, so this is just a first sample which includes some of the work blogTO shooters did last night. We'll update as more images become available. Add your shots to our Flickr group (link above) if you'd like to be featured!

PHOTOS

Nuit Blanche 2011The Feast of Trimalchio — PLTam

Nuit Blanche 2011Flightpath — Noah Markus

Nuit Blanche 2011Flightpath — Inventor_77

Nuit Blanche 2011I just know that something good is going to happen — mauriciojcalero

Nuit Blanche 2011I just know that something good is going to happen — Michael Mitchener

2011101-rain-me.jpgI just know that something good is going to happen — Derek Flack

20111001-15freeshop-1.jpgFree Shop — Jesse Milns

Nuit Blanche 2011Soon — mauriciojcalero

2011101-soon-me.jpgSoon — Derek Flack

20111001-20wayup-1.jpgThe Way Up Is the Way Down — Jesse Milns

Nuit Blanche 2011Heart Machine — Inventor_77

2011101-heart-machine-me.jpgHeart Machine — Derek Flack

2011101-heart-machine.jpgHeart Machine — Derek Flack

20111001-1barricades-1.jpgBarricades — Jesse Milns

20111001-1barricades-3.jpgBarricades — Jesse Milns

Nuit Blanche 2011L'├ęcho-l'eau — Inventor_77

Nuit Blanche 2011Crowd on Yonge Street — Sam Javanrouh

Nuit Blanche 2011Crowd Outside Scotia Plaza — Derek Flack

Nuit Blanche 2011Paparazzi Bots — Sam Javanrouh

2011101-parazzi-bots-me.jpgPaparrazi Bots — Derek Flack

2011101-funnel-cakes.jpgFunnel cakes were everywhere — Derek Flack

2011101-tiny-toms.jpgTiny Toms on Yonge — Derek Flack

Nuit Blanche 2011Tie-Break — monkeyseemonkeypoo

Nuit Blanche 2011Outside Monster Jam (the vault at One King West) — Tyson Williams

2011101-lower-bay-me.jpgCity Sleepover — Derek Flack

2011101-lower-bay.jpgCity Sleepover — Derek Flack

2011101-limelight.jpgLimelight: Saturday Night — Tom Ryaboi

2011101-limelight2.jpgLimelight: Saturday Night — Tom Ryaboi

2011101-aloutte-oskar.jpgJe t'aime Alouette — Oscar Strawczynski

2011101-memorias-oskar.jpgMemorias — Oscar Strawczynski

20111001-24historyrebellion-1.jpgA Brief History of Rebellion — Jesse Milns

20111001-nuit_blanche_ZONEB10.jpgRide the Rocket — Dennis Marciniak

20111001-nuit_blanche_ZONEB11.jpgThe Other Painting Competition — Dennis Marciniak

20111001-33leitmotif-1.jpgLeit Motif — Jesse Milns

20111001-51wearewater-1.jpgWe Are Water — Jesse Milns

2011101-scotia-tower.jpgScotia Plaza — Derek Flack

20111001-randomnuit-15.jpgOutside The Drake

20111001-randomnuit-23.jpgCube Van installation/performance Parkdale — Jesse Milns

Update 8:00 p.m.

20111001-4bonedump-1.jpgBone Dump — Jesse Milns

20111001-8tiebreak-4.jpgTie-Break — Jesse Milns

20111001-9soon-2.jpgSoon — Jesse Milns

20111001-randomnuit-12.jpgAn unofficial exhibit — Jesse Milns

20111002-nuit_blanche_ZONEB_2add02.jpgStill Life — Dennis Marciniak

20111002-nuit_blanche_ZONEB_2add04.jpgFilm, Vinyl, Paper — Dennis Marciniak

20111002-nuit_blanche_ZONEB_2add14.jpgThe St. James Circus — Dennis Marciniak

Update 9:00 p.m.

Nuit Blanche 2011I just know that something good is going to happen — kilowa

Nuit Blanche 2011Shannon's Fireflies — Jackman Chiu

Nuit Blanche 2011Flightpath — Jackman Chiu

Nuit Blanche 2011INFRA — Jackman Chiu

Nuit Blanche 2011L'├ęcho-l'eau — Noah Markus

Nuit Blanche 2011New Dawn Fades — Dave Holden


Discussion

13 Comments

canmark / October 2, 2011 at 01:12 pm
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Cool photos.

Were there any Rob Ford sightings? He couldn't have been happy: road closures, people riding bikes and taking the TTC, and all that gravy that went to an Arts event.
enjoyingit replying to a comment from canmark / October 2, 2011 at 02:51 pm
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canmark, why can't you enjoy the event without thinking about Rob Ford? learn to take a break from it.
Rob Ford / October 2, 2011 at 03:21 pm
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Guys, calm down. If you looked over by the food trucks that is where you have found me. There was so many good selections last night.
Don / October 2, 2011 at 03:36 pm
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What about The Sleepover? I want to know about it. A success? How many fell asleep and had their wallets lifted? Did it turn into an orgy? Looks like nothing much happened at all judging by the photo. Shame if it didn't work out.
Rob Ford / October 2, 2011 at 03:52 pm
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Me is no like art. Bud football is so like good. We have big lingerie football game next year instead and monster trucks to.
ah123 / October 2, 2011 at 04:04 pm
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Where are the photos of the Food Truck Eats at the Distillery?? Who wants to see photos of crappy food booths?
Susanne / October 2, 2011 at 04:30 pm
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It seems that there is a bit of negativity about this event. Too bad. You could have stayed home on the couch or in front of your lonely computers. Whatever your opinions about art are, or your tastes, this was something different and entertaining to offer, to maybe provide some brain stimulation and human connection. Also, keep in mind, none of the participating artists, to my knowlege...(being one of them), was paid to freeze their behinds off for 12 hours. How many of you would do a 12 hr. shift for free?
David Katz / October 2, 2011 at 05:06 pm
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To help their budget, I'd like to see the TTC rent trains out per the Sleepover...perhaps for events or to community groups.
Jeff / October 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm
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I am curious about the Sleepover event in Lower Bay too because in the past the line up has been crazy busy for anything in there. I managed to go the last few times by going really late bit didn't go this time at all. Anyone go?

Seemed like even more drunk/high people this year but overall I enjoyed it. Too bad it wasn't a bit warmer but maybe that kept the crowds down too. I didn't get over to Queen West at all this year but can only imagine the crowds in that area.
james / October 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm
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I used to see Mayor Miller every year somewhere during the Nuit Blanche, with his friends, enjoying the arts like other citizens. Any sightings of Rob Ford this year anywhere in Nuit Blanche???
Jasonwhoskis / October 3, 2011 at 03:28 am
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Being at Nuit Blanche this year showed me that Toronto could be cool. If that happened every Saturday and we went treated like kids( no alcohol past 2am=lame Toronto) this could be an ok place to live. You know not only for those rich or lucky enough to leave here frequently to "world class places". Anyways it's people like fatty Ford and this guy Jeff who posted earlier that are making this city life less and boring.

This man Rob Ford has such a fat ass mentality that he doesnt even want to see other people biking as he drives by them... Face it the more people and building is going to also equal more cars in this current retarded city design.

They should tax the people who have cars to provide money to build subways. Have busses on all streets all night every 10 mins. Make spaces for people to put large items on the busses and subways.A car is just device that gets you and your stuff from one place to another. Have an efficent transit system and people won't have to wait and endless traffic jams or squish into packted transit system.

Another problem is the pot issue. Name one person who died as a direct result of ingesting pot. Not one, this plant hurst no one. This stupid law is causig more crime then it solving. Ive seen studies that can argue humans got there creativity from having this pan at early stages in our evolution. Basically even if you don't like it, thats not you business what productive members o society want to do with there time and money. And legit farmers being treat this way. It's so stupid.

Anyways it my opinion this city is missing a vibe or sprite that other places seem to have. Maybe it's our addiction to comfort("I need my own personal car"..as he sits in traffic) maybe it's our tendency to allow ourselves to be treated like children(only lcbo can sell alcohol till 11 and you can't but booze anther after 230..thanks mom)But what ever it is this place is so lame.

We need more outdoor activites maybe the city should go around and put bouldering rocks around the city, or turn bike lanes into maintained cross country trails in winter.

One last thing stop building subburbs everywhere, there crap to live in, inifecient for trafic and stupid by design. You would think by now there would be a system of tubes and pipes for garbage, mail and many other things. It seems so stupid to have a mail person or garbage person come to every single house every single week. If the tube just took the garbage to a more central place there wouldnt be need for as many trucks. Subdivisions with those tiny man made parks are an insult to our Canadian heritage of nature and the great outdoors
Marc R-N / October 3, 2011 at 08:19 am
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Just an addendum to Susanne's comment about working a 12 hr shift. My 12 hr shift was on Friday doing the first half of setup for The Heart Machine. For the night of I was up from 8AM Saturday morning to 5PM on Sunday (2nd half of setup, the actual event, and tear down), and just woke up after sleeping like the dead. And you know what, I'd probably do it again. I had a great time, worked with an amazing team of people, and we brought a piece of Burning Man to downtown Toronto.
Toronto Photo Studio / February 13, 2012 at 11:51 am
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Wow. The lighting on a lot of these photos is incredible. Thank you for sharing!

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