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A guide to Nuit Blanche 2015 in Toronto

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2015 is set to get underway. There's rain in the forecast, but it looks to be modest, so fingers crossed that we get spared a damp night in the cold bouncing from installation to installation. The proceedings officially get under way at 7pm and extend to 7am, though if past years are any indication, the event starts to wrap at around 5am.

In an effort to help you out with last minute preparations, here's a roundup of our pre-coverage of this year's all-night art event. If you can make it out during the 3am to 5am window, you're likely to dodge lines but also to encounter greater instances of public drunkenness, which depending on your perspective might be entertaining or annoying.

What exhibits to see

Where to eat and drink

Getting around

The subway will be running all night long, which is perfect if you're all set to stay out until the wee hours of the morning (or until last call at one of the bars open until 4 a.m.). Line 1 will stay open in its entirety. Line 2 will go between Kipling and Kennedy following regular operating hours.

To make getting around simple, you can grab a family pass ($11.50) valid for, according to the TTC, "up to six people, maximum two adults and 4 youths, 19 years of age or under." GO Transit will also beef up its service. And, parts of Queen West, Queens Quay, Bay Street and Queens Park will go car-free starting on Saturday afternoon.

For information about Nuit Blanche road closures, check out our roundup post here.

Photo contest

In celebration of the 10th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto, initially inspired by Nuit Blanche Paris, the Consulate General of France in Toronto, France Canada Culture and Air France are pleased to offer you the chance to two round-trip flights from Toronto to France! Share your best Nuit Blanche Toronto 2015 pictures on Instagram using #snbTOblogTO and @francetoronto to enter. Submit your photos from Oct. 3 to Oct. 11, 2015.

For the full rules and regulations, click here.

The second prize will be an exclusive life-size Barn Owl sculpture from artist Ekow Nimako, who is part of the Nuit Blanche exhibition 10 for 10th - Memory Lane. Learn more about Ekow on Instagram @ekonomical and Project details here.

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Photo by Matt Forsythe

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