nuit blanche 2016

A guide to Nuit Blanche 2016 in Toronto

Nuit Blanche returns to Toronto for 2016 tonight a little leaner sponsorship-wise, but still primed to be a full-out takeover of the city's downtown core. As was the case last year, there's rain in the forecast, but it's supposed to be light and misty rather than a downpour. Fingers crossed.

The proceedings run from 6:58 p.m. until sunrise. Regardless of the weather, you can expect the bulk of the action to take place between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Heading out after that will ensure that you don't have to wait in lines, but will also increase the possibility of some exhibits shutting down and plenty of interaction with drunk folks (fun!).

Over the past few days, we've posted a variety of guides to the all-night art celebration to help you check out the most intriguing art and to stay well fuelled in your adventures. Have fun and stay dry!

What to see

What to eat and drink

Getting around

The subway will be running all night long for those who are taking advantage of 4 a.m. last call all of the free art. Lines 1 and 2 will stay open in their entirety while the Sheppard and Scarborough lines will run on their usual Saturday schedule.

There will also be additional GO Transit service for Nuit Blanche this year along many major train and bus routes out of Union Station. Check GO's website for schedules, as there will be a limited number of trains providing service late at night.

Road closures will be in effect throughout downtown tonight, which will help you to navigate the exhibits but which should also be avoided when heading to and from Nuit Blanche.

Photo challenge

We're thrilled to be partnering with the City of Toronto on the official Nuit Blanche photo challenge. Tag your best pics from the night with #blogTOnbTO on Instagram anytime between 7 p.m. on October 1 to 7 p.m. on October 10. Not on Instagram? Just email the photos to us at challenge@blogto.com.

Prizes for the top three photos include:

  • 1st place: $300 gift certificate from Henry's Camera
  • 2nd place: $150 gift certificate from Henry's Camera
  • 3rd place: $50 gift certificate from Henry's Camera

Rules and Regs: By submitting photos to this contest you agree to allow blogTO, the City of Toronto and its partners to feature your photos in any future Nuit Blanche related promotion.

Photo by Matt Forsythe.


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