Nuit Blanche 2010

Sunday Supplement: Nuit Blanche edition

Sunday Supplement usually rounds up the week's most important, amusing and link-worthy news stories, but this week is devoted to Toronto's all night art-fest, Nuit Blanche.


Last Nuit Blanche before future Mayor Rob Ford moves it to a daytime event in a Beer Store parking lot on the Queensway #snbTO (via @chris_wardman).

#snbto majority of tweets give last night tepid reviews at best. Hope Scotia team is listening. Pull up your socks kids! #quality! (via @gogogooding).

Despite all the fanfare, found Nuit Blanche seriously underwhelming. Saw more commercial vendors than actual exhibits. #snbTO (via @vietecstasy).

As #snbTO comes to close congrats to all the artists organizers & attendees (who weren't drunk high or stupid). @danlanois was #1 (via @mhp).

Just got sexually harassed in the ROM. Only tonight are there drunk twenty somethings in a museum. #snbTO (via @Scaachi).

To the douche with the hipster fur lined leather jacket @thegladstone air it out after you overpay at the thrift shop mothballs=yuk #snbto (via @craz11).

Just saw guys playing streetfighter using a set of drums and a piano. Fucking blew my mind. #snbto (via @iamunr).

I've never heard so many guys say, "Are you close?" in one night. #snbto (via @mmccn).

Lots of performance art on Toronto sidewalks for Nuit Blanche: Puke. #snbTO (via @ColinDMello).

Tim Hortons Art Instillation #snbTO (via @nadiyashah, photo below).

Tim Hortons Nuit Blanche


133 - The number of exhibits at Nuit Blanche 2010

One million - Estimated number of Nuit Blanche participants.

600 - The number of volunteers.

7:17 a.m. - Sunrise in Toronto this morning.

Nearly 2000 - The number of artists who've shown at Nuit Blanche since its inception.


"E-TOWER invites you to collaborate with the entire city and interact with the lights on the CN Tower. By texting "energy" and your comments to 667242, you can help to increase the energy of the lights on the tower. The more energy the tower gets, the faster and brighter the lights will get, and the faster the colours will change. The tower then becomes a reflection of the city's energy."

E-Tower from udo.d on Vimeo.


Lead photo of Zone C by Derek Flack, courtesy of the City of Toronto.

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