Quinte, On. real estate agent: Nuit Blanche 2010

Nuit Blanche 2010

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Ooooh, I'm so excited.  Only one more sleep until Nuit Blanche 2010.

This will be the 5 year that Toronto has had a Nuit Blanche festival.  It's an all night festival featuring over 130 contemporary art displays. The festival runs from 6.57 P.M. until sunup the next day.  Every street corner in the downtown district will feature a contemporary art display or art performance.  The downtown core is lit up like it's day outside.  It's almost like a little Burningman festival right in the heart of Toronto (well maybe without all the drugs and fornication).

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This year, Scotiabank will be the main sponsors.  There will be quite a few world class artists coming out for Nuit Blanche 2010. The idea is to introduce contemporary art into the lives of regular people. I don't really suppose that regular people usually wander around the downtown core at 4 in the morning, but I get what they are trying to do.

Last year the event attracted over 100,000 tourists to Toronto, and combined with the number of locals who came out to enjoy the event, there was quite a crowd. There is a real carnival atmosphere for this event. This year you can get an application for your smart phone that will keep you up to date as to what will be happening where and when. If you happen to have a dumb phone then you'll just have to pick up one of the brochures that will be distributed just about everywhere.

Bring your walking shoes and a couple of Loonies for a few coffees.  It's promising to be a lot of fun.

Comment balloon 7 commentsMalcolm Johnston • October 01 2010 06:02PM


wow I have to admit I have never heard of this.  My son went to an art crawl recently in Hamilton and said it was great.  This sounds like fun for insomniacs.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Sounds like a blast Malcolm!  I guess my dumb phone and I would have to pick up a brochure. :)

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) over 9 years ago

Malcolm, where have I been my whole life?This is the first I have heard of it, but again, I am from London Ontario!


Posted by Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc) over 9 years ago

Sounds great Malcolm - Out west, Edmonton is known as a festival haven with something happening almost every weekemd.   ...   Enjoy your adventures.   -   Len

Posted by Len Kobewka, You Can Scape-it (Prairie Scapes / Scape-it™) over 9 years ago


I was downtown and just heard about it because Yonge Street was closed. So, maybe next year!


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

Jenny Kotulak Oakville Real Estate (Broker RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp. Oakville, Ontario) Hi Jenny, art crawls are fun, and Nuit Blanche is the grandaddy of them all.

Kristen Wheatley | South Central Maine Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine-Lewiston/Auburn Maine) Kristen, you need to get an iphone.  It enhances your living experiences. Haha.

Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc Ty, London is a pretty happening town. All those Western students keep it "hip".

Len Kobewka (Agent SargeTM - Realtor® RE/MAX) (RE/MAX ACA) Sarge, Edmonton has a lot of fun stuff too. Especially during the three months of the year when the temperature is above 0. Hahaha.

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) Brian, do keep it in mind for next year. It's a lot of fun.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Malcolm - This would be great - I love visiting art studios and this would be a great event to attend!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago