Quinte, On. real estate agent: Nuit Blanche 2010 Photos

Nuit Blanche 2010 Photos

My son and I drove down to the Big Smoke on Saturday night to participate in Nuit Blanche.  We found a very good parking spot at the bottom of Church Street surprisingly quickly, and it was only $5.00 for the night. Score. We were off to a great start. One - nil to the good guys.

We could hear the drums and see hazy purple smoke and lights in the distance as we scurried towards King and Yonge along with the crowd. We thought this would be a sensible starting place. We wandered around for a few hours, unable to make sense of a lot of what we were seeing, but we had an absolute blast. It was a pretty surreal experience at times.

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There were too many displays to get to, so we concentrated on the ones near Dundas Square. I didn't feel like walking to the Distillery District or Libertyville.  There was a huge bonfire right in the middle of Dundas Square. It was strange, and after a while I learned to stop asking myself "what is the point of this?" and just enjoy the displays. Some were interactive, some weren't, some were huge technological displays, and others were musical in nature. They were all very good. There are some incredibly creative people in the world, and I kept wondering "what the hell made him think of that?"

We wandered all over the downtown core and by 2 a.m. we decided we had had enough. My feet were sore. We only managed to get to about 50 of the 130 displays, but that was enough. My son and I shared a lot of laughs, saw a lot of strange people and displays, and had a really fun evening together.

I think we'll be going back next year. Who else wants to come?


Comment balloon 12 commentsMalcolm Johnston • October 04 2010 07:17PM


hi Malcolm,

I've never heard of this before....I need to get out more. ((-:
Sounds like it was a wonderful evening and I'm glad you and your son spent such an interesting and enjoyable evening together.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 8 years ago


If you had a good time, that's all that counts.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, Time with your son having fun, priceless!  Thank for sharing.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) over 8 years ago

You're a good Dad Malcolm! 2 am!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

I had to Google what this event was to get it, but WOW! does this look like it was a ton of fun! I love creativity in all forms and this looks like a great event to find a lot of it!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, that looked like a lot of fun for both of you.  I didn't know what Nuit Blanche was either.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) over 8 years ago

Sounds like fun and definitely different.  Time with your son, priceless like Larry said.

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source (CastNet Realty) over 8 years ago

There are a lot of events that you can enjoy if you can get past the "What is the point of this?" question, but for a lot of people, that's tough to do.

Posted by Not a real person over 8 years ago


What a wonderful experience to share with your son.  And thanks for letting us know about the Nuit Blanche, what an interesting and delightful concept! A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, what an amazing evening of events. If you had the same weather as we had that day I am sure it was a memorable night.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

We're in for next year Malcolm!!  Sounds like a fantatic time....here we are just 40 minutes from there and knew nothing about it! $5.00 parking????? You did real, real, real well!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Jo-Anne Smith- Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga Region Real Estate, Ont (Brekland Realty Group) Hi Jo. It's getting bigger and bigger every year, and soon it will become one of those events that Torontonians mark on their calenders, like the CNE or Carribbana.

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker)We did have a great time Brian, and that's what I will remember most about the evening.

Larry Lawfer (YourStorys Realty)Larry, it was priceless, I couldn't have asked for a better partner for the evening.

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) He could have gone all night Janice, but I had to do the driving back home.

Stephanie Reynolds (AgentsOfPossibility.com, REALTOR, GRI, ePro, SRES ) Stephanie, it was definitely creative, and there was such a buzz in the air.

Kay Van Kampen-Springfield, Ozark, Nixa Greene County Missouri Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions)Kay, Nuit Blanche seems to be catching on with the public.

Ricki Eichler,Broker,GRI,ePRO your Texas Hill Country connection (Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC) It certainly was a good time Ricki.

Russel Ray, San Diego home inspector (Russel Ray, Property Consultant) Exactly Russel, there's no need to analyze everything when you can just enjoy it.

http://www.napaconsultants.com Alexandra, it was an experience for both of us.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) Ellie, the weather was great, and when it got a little chilly, we could go inside the Eaton Centre to warm up.

Al and Peggy Cunningham, Brokers Voted Best Real Estate People Brampton (RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. Buying or Selling) Yes, the $5 parking got the evening off to a flying start. I'll see you there next year Al and Peggy.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago