Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012 – planning ahead, getting there and getting around
From sunset at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 to sunrise on Sunday, September 30, Toronto’s all night celebration of contemporary art once again returns to the city’s streets.
My Night planner: People can plan ahead using the My Night itinerary planner to create their own list of must see projects, take it with them, and share it with others on their mobile devices. Register and find out more information about My Night at http://scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/visitors/login.shtml. Event guide and map: Pick up a copy at Toronto City Hall main lobby.
During the night:
Use the optimized mobile website streamlined to help navigate during the event, utilizing GPS to get around, find information and projects: http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca . Additional information on the optimized mobile website can be found at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/connect/nuit-mobile.html . Event updates will also be available on Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO throughout the night.
This year for the first time there is a concentration of City-produced projects along King Street from Peter Street in the west to Jarvis Street in the east. Art installations in this area are easily accessible from St. Andrew and King Street subway stations.
Take advantage of all-night TTC service on part of the subway system, extended GO Transit service and the car free zones. People are advised to park the car and to explore the event by foot and on public transit.
Special TTC services:
In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC is expanding its all-night service to a portion of the subway. The Bloor-Danforth subway will run from Keele to Woodbine stations and the Yonge-University subway will run from St Clair West to Eglinton stations. The last train leaves at 7 a.m. Free all-night parking is available at select TTC Commuter parking lots.
The TTC is offering a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche special event pass (day pass) on sale at TTC collector booths for $10.50. It is valid for travel from the start of service Saturday September 29, until 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Please see: http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/plan-ahead/getting-around.html
Special GO Transit services:
To accommodate the late-night festivities, GO is running extra trains to and from Union Station on the following GO train lines: Lakeshore West – Lakeshore East, Barrie – Milton, Richmond Hill – Kitchener.
GO Transit group pass:
The Group Pass purchased Saturday, September 29 is valid for the extra homebound train trips on Sunday, September 30. Details and schedules can be found here: http://www.gotransit.com/public/en/updates/schedulechanges.aspx
Toronto Parking Authority:
The Toronto Parking Authority provides safe, attractive, conveniently located and competitively priced off and on-street public parking. Green P parking will get you closer to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche activities. Find your perfect spot with Green P’s parking app at greenp.com
Road closures will be in effect due to expected attendance, art installations and efforts to promote a green, pedestrian-friendly event. Portions of Yonge Street, Bay Street, Queen Street, and new this year sections of King Street and Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic providing safe and easy access for pedestrians to many projects. For more information, visit: http://scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/gettingAround.shtml.
Complete information on and getting to, around and home from the event can be found online at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/plan-ahead/getting-around.html
About Scotiabank Nuit Blanche:
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. Since 2006, the event has featured more than 700 official art installations, created by nearly 3,000 artists and has generated more than $100 million in economic impact for Toronto. Full details are now available at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca. Look for updates on Facebook at facebook.com/sbnuitblancheTO and Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.