October 02

Nuit Blanche@Downtown Toronto-Sat.,Sept.30th,2017

By Nicholas Chan and Kimberly Samnang

Nuit Blanche became far more socially conscious for 2017, with themes of protest, environmental issues and artistic production.


It was a necessary evolution to have socially conscious art displays. Still, not everything was great about this year’s event. The violent aspect with hooligans strolling the downtown streets and some long line ups(over an hour long) to enter an exhibit.


Some of the highlights from this year include music and performance on a level not seen in at least a few years. From the stage at Nathan Phillips Square to the flatbed truck / DJ station near College and Queens Park and under the Wellesley Street Bridge, there were ample opportunities to dance. Other high lights were Automobile, Where Once Stood a Bandstand for Cruising & Shelter, Embassy, Serpent People, and Porta-Party, and Dream Variations.


We would like to thank Justine Palinska
Media Relations & Marketing Supervisor
Nuit Blanche Toronto
City of Toronto | Economic Development & Culture.