7 Stunning Things To See & Do At Nuit Blanche 2019 In Toronto This Weekend
It's that time of year again!
On October 5, Nuit Blanche Toronto hits the streets of the 6ix for another year, showcasing the best and most unique exhibitions, sculptures, and art in many forms all night long. It's hard to know where or what to see first, so sometimes it's easier to do your research beforehand. Rest assured, we've done some of that for you. There is so much to discover during this overnight event, it'll be hard to see everything in one day, but here are seven of the most striking things to see and do at Nuit Blanche in the city this weekend.
Sound of Toronto
Address: 130 Queens Quay E., Sugar Hall A, 4th floor
Why You Need To Go: Artists Mønochef, Ilze Briede (Kavi), and Liz Lisa bring you this 360-degree interactive art that actually brings together Toronto's sights and sounds. You'll be able to experience this in a way you'd never expect.
Address: 15 Queen St. W. - Eaton Centre Bridge
Why You Need To Go: This is a dynamic light installation that depicts the northern lights. Artist Bekah Brown, who is of Anishinaabe descent and grew up on Dene territory, brings this beautiful representation through the Eaton Centre bridge. You'll be able to view it from outside the tunnel.
Address: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
Why You Need To Go: Check out the largest Japanese-inspired garden the artist, Daniel Arsham, has ever created. You'll actually be able to see this installation all of next week, too, until Saturday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Peace to the Past, Reach for the Future
Address: Queen Street West & Bay Street
Why You Need To Go: There will be ato honour the reigning NBA champions as they turn 25. Two Toronto artists created an 18-foot (5.5-metre) sculpture which honours the team's past, as well as imagining their future and celebrating the diverse communities that support them.
Life of the Earth
Address: 770 Don Mills Road (special event entrance off Gateway Boulevard)
Why You Need To Go: This installation will show you how much has changed from Pangaea to the Anthropocene to an Earth 100,000 years beyond humankind. Thiswill also display the changes that have transformed the planet, like the much-debated human impact on climate change.
Address: Amphitheatre Stage in Albert Campbell Square - 150 Borough Dr.
Why You Need To Go: Artist Durothethird will bring a tribute to his hometown in a pretty bright installation that combines graffiti with sculpture. You won't want to miss it.
Address: 38 Dan Leckie (under the Gardiner Expressway at Dan Leckie Way and Housey Street)
Why You Need To Go: This exhibit will display an illuminated orb that responds to the energy and presence of bystanders. Like an under the bridge disco ball, the more people, the brighter it'll be.