Planning ahead and getting around

Nuit Blanche returns for its annual all-night celebration of contemporary art. From 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 to sunrise on Sunday, October 6, Toronto’s neighbourhoods from West to East, Scarborough to Downtown, will be transformed by more than 400 artists. For the best experience, the public is encouraged to plan ahead.


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An interactive Event Map searchable by location, address, project name, organization or artists is available to help audiences navigate the event neighbourhoods.

A printed event map will be available for pickup at Toronto City Hall and Scarborough Civic Centre on Thursday, October 3.

Nuit Blanche Toronto audiences are welcome to stop by four Visitors Centres available during the event from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. to:

  • View large-scale maps and pick-up a printed map
  • Chat with a Volunteer Information Ambassador
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms
  • First Aid services provided by Toronto Paramedic Services


Nathan Phillips Square – 100 Queen Street West
Yonge Dundas Square – 1 Dundas Street East
Fort York Visitor Centre – 250 Fort York Boulevard


Scarborough Civic Centre – 150 Borough Drive

In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is extending all-night service to the subway from end to end on Line 1 Yonge-University, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth, and Line 3 Scarborough.

  • Line 1 Yonge-University service will operate all night from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station to Finch Station.
  • Line 2 Bloor-Danforth service will operate all night from Kipling Station to Kennedy Station.
  • Line 3 Scarborough service will operate all night from Kennedy Station to Midland Station.

Day Pass/Group Day Passes purchased for use on October 5th will be valid until 7 a.m. on October 6th.

Access to Line 3 Scarborough from 7 p.m. on October 5th to 7 a.m. on October 6th will be free at Scarborough Centre Station ONLY.

Partial and full road closures will be in effect due to expected event attendance and to improve free-flowing access to the art projects, giving pedestrians safe and easy access.

As a result, portions of the following streets will be closed to vehicles:

  • Bay Street between Dundas Street West and Adelaide Street West – from 8 a.m. Saturday, October 5 until 12 p.m. Sunday, October 6.
  • Queen Street West between Yonge Street and University Avenue – from 4 p.m. Saturday, October 5 until 10 a.m. Sunday, October 6.
  • Fort York Boulevard between Ianuzzi Street and Fleet Street – from 4 p.m. Saturday, October 5 and 12 p.m. Sunday, October 6.

Additional Downtown Closures

8 p.m. Friday October 4 until 2 p.m. Sunday October 6

  • Bay Street between Richmond Street West and Queen Street West.
  • Dundas Square Street between Yonge Street and O’Keefe Lane.
  • Fort York Boulevard between Angelique Street and Fleet Street.

Scarborough Closures

8 a.m Saturday October 5 until 10 a.m. Sunday October 6

  • Borough Approach East between Borough Drive and Ellesmere Road.
  • Borough Drive between Brian Harrison Way and Town Centre Court.
  • Town Centre Court from south of the City of Toronto parking lot to Borough Drive.

Full details about the road closures are available at