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For one night at the beginning of October, the streets of Toronto will become a giant art gallery.

Published on: 25 August 2011
 
 
Get arty on the streets of Toronto

Culture vultures may well be keen to book cheap flights to Toronto to arrive in the city before the start of October in order to take advantage of a special overnight event.

On the first day of the month, the streets will be transformed into art galleries, showcasing a wide range of contemporary works by hundreds of different artists, as part of the Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche event.

There are three zones to explore, with over 130 individual installations waiting to be discovered.

Zone A covers the northern downtown area and has been curated by Candice Hopkins, while Zone B stretches over the central and eastern districts with exhibits arranged by Shirley Madill and Zone C in the south and west of the city has been overseen by Nicholas Brown.

All the action will kick off at 18:59 local time and will run until sunrise. There are also three lectures about contemporary art being held around the city ahead of the event, offering an insight into the creative medium and what to expect on Toronto's Nuit Blanche.
 

 
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