Nuit Blanche Retrospective: Art vs. Audience

Nuit Blanche was launched in 2006, and since then, the multi-media art event runs annually for one night from dusk ‘til dawn. It showcases the best and brightest artists from Toronto and around the world in street installations—and it’s free! Since its inception, “Nuit,” as it has come to be affectionately nicknamed, grew from 300 artists to approximately 400, with installations all around the city. In 2014, the sleepless night attracted a million people, including around 200,000 visitors from out of town. Though this might sound exciting, some Torontonians say that Nuit Blanche has become too big for its...

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