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Nuit Blanche Toronto, North America’s largest contemporary art event, joins forces with local arts service organization, East End Arts, to present the first ever Nuit Blanche hub in East Danforth.

TORONTO, September 19, 2019 – Every fall, for one special, sleepless night, Toronto is transformed by hundreds of artists and art projects as a part of Nuit Blanche Toronto. This year, residents of and visitors to Toronto’s east end can enjoy Nuit Blanche Toronto in a new, exciting way at the inaugural Nuit Blanche hub in East Danforth, #nbED19!

Taking place on Saturday October 5, 2019, 7pm to 7am, along Danforth Avenue between Greenwood and Coxwell TTC Stations, this neighbourhood activation will feature the work of three main artists – Kevin Winn, Naz Rahbar, and Meral Pasha – and ten independent projects by various artists and arts organizations. Community members and art lovers alike are all invited to come and experience East Danforth like never before where a spectral Bengal tiger roams a park, artists take over storefronts, drawings become currency, and more!

In addition to interactive art projects and fantastical window displays, visitors to the East Danforth hub can also expect access to public bathrooms, food trucks, and a rest hub. Visitors to all Nuit Blanche hubs are encouraged to visit on October 5th by taking the TTC, which will be operating all evening and morning on October 5th, 2019.

“East End Arts is thrilled to present the first Nuit Blanche Toronto neighbourhood hub in east Toronto! We’re excited to experience our fantastic, creative community in a new, exciting way, and give local east end families a closer-to-home alternative to access contemporary art. Come out and join us in this first, all-night, east Toronto art party that is Nuit Blanche East Danforth!” says Shana Hillman, Executive Director of East End Arts.

“East Toronto has held space for me for many years, and Nuit Blanche is giving me a unique platform to have people come together through art making. I am so excited to be able to give back to the Danforth as an artist and facilitator who has worked and created here for many years,” says Nuit Blanche East Danforth Main Artist, Naz Rahbar.

“East Danforth already has so many creative spaces and people worth recognizing, so we [The Danforth Mosaic BIA] are grateful for the opportunity to support east Toronto’s first Nuit Blanche hub and help animate our vibrant and diverse retail strip with contemporary art,” says Owner of Red Rocket Coffee, and Board Chair of The Danforth Mosaic BIA, Billy Dertilis.

East End Arts would like to thank local Artist Kevin Winn, who was initially chosen as part of the Independent Projects Program, and the Danforth Mosaic BIA (The Danny) who have stepped forward with an investment to animate Danforth East between Greenwood and Coxwell.

Visitors to the Nuit Blanche East Danforth hub are encouraged to share their experience on social media using the hashtag #nbED19 and #nbTO19.

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Contact Information:

Chelsea Cameron-Fikis, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, East End Arts
647-715-2150 X 2  |

Further information, photos, and interviews are available upon request.


East End Arts

East End Arts is a non-profit community arts organization that serves the east end of Toronto. We provide inclusive arts programming and events to our local communities, including youth, newcomers, seniors and priority groups. We also provide professional development opportunities to both emerging and established artists and arts organizations.
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