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Scotiabank

September 30, 2014 16:50 ET

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 -- Planning Ahead, Getting There and Getting Around

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - From sunset at 6:53 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 to sunrise on Sunday, October 5, Toronto's all night celebration of contemporary art once again returns to the city's streets. Complete information on getting to, around and home from the event can be found at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/plan-ahead/getting-around.html.

Plan ahead
Visit scotiabanknuitblanche.ca for everything needed to plan ahead for the event experience, including the My Night itinerary planner. My Night allows members of the public to create their own list of must see projects, take it with them and share it with others on their mobile devices. Register and find out more information about My Night at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/connect/plan-my-night/.

Digital mobile guide and navigating the night
You can visit http://www.snbto.ca on mobile devices for a streamlined version of the website, then use it on October 4 to help you navigate, using GPS to get around the event, find information and projects. Additional information about the optimized mobile website can be found at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/connect/nuit-mobile.html. Event updates will also be available on Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO throughout the night.

Event guide and map
A map and detailed event information is available on the website or via mobile devices. During the event, pick up a paper guide and map at any of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Information Centres: Chinatown Centre (222 Spadina Ave., south of Dundas Street West), Bremner Boulevard (northeast corner of Bremner Boulevard and Navy Wharf Court), Fort York Visitor Centre (north of Fort York Boulevard and Fleet Street intersection) and Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Public transit
Take advantage of all-night TTC service on part of the subway system, extended GO Transit service and the car-free zones. People are advised to park their car and to explore the event by foot and on public transit.

Special TTC services
In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC is expanding its all-night service to a portion of the subway through to 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 5. The Line 2, Bloor-Danforth subway will run all night from Keele to Woodbine stations and the Line 1, Yonge-University-Spadina subway will run all night from St. Clair West to Eglinton stations. The TTC subway system will be closed between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 5. Free all-night parking is available at TTC commuter parking lots. For more information, visit http://www.ttc.ca.

Special Event Souvenir TTC Day Pass
The TTC is offering a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Special Event Souvenir TTC Day Pass, which is on sale now at TTC collector booths for $11. It allows a single customer or a family/group of customers (up to six people, maximum two adults and four children/youths 19 years of age or under) to pay one low price for unlimited travel on all regular TTC service. It is valid for travel from the start of service Saturday, October 4 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

Special GO Transit services
To accommodate the late-night festivities, GO is running extra late-night trains to and from Union Station. Two extra homebound trains will run along the Lakeshore GO lines in the early hours of October 5. The Milton, Kitchener, Barrie, Stouffville and Richmond Hill GO lines will each have a special train travelling into Toronto on October 4, returning homebound in the early hours of October 5. Late night GO buses will run on most routes from Union Station Bus Terminal. For those staying all night, regular scheduled Lakeshore train trips out of Union Station resume Sunday morning at 6:43 a.m. westbound to Aldershot and at 7:13 a.m. eastbound to Oshawa. Visit http://www.gotransit.com for schedules.

With a GO Group Pass, up to three youths ride free for the price of the two paying adults. The Group Pass allows up to five people (maximum two adults and three youths under the age of 18) unlimited travel in one day between two fare zones. For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the GO group and day passes purchased on Saturday, October 4 are valid for the extra homebound train trips on Sunday, October 5.

Toronto Parking Authority
The Toronto Parking Authority provides safe, conveniently located and competitively priced off-street and on-street public parking. Green P parking will get you closer to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche activities. You can find parking spots with Green P's parking app at http://parking.greenp.com.

Road closures
Partial road closures will be in effect due to expected attendance and to improve free-flowing access to the art. Portions of the following streets will be closed from Saturday, October 4 to Sunday, October 5 to vehicular traffic providing safe and easy access to many projects for pedestrians at the event: Queen Street West (4 p.m. to 8 a.m.), Spadina Avenue (3 p.m. to 9 a.m.), Bathurst Street (4 p.m. to 5 a.m.), Fort York Boulevard (6 p.m. to 8 a.m.) and Bremner Boulevard (6 p.m. to 8 a.m.). Full details about this year's road closures are available at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/plan-ahead/getting-around.html.

About Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto's annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto's arts community. Since 2006, the event has featured more than 950 official art installations, created by nearly 4,000 artists and has generated more than $177 million in economic impact for Toronto. Look for information and updates at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca, on Facebook at facebook.com/sbnuitblancheTO and Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO.

From Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Contact Information

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    Anastasia Saradoc
    Economic Development and Culture
    City of Toronto
    416-392-8123
    asarado@toronto.ca