Calling Artists for Nuit Blanche 2015: Info Sessions Jan.5, 12 + Submission Deadlines Jan.19, Feb.17

This video presents Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 Highlights.

“Scotiabank Nuit Blanche transformed the city of Toronto on October 4, 2014 with 130 art installations from hundreds of artists. More than a million people explored the exhibitions, including three new neighbourhood locations. Join us on October 3, 2015 for the 10th edition and experience this FREE all-night contemporary art event.”

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, Toronto’s free annual all-night celebration of contemporary art in October, generated an economic impact of about $40.5 million for Toronto.

  • An estimated attendance exceeding one million people and including close to 200,000 out-of-town visitors.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015

FREE Admissions

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event.
From sunset to sunrise, experience Toronto transformed by artists for one night only. All night long.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche official website

Participate in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015
Artists  |  Sponsors  |  Volunteers

Artists & Programming Partners – Call for Submissions

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

If you have an idea for an art project, there are three different ways you can apply to participate: as an Open Call Project, an Independent Project or for the “10 for 10th”, as follows. Continue reading “Calling Artists for Nuit Blanche 2015: Info Sessions Jan.5, 12 + Submission Deadlines Jan.19, Feb.17”

You’re Invited: Canadian Events Sept.19 – Dec.20, 2013 + Ontario News + Toronto & TTC Alerts

Here are some great events, celebrations and green events in Canada.

  • Most events and celebrations are FREE.

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery


Bouchra Khalili: ‘The Opposite of the Voice-Over’

FREE Admission

Exhibition continues to December 20, 2013.

Justina M Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario

Telephone: 416-978-8398

Gallery Hours
Thursday to Tuesday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Closed Sundays and statutory holidays.

  • As part of Paris-Toronto, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery presents French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili’s first solo show/exhibition in Canada, « Bouchra Khalili: ‘The Opposite of the Voice-Over’ », which includes the following two major video installations about the experience of migration.
    • The Mapping Journey Project (2008–2011)

      • “The Mapping Journey Project, produced between 2008 and 2011, is a mixed-media installation that combines eight video works, The Mapping Journey, and eight silkscreen prints, The Constellations.”
    • Speeches—Chapter 1: Mother Tongue (2012) “is part of a trilogy entitled the Speeches Series (2012-2013), articulating issues of language, citizenship, and working class.”

Textile Museum of Canada


Farandole: Perspectives on Western Canadian Metis Culture



Artists Colette Balcaen and Pascal Jaouen

Admission is ‘Pay What You Can’ only on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission charges apply for other days.

Sept. 18, 2013 – Nov. 14, 2013

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue (Dundas St. W & University Ave., St. Patrick subway)
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2H5
t. (416) 599-5321
f. (416) 599-2911

Exhibition Tour: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:30 pm

  • Farandole: Perspectives on Western Canadian Métis Culture exhibition combines contemporary visual art and haute couture to explore the reinvention of tradition through the work of artists Colette Balcaen of Manitoba and Pascal Jaouen of France.
  • Enjoy the opening reception of Farandole: Perspectives on Western Canadian Métis Culture exhibition.
    • Artist Colette Balcaen will be in attendance.
  • Also, join Textile Museum of Canada’s Curatorial Director Sarah Quinton as she “offers insights into traditional practices, narratives and techniques used in the intricate embroidery and costumes of fashion designer Pascal Jaouen and the work of artist Colette Balcaen.”
    • FREE with admission.
  • Please click here for more info about the exhibition and the artists.
Samuel de Champlain to illuminate the sky of the Capital.
Samuel de Champlain to illuminate the sky of the Capital.

National Capital Commission (NCC) and the French Embassy in Ottawa


Plain Chant

An Interactive Light and Sound Installation

FREE Admission

September 19 – 21, 2013
Thursday, 7 to 11 pm; Friday, 7 to 11 pm; Saturday, 7 pm to 4 am

Nepean Point
380 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario

Phone: 613-239-5000

Continue reading “You’re Invited: Canadian Events Sept.19 – Dec.20, 2013 + Ontario News + Toronto & TTC Alerts”

You’re Invited: Toronto Events Aug.22-26; Road Closures + Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Oct.5, 2013

Here are some great events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013 – Moving to Yonge!”

  • Here is some video captured at last year’s festival – just wait to see what we have in store for you this year! ON YONGE STREET!!!


Scotiabank BuskerFest Opening Ceremonies

Admission is by Voluntary Donation to Epilepsy Toronto

August 22, 2013: 12 noon to 1PM in Yonge-Dundas Square

Incredible Acrobats, Break Dancers, Escape Artists and Internationally Renowned Acts!


  • In celebration of the 14th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest.
  • Scotiabank BuskerFest is the largest and most vibrant street performer festival in North America, attracting local and international talent.
    • Toronto’s own Fire Guy will host the ceremony.
    • Daryl Yeo, President, Epilepsy Toronto Board of Directors.
    • John Doig, Scotiabank Senior Vice President, Toronto Region.
  • A recreation of an iconic Harry Houdini stunt by Guinness World Record holder and British escape artist Rob Roy Collins will cap the ceremonies!
    • Collins will attempt an upside down escape from a strait jacket while hanging from his ankles 100 feet in the air!
    • Tied up in a strait jacket, he will be hoisted up by his ankles on the North West corner of Yonge and Dundas St., where he will attempt to escape and be lowered to ground as quickly as possible to avoid too much blood flowing to his head and passing out.