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Nuit Blanche by Numbers

October 4th, 2006

Last weekend, Toronto hosted its first Nuit Blanche, which transformed the city into a cultural and artistic playground from Saturday at 7 pm, to Sunday at 7 am. Here are some numbers and facts to give you a better sense of the event.

Number of visitors to AGO – 8,605

Number of visitors who dressed up like Andy Warhol – 30

Number of visitors who arrived at the AGO after 2 am – 2,600

Number of visitors in the AGO shop at 4 am – 17

Time during the night in which Warhol attendance was at its peak – 12 midnight to 1 am

The age of the eldest visitor – approximately 80 years of age, around midnight

Heaviest backpack checked in the cloakroom – about 30 lbs

Number of Nuit Blanche visitors overall in Toronto: 425,000

Number of temporary public art installations in Toronto for this event – 26

Number of cultural institutions, museums, and galleries involved – 130


Most common question after 4 am – Are there benches to sit down?

  • jennifer

    Nuit Blanche was an awesome event. We tried to visit as many sites as we could. All of them were thought provoking, fun or imaginative. I have to thank the city of Toronto, Scoticabank and the all galleries that participated. I hope this continues to be an annual event. Thank you

    Sincerely,
    jennifer

  • jennifer

    Nuit Blanche was an awesome event. We tried to visit as many sites as we could. All of them were thought provoking, fun or imaginative. I have to thank the city of Toronto, Scoticabank and the all galleries that participated. I hope this continues to be an annual event. Thank you

    Sincerely,
    jennifer

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com connie

    Congratulations on a successful event! Any photos??

    Sorry I missed it…hopefully we’ll have nuit blanche again next year for those of us who slept through it this year.

    Cheers,
    Connie

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com connie

    Congratulations on a successful event! Any photos??

    Sorry I missed it…hopefully we’ll have nuit blanche again next year for those of us who slept through it this year.

    Cheers,
    Connie

  • Nick

    Nuit Blanche at the AGO was poorly executed.
    The city as a whole could learn a lot from other
    cities that already do this. You should not make
    people pay to see the art. Not this one night.
    The accessibility of it all is really the point.
    Dispatching people to the coat check was also
    not appreciated. Go see how it’s done elsewhere
    before you do it again…

  • Nick

    Nuit Blanche at the AGO was poorly executed.
    The city as a whole could learn a lot from other
    cities that already do this. You should not make
    people pay to see the art. Not this one night.
    The accessibility of it all is really the point.
    Dispatching people to the coat check was also
    not appreciated. Go see how it’s done elsewhere
    before you do it again…