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?