CTV Toronto Toronto Events For This Weekend – Some Paranormal!
Toronto’s Nuit Blanche set to light up the night
Downtown Toronto will pull an all-nighter this weekend when artists take over the streets for the second annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
The event, which runs from 7 p.m. on Saturday to 7 a.m. on Sunday, will feature 195 different art projects in three different zones.
About 425,000 people attended the innovative event last year.
If you want to go, but don’t have all night to take in the exhibits, here’s a list of some that look exceptionally intriguing.
The Ghost Station
Lower Bay Station, Toronto’s ghost subway station, will set the stage for a show featuring noises deep below the rumbling of the city. These sounds have also been associated with paranormal activity and ghost sightings.
A-9 — Lower Bay TTC Station, Installation entrance at Cumberland St. and Bellair St.
Ghostly figures traipse through Philosopher’s Walk during Nuit Blanche, 2006. (Natalie Harrower)
Aurora Readiness Centre
Experience a re-creation of Toronto’s official nuclear fallout shelter, built in 1962. Explore the interior of the shelter as it was before it was dismantled in 1996. For one night, Cold War Toronto is brought back to life.
A-OC-10 — Room 066, Faculty of Architecture Building, University of Toronto, 230 College St.
Art of Fashion — Surreal Journey
Rising Canadian designers will showcase their Scotiabank Nuit Blanche exclusive collections. Vote for your favorite — the winner will be named the Art of Fashion 2007 Designer of the Year.
A-IP-14 — Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W.
This multi-media interpretation of a red light district will transform two blocks of Church Street into a theatrical stage for street walkers. Feverish red light will bathe the street, unveiling sexy silhouettes.
A-IP-19 — Church Street, from Wellesley St. to Alexander St.
The University of Toronto will have performances, videos and installations about knowledge on the fringes and sliding disciplines. Catch sessions on ghosts, sleep talkers, ant societies, voodoo and the paranormal.
A-IP-30a — Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto
ThunderEgg Alley: A Dumpster Diver’s Paradise
ThunderEgg Alley will exploit garbage in a Toronto alley, transforming it into abstract mechanisms of luxury. Visitors will have the opportunity to indulge in a dumpster diver’s paradise, complete with a spa, tanning salon and cardboard box boutique.
B-9 — Alley behind College St. and Spadina Ave. (at the end of Glasgow St.)
A psychedelic landscape of swaying tunnels and extensions will be made from balloons. Navigate the massive fort, add to the structure, or just get lost in the evolving maze.
B-IP-16 — 220 Yonge St., Trinity way entrance, Level 3 416-
End of the Party Party
On Oct. 8, the AGO will close for eight months to reinstall their galleries — so for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche they are throwing an “end of the party” party, featuring a live DJ.
B-IP-20 — 317 Dundas St. W. 416-979-664
Several European Union countries present a selection of the most innovative contemporary European video-artists and experimental film directors, screened in the garden of the Consulate of Italy.
B-IP-27 — 136 Beverly St.
Swap ’til you Drop
Bring a bag of clothing and stylists and seam rippers will re-vamp it. Participants will be able to exchange clothing, shopping and recycling at the same time.
B-IP-41 — 55 Centre Ave. 416-599-5321
An eclectic mix of Toronto bands will play all night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The air will be filled with a mix of upbeat, rich, percussive, meditative, ambient, and epic music.
C-4 — Works & Emergency Services Building, 1116 King St. W.
Light pollution has made the Toronto night sky nearly invisible. Stars and planets are frequently confused for satellites and airplanes. For one night the night sky will be brought back to the city.
C-OC-12 — Stanley Park (south side, baseball diamond), 845 King St. W.
An all-night salsa dance party with lessons, where Colombia’s current political crisis will be evoked through sound, video and text, featuring “Latino” culture and images in the First World.
C-IP-22 — 1112 Queen St. W.
Indie Filmmaking with Broken Pencil
Throughout the night participants can make indie films, taking part in the entire process from creating a plot, acting, and filming to viewing the final product.
C-IP-23 — 129 Ossington Ave.
Off The Wall
A reality-TV inspired event where the public will be able to project themselves onto the big screen, becoming a performer, a spectator, a star.
C-IP-35 — Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, 1001 Queen St. W.
TTC service changes for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
The TTC Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Shuttle will run from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. providing transportation between all three zones;
The bottom ‘U’ of University-Spadina subway line, the Yonge/-University subway line from St. George to Eglinton, and the Bloor-Danforth subway line from Christie to Broadview will also run all night; and
TTC day passes purchased for Saturday will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Sunday.
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