Once again Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013 transformed my city into a huge, interactive, indoor/outdoor art gallery. Just because you can’t see it all in one night doesn’t mean I wasn’t gonna try. This year I made the trek entirely on foot, covering about 20k of Toronto’s core and taking in around 40 of the exhibits . Although the event goes from sunset to sunrise I only made it until about 3:30 a.m. when the rain started and I realized the number of inebriated 20-somethings pouring out of clubs into the night was growing exponentially with every passing minute. That was my cue to call it a night. Taxi!

10 Favourite Exhibits from Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013

1. Hybrid Globe, Queens Park Crescent East & St. Joseph Street

Interactive Installation
Arthur Wrigglesworth, Mohammad Mehdi Ghiyaei & Mojtaba Samimi – Toronto, Canada

Hybrid Globe on University Ave.

2. Ferris Wheel, University Avenue & Dundas Street West

Katharine Harvey – Markham, Canada

I could have stayed at this one all night taking light painting shots.

3. Light_Scape, The Bata Shoe Museum

Interactive Installation

[R]ed[U]x Lab

4. Parallax, University Avenue & Edward Street

Idea Tank Design Collective – Toronto, Canada

Light Installation

5. Forever Bicycles, Nathan Phillips Square

Ai Weiwei – Beijing, China


6. Queen of the Parade, University Avenue & Queen Street West

Video, Fashion, Performance Art

Lisa Anita Wegner & Vanessa Lee Wishart – Toronto, Canada

Her point-of-view must have been amazing.

7. Ad Astra, Bata Shoe Museum

Light Installation

Bata Shoe Museum & [R]ed[U]x Lab

R]ed[U]x Lab:
Neveen Abdel-Aal – Designer – Toronto, Canada
Ryan Giuricich, Jamie Kwan , Kevin Pu, Setareh Shams , Helena Skonieczna, Sandra Wojtecki , & Marcelle Andree Carneiro – Toronto, Canada

8. Monster Child, Queens Park Crescent East & College Street

Interactive Installation

Libby Hague – Toronto, Canada

9. The rose is without why, Nathan Phillips Square


Boris Achour – Paris, France

“The rose is without why, it blooms because it blooms, it cares not for itself, asks not if it is seen”

10. lightbridge, Front Street West & Portland Street

Light and Sound Installation

Nathan Whitford – Toronto, Canada
Konstantinos Mavromichalis – London, UK
John Farah – Toronto, Canada
Sarah Keenlyside – Toronto, Canada

Additional Exhibits


  1. Hello Susan,

    That is nice a photo of my work ‘Fight or fight’ that you have. Would you mind if I use it as part of documentation of the project? It would never be for any commercial use. I would put it on my art website (see link) and possibly use as illustration of my work in proposals etc. You would be credited as photographer, of course.

    If yes, would you have a high res version you could email me?

    thanks and all the best,


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