SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE

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Nuit Blanche Is a One-Night-Only Affair With Lasting Significance

Nuit Blanche draws criticism -- all answerable. Some say that the event has strayed too far from its original focus on art -- others say that there's too much corporate involvement and focus on cultural tourism. The payback to Toronto is meaningful. I take these concerns seriously. Its impact since 2006 has grown from $1 million to $40.5 million last year, a lot of money flowing into Toronto's economy for just one night.
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The One-Night-Only Magic of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

The City of Toronto's adventure with the all night contemporary art event, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, came about when, at the invitation of the City of Paris, we decided to present a one-off edition in 2006. The event has been repeated each fall. What a true joy it is to continuously change the way we all look at this city, even if it happens to be just for one night.