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Toronto-wide rainbow, City Hall screaming booth part of this year's Nuit Blanche

All-night arts festival goes October 4

Global Rainbow by Yvette Mattern

The city of Toronto has announced the full lineup of installations for this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

In its 9th year, the all-night arts festival is expanding into new corners of Toronto: Chinatown, Fort York and the Roundhouse Park/Bremner Blvd area.  This year's event starts at sundown October 4.

Nuit Blanche will feature over 120 installations of visual, musical and performance art  from all over the world.  The biggest is a cross-city laser light sculpture by New York-based Yvette Mattern.  "Global Rainbow" is made up of seven coloured beams viewable across a 60 km.  The presentation has already lit up skies over Berlin, London, and Toulouse, France.

A Chinatown alleyway will be bridged by hanging rows of clothing for "Made in China". There will be a screaming booth to let your frustrations out in at Toronto City Hall.

Torontonians can continue to enjoy many installations even after the sun comes up on October 5. 10 extended projects will be up until October 13.

About a million people jam Toronto streets for Nuit Blanche each year. The city says the festival has had an economic impact of more than $177-million dollars since 2006.

For the full list of Nuit Blanche installations and their locations, click here.

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