For one night each year, at the beginning of fall, artists take hold of the city for Nuit Blanche, Toronto's annual dusk til dawn art festival. Apart from welcoming some warmer weather, this year was no exception.
From the transformation of city hall into an " apocalyptic museum," to a host of interactive displays, and even a Halloween themed fun house, there was something for everyone.
Standing in line to see one of many exhibits, John W Duncan shared a laugh with friends, as the crowds built to take part in "Aura," an installation located nearby at Ryerson University.
Nuit Blanche, Dundas square. Passer's by could see their reflections in this video powered cube. More interactive displays were nearby, including a scavenger hunt.
"There wasn't anyone here an hour ago," said Duncan, but added his gratitude for the weather not being so chill as last year's event. "It was held two weeks later than this, that's why," he explained, remembering the harsher weather at last year's event.
Performance installation. Man solving a rubicks cube.
Originating in France, the sunset to sunrise festival was first replicated in Toronto in 2006. It followed an event that started in Paris, in 2002, and brought massive displays of art in public places. Toronto was the first city in North America to replicate the French model.