Whether we’re griping about how it’s become the purview of drunken teenagers or getting psyched to drink till dawn while admiring installations, few things unite Torontonians more than Nuit Blanche. On Oct. 5, the city will come together to collectively kvell about the all-night public art festival. It’s easy to be cynical, but it’s also not that hard to have a fantastic time, provided you know what you’re looking for. To help direct your late-night stumbling, we’ve once again distilled the Nuit Blanche experience into three categories, each with its own recommended route. Stick to a single path or mix and match—either way, our tips should help sway even the most hardened critic.
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Nuit Blanche takes place at various locations on Oct. 5 from 6:51 p.m. to sunrise. Scotiabanknuitblanche.ca.