Toronto is the first Canadian city to be designated a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts for its leadership in film, music, digital media and forms of cultural expression using technology. Toronto helped nurture the Creative Cities Network in Canada in 2002 and has been an active participant in the World Cities Cultural Forum since 2015. Toronto builds international connections as a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts.

Produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community, for more than 10 years Nuit Blanche Toronto has fostered cultural engagement, making performance art, interactive installations, and mixed-media accessible to a mass and diverse audience.