Parking is subject to change based on event day availability.
There will be two complimentary shuttle bus routes running to and from Night It Up! this year. The orange route runs from Milliken GO Station-Unionville GO Station-Night It Up! and the blue route runs from Metro Square-Night it Up!Shuttle Bus Route Map
Please be mindful of others, and keep your dog leashed at all times.
Please pick up after your dog.
Finally, please be mindful of food scraps and other items that may be on the ground and within your dog's reach.
Night It Up! is an outdoor festival showcasing a mosaic of delicious Asian street foods complemented by local talents’ nightly performances, styled in the vein of night markets from Taiwan, Hong Kong and across Asia.
Organized by Power Unit Youth Organization, Night It Up! is unique in our mission to encourage youth development while maintaining our commitment towards the community. Through donating our profits to a beneficiary, we hope to set a precedent in youth to learn, grow, and share.
Each year, passionate youth of Power Unit Youth Organization vote on a charitable initiative to support throughout the year. All on-site proceeds go towards a selected beneficiary charity. To date, Night It Up! and Power Unit Youth Organization has contributed over $143,000 to various charitable initiatives in the GTA.
This year, we have partnered with Rainbow Railroad. Since 2006, Rainbow Railroad has been able to help over 600 LGBTQ people experiencing government-sponsored persecution and violence find a path to safety. Rainbow Railroad receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of individuals and organizations like yours. Thank you for resonating with the work and wanting to help. Your efforts send a message of hope to those LGBTQ people still looking for help.
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exciting booth vendors
Featuring talented performers from all over the greater Toronto area, Night It Up! offers a variety of performances ranging from hip hop dance groups to punk rock bands. Don’t miss out on the new up and coming talent appearing nightly on our stage.
Learn more about some of our amazing performers by reading Q&A interviews with three of our performers.Learn more about our performers
Anthony's Summer Night
Drag Performance: Miss Jade and Fisher Price
OMO Dance Crew
The E3 Challenge
Sam and Rachel
CCYAA Celebrity Classic w/ Simu Liu and Friends
Tone Labs Music Student and Teachers
The E3 Challenge
Drag Performance: Alexandher Brandy and Lucinda Miu
Sweet and Sour
Duo Twins Band
Awesome Music Studio
GIA Dance Crew
Tone Labs Music Student and Teachers
The E3 Challenge
Drag Performance: Drag Performance: Miss Steak
TP Dance Crew
VYbE Dance Company
N.S.A. (No Strings Attached)
This year, NIU! not only has food, stage performances and sports, but also fun kid-friendly inflatables! There will be 2 inflatables available to choose from, an obstacle course and a double slide.
Both of these inflatables will be set up in the field area near the CCYAA Sports Zone. It will be open for all ages and free to play from 2pm-8pm on Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14!
Art Takeover (ATO) is an event that is driven by youths for the youth in the community. Our vision is to organize and create an event for the younger generation to express their creativity through different forms of art. We are partnering with Creative Genius Art Academy to provide a display of artwork and exciting activities for everyone at Night It Up!.
Patrons will have the opportunity to create 3D artwork through virtual reality and learn how to use various apps on an iPad to create their own art piece. There will also be an art exhibition consisting of various artwork that will be submitted by young artists throughout Toronto. Come by the ATO booth to vote for the your favourite piece of art!
The art booth will be open on Saturday and Sunday!
This year’s 2019 Community Tour features an engaging activation of TD MySpend Challenge. Festival-goers will step inside the TD branded tent to have an opportunity to test their budgeting skills through our interactive and gamified experience. They will be provided with an RFID enabled tap card, a randomized budget, and three "life stage" based walls containing images of everyday purchases. Guests will use the card to tap on wall items in hopes of staying within the provided budget.
Upon completion, guests will tap their card once more to view their results on a screen, letting them know how well they did. All participants will receive a Reusable Water Bottles that can be used well beyond the festival. In addition, guests will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a compelling grand prize.
Guests will also have the opportunity to book a TD branch appointment on site – to receive a premium gift for doing so!
Move over bathroom singers, make way for the way cooler Carpool Karaoke singers! Come over to the Toronto Ford Dealers booth and join the fun. Not only will you be able to check out the Ford Mustang, Edge and Ecosport but you can also shoot and take home your own Carpool Karaoke video!
Spin n' win an awesome prize from Koodo. Visit their booth at Night It Up! for details.
Be sure to visit the LANEIGE booth for lots of complimentary prizes, and the LANEIGE misting station to stay hydrated and cool during NIU!
Saving the planet has never been so easy. With the new Brita Filtering Bottle, you can replace 300 single use plastic water bottles (standard 500 mL water bottle) with one filter. Remember to visit the Brita booth at Night It Up for your chance to win a free Brita Premium Filtering Water Bottle! #Filterforgood
Team Ka’wine & Dine is hosting the BasketWall game at this year’s Night It Up! Celebrate the Raptor’s championship win with us at our booth. Everyone's a winner here—get a free Kawhi sticker (conditions apply)! We have a wide variety of prizes to offer which also includes a Google Home Mini. Come out and have some fun while supporting a great cause—100% of proceeds will be going towards the Rainbow Railroad. Follow us on Instagram @kyleplaysfree!
Team Avengers is bringing The Avengers Boot Camp to this year’s Night It Up! with 3 exciting mini games! Test your avenging abilities with Infinity Pong, Hawkeye’s Shooting Range, and Hulk Raving Beans, and win amazing prizes. Challenge yourself and have fun with your friends while helping the Rainbow Railroad raise donations to help support LGBTQ+ individuals from persecution and violence. Do you have what it takes to be an avenger?
Have you ever wondered what’s really over the rainbow? At this year’s Night It Up!, Team THE LIFO TH3 PARTY is ready to up the curiosity with a fun game of Rainbow Toss, a spinoff of the classic ring toss. With a prize every play and a daily raffle worth up to $200, it’s all sunshine and rainbows! Whether you’re arriving alone or with a friend, there’s the option to play individually or against a friend. Enjoy a time of fun while taking part in raising awareness for a good cause at the same time. All proceeds of our booth will go towards Rainbow Railroad, a non-profit organization that helps LGBTQI+ individuals escape violence and persecution.
Love carnival games? Want to win amazing prizes? Test your luck by playing “Game of Throws” at Night it Up!. Pop any balloon with the purchase of a dart, and win the prize indicated on the paper inside! All proceeds earned will be donated to Rainbow Railroad - a non-profit organization helping LGBTQ+ individuals escape persecution in their home countries. For more information, follow us on Instagram @disruptorsteam.
Love tapioca in bubble tea? That’s not even a question, so we’re bringing you some bubble tea with a little spin. In TapioDuck, we need you to catch as many ducks, or tapioca, in our bubble tea cup as possible! Test your skill and win amazing prizes, ranging from cute squishies, 6 glowsticks, Chatime reusable straws, and gift cards from the Petit Potato and Smash Kitchen. Check us out at @niu.tapioduck and remember to give us a visit at Night It Up!p>
Want to be a Vendor?
Do you have a great food, merch or games that you could run at NIU!? If so, booth sales will be held on May 18-19 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm at 105 Gibson Centre (located at 105 Gibson Drive) Room 113. To get notified when booth sale dates are announced, or if you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
Want to be a Performer?
Does performing in front of thousands of people from all around Toronto interest you? If so, applications open on May 1, 2019 and close on May 10, 2019. Auditions will be held on May 18-19, 2019 at Tone Labs Music.
If you are interested in performing, please note the following: Every year, Power Unit Youth Organization raises money for a charitable organization and donates the proceeds from NIU!. Thus, we are only looking for artists who are willing to perform without compensation.
If you or your group is still interested in this opportunity, please fill out the form linked below.