With the closing of INK Entertainment’s iconic nightclub Guvernment, there has been a huge hole in Toronto’s nightlife industry. Yes, we still had Sound Academy and Uniun Nightclub but these venues were not on the same wavelength as Guvernment once was, having been operating for 19 years.
Guvernment is not the first of many nightclubs all over North America to close it’s door. It has become a trend that smaller more intimate nightlife venues dominate the nightlife scene here in Toronto and across Canada. The only “real” warehouse DJ focused nightclubs in Toronto are currently, Sound Academy, which acts more of a venue space then a nightclub), Uniun and the newest edition Wildflower.
We are now saying goodbye to Sound Academy who announced they will be closing their doors January 2016. This goodbye is only temporary though! INK will reopen the venue as Toronto’s first and largest mega-club complex. The talk around town is the venue will be feature a Vegas inspired design, which matches their neighbour and connecting venue Cabana Pool Bar and will seamlessly allow the venue to host parties from daytime pool bar to nighttime nightclub. The nightclub promises to be part of the “new generation” of clubbing, from the sound to the layout to the special effects & lights. We here at Clubcrawlers could not be more excited.
With small venues like Apt. 200 and EFS taking over the Toronto nightlife scene it will be refreshing to have a massive super club to party at! We miss those rave days and not being able to find your friends at the club! Isn’t that all part of the fun?
Nightclubs around the world in clubbing capitals such as Ibiza are so large you could go 2-3 times and still feel like you have not seen the entire venue. Layers and staircases and private booths, these are things smaller venues are not able to provide. A brand new experience each and every time you go. The possibilities are endless with a super club and we cannot wait for the opening. Stay tuned for more information on the dates and names of the Toronto’s long awaited new venue.