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Club district dwindling, report says

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by solacevip, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    Club district dwindling, report says

    680News staff | Mon Aug 16, 4:34 PM

    The Toronto Club District had almost 90 nightclubs in the eight-square block north of Richmond to Wellington and from Simcoe to Spadina at it's peak five years ago, The Toronto Star has reported.

    Today, there are only 30 clubs left and one could be being replaced by a 36-storey condo building at the corner of Peter and Richmond.

    Adam Vaughn the councillor of Ward 20, said the era of the big box nightclub has come and gone and the area just isn't cool any more.

    The community council will be voting on the proposal to get rid of the club tomorrow.
  2. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    do they still have those raves like in the old days.
  3. deepfunkysoul

    deepfunkysoul TRIBE Promoter

    Not in the club district, all the parties are now held in private venues or lofts and they are jam packed. All Vaughan has done is pushed the parties underground like the good ol days.

    I think the real reason so many clubs are dying isn't because the scene is dying I think a lot of it has to do with the 905 syndrome. True clubbers don't go to clubs to be in pictures every week sipping grey goose. They go where the music is.

    Club district is all about posers and thats what I feel is killing it.
  4. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    So it may actually be safe to go there in a couple of years, who knows?
    I walked along Queen from Spadina to close to University on Friday night around 2:30 - it was scary and blech - some idiot stole my hat and it took me a while to get it back.
  5. Snuffy

    Snuffy TRIBE Member

    We could blame it on the 905ers. But even in the late 90s, most of the people going to the parties around here came from the surrounding burbs. Personally, I came from Northern Ontario.

    No matter what generation you come from, when you start heading past 30, there will always be this obnoxious group of young kids that take over and turn your beloved scene into something that you don't particularly like.

    It's the rule.

  6. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    yeah but I often find myself partying with young kids and they are goofy/silly/fun/sometimes a bit loud, but nothing like the ones in the club district - the kinds of guys who think it's fun to kick mail/newsboxes when they get out of a club.
    If they got laid more and were served wine with dinner they would be much more civilized, but alas...
  7. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    you goddamn 705'er!!! :D
  8. Rage

    Rage TRIBE Member

    I live at Richmond & Simoce and honestly, I love the area and the close proximity to almost anything you need in this city within a 5 min cab ride although, when I buy a place, I doubt it will be in that area but for now, I'm loving it.

    Weekends are still a gong show for the most part around the area but it's nothing like it used to be a few years ago which is fine by us!

    Those new condos are going up right beside my building.

    I'm just wondering what is replacing Montana's & Circa.

    P.S. Living 120 seconds from Burrito Boys, well, you just can't put a price tag on that!
  9. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Montanas = Shoppers Drugs Mart I bet

    Circa = some other phoney investment / money laundering scheme funding like a gino bar, a restaurant. Maybe even another Shoppers Drugs Mart to compete with the one at Montanas
  10. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

    this is good news!
  11. Rage

    Rage TRIBE Member

    You really think another Shoppers considering they just opened a HUGE one at Queen & Peter?

    I'm still holding out/hoping for a grocery store, I think with the area changing to more of a residential area, a grocery store is a must.
  12. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Yes, cause if there's anything that downtown is hurting for is another insanely bright makeup counter and overpriced consumer goods.
  13. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Totally! They are aiming to put 1 or 2 next to every starbucks!
  14. Rage

    Rage TRIBE Member

    Well, as long as they put it on top of a Tims, it's all good

  15. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

    queen and peter? do you mean king and peter?
  16. Kinger

    Kinger TRIBE Member

    Why do you have to make partying so complicated?

    Going out should be about 2 things, drinking beer and kicking ass.
  17. Rage

    Rage TRIBE Member

    No, there is one right on Queen, a block east of Peter, opened about 2 months ago...huge one, 2 stories
  18. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    where the parking lot used to be opposite HMV on the north side of queen near john. used to be a Caban or whatever.
  19. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    oooh, you sound like totally my type - let's hook up :p
  20. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    I thought partying was a variation of s3x, music, drugs, and politics
  21. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    Bernie's right ^^ , plus Rock concerts are now about complaining about promoters trying their damndest to adhere to outrageous insurance clauses and liquor laws. (god forbid they should be protected when someone sues them for millions because they slipped and fell while they were drunk)
  22. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    So what is it is the Club District in decline, or is the condo market?
  23. Thunder

    Thunder TRIBE Member

    My backyard has been one of the best party spots of the year.technics1200

    I have no use for the club district downtown but i've notice it's pushed alot of people to college street. It was already a really busy street at night.
  24. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    this is a good question and a good point.
  25. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Is it the condo district or the club market that's in decline?

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