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Gay Village outing

lilnick

TRIBE Member
Church/Wellesley

I’m holding my breath, trying not to speak too soon… but it appears Church Street is FINALLY seeing a bit of variety!

IMO Toronto’s gay (club) scene has been pretty lame for a long time. The music isn’t very good and is the same thing over and over in any and every “gay” venue. The predominately white-male, tank-top-wearing, non-friendly crowd, has left me to venture out only once in a while.

Babylon (Martini and Music Boutique) has long been the foundation of anything different! It continues to draw a nice mix of people and variety of good house music. :)

The “Red Spot” was transformed into “Papi’s” with a clean and fresh look. DJ V’iLLin (Incidental) is probably fighting the hardest battle in the village! For the last three months he’s been trying a Drum & Bass and Hip-Hop night on Thursdays. He’s got some young but solid DJs and a mix of gay/bi/straight/whocares crowd come to visit. Apparently Papi’s has got some other interesting ideas in the works but time will tell.

“lub lounge” (yah… that’s it’s name!!) has been busy with whatever they’ve been up to - I hadn’t gone in until last night. It’s a pretty big space with two floors and nicely designed. They somehow got Deko-ze to spin (well, man the CD players and mixer ;) ). Obviously good beats! Hot boys and fun girls. All sizes and colours of friendly people. No dancefloor but lots of good socializing. This night could be around for a while.

Other places have seen renovations and, while not necessarily testing musical boundaries, are attracting crowds… Byzantium, The Looking Glass and George’s Play have all “upgraded” in the last few months.

Shouts out to those trying something different… THANK YOU! And good luck :p .
 

torontobarfly

TRIBE Member
i think you're seeing a trend where people would rather have some smaller clubs with diverse atmosphere's than a couple of big venues with the same old.....i think that's why boys life at orange room died and more and more smaller clubs are opening up and thriving.....
 

Skipper

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by torontobarfly
i think you're seeing a trend where people would rather have some smaller clubs with diverse atmosphere's than a couple of big venues with the same old.....i think that's why boys life at orange room died and more and more smaller clubs are opening up and thriving.....

but I also think the orange room nights could not replicate what people were used to at IT. It's in the middle of a straight club, and way far out of the village...

I remember Sundays at IT, then Fridays, and I never thought the orange room would be able to carry the momentum of those nights.
 

Interchange

TRIBE Promoter
I play at foxy's & cyotes formely pope joan on fridays downstairs i play house/classics detroit techno ect..

most of the people stay on the top floor for the ragge shit, but slowly a nice dancing crowd is starting to appear downstairs
 

Lysistrata

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by mrs peacock
I play at foxy's & cyotes formely pope joan on fridays downstairs i play house/classics detroit techno ect..

most of the people stay on the top floor for the ragge shit, but slowly a nice dancing crowd is starting to appear downstairs

Right across the street from me! I need to go some night. Maybe next Saturday. Sarah, you should come.
 
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torontobarfly

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by mrs peacock
I play at foxy's & cyotes formely pope joan on fridays downstairs i play house/classics detroit techno ect..

most of the people stay on the top floor for the ragge shit, but slowly a nice dancing crowd is starting to appear downstairs

is it still moslty a female crowd or is it more mixed??
 

Deko-ze

TRIBE Member
If you're up for a fun night, at a cool hip lounge, with deee-lish martinis and hotties galore, come check out Lub Lounge. I've started playing there on Thursday nights and am really enjoying the vibe there. Fridays and Saturdays with Control Top and the Fiendish Crew are also rockin'!

I will also be spinning with djs Jamal and Neill McLeod this Sunday morning at 5ive for "Morning Glow". If you like 'em young, fresh & new, also check out their College night on Wednesdays.

If you're looking for a great place to eat or just somewhere to chill, I highly recommend Hair of the Dog.

Zelda's is always a great time and the patio at Wild Oscar's is always a sweet place to perch yourself in the summer.

For you kinky ones out there (or if you're a little curious), I will also be starting a new night at Zone called "Sleaze". Watch out for details.


Officer Deko-ze

PS. I also hear some amusing things take place at St Marc's Spa!! ;)
 

Skipper

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Lysistrata
Right across the street from me! I need to go some night. Maybe next Saturday. Sarah, you should come.

Me Sarah?
Sure, I'll come. I have to meet mrs peacock one of these days anyways :)
 

Interchange

TRIBE Promoter
i play on friday nights. i will post to let you know if i will be there this friday night.

the crowd is still mainly lesbians but there is a still a pretty big crew of gay men/ straight and a few drag queens.

Here is the website for the night www.girltoronto.com
 
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Lysistrata

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ooo, neither this friday nor next are good for me. I have to go at some point, Ms Peacock, if you play house and techno, as I'm always bitching about the lesbians and the hip hop!

Is St Marcs the one by the Pizza Pizza?
 

torontobarfly

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Lysistrata
ooo, neither this friday nor next are good for me. I have to go at some point, Ms Peacock, if you play house and techno, as I'm always bitching about the lesbians and the hip hop!

Is St Marcs the one by the Pizza Pizza?


no, st. marcs is near the liquor store at yonge and wellesley...the one near pizza pizza is the cellar i think..........momma says to stay away from such places:p
 

torontobarfly

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by mrs peacock
i play on friday nights. i will post to let you know if i will be there this friday night.

the crowd is still mainly lesbians but there is a still a pretty big crew of gay men/ straight and a few drag queens.

Here is the website for the night www.girltoronto.com


well maybe some friday night dorianne can be my escort for a visit....after all we both live crawling distance away:D
 

Lysistrata

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I would love to! As I said, neither this Friday nor next are good, but definitely, let's make it a date for the near future, barfly and Skips!

And yes, I was posting from my new job. I guess you missed hte memo--the new job is TERRIBLE, basically cause the boss man has a hardcore case of OCD. And there's only 3 of us including him in the office all day, so I can't even avoid him. He gave me a deck to photocopy the other day, must've been at least 70 pages, but he won't le me EVER use the automatic feed because "sometimes the copy comes out crooked." He spent ten minutes EACH on 2 separate occasions telling me how to make coffee, and there's a specific place on his desk where I have to put his coffee when I bring it to him. Bah, I could go on, and no one cares, especially not here, but yeah, I'm still posting--and still job hunting.
 
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Interchange

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well i will be playing there tonight. next week i won't be but the week after i should.
make sure you come up and say hi to me :D
 

craig anderson

TRIBE Member
As part of the "Fiendish Crew", playing at Lub for the past 5 Saturdays has been a pleasure. Myself and Travis-James have been layin' the beats down for a packed house every week! Expect more of the vocal house thing from Travis, while I lean more towards the tribal funky prog side of things.

Great space and wicked crowd, an apparently the martinis are pretty good as well!!!

Come down, check the place out, have some drinks and enjoy!

Deko-ze...sounds like Thursdays will be a big hit as well!!
Congrats Brother!
 

torontobarfly

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by craig anderson
As part of the "Fiendish Crew", playing at Lub for the past 5 Saturdays has been a pleasure. Myself and Travis-James have been layin' the beats down for a packed house every week! Expect more of the vocal house thing from Travis, while I lean more towards the tribal funky prog side of things.

Great space and wicked crowd, an apparently the martinis are pretty good as well!!!

Come down, check the place out, have some drinks and enjoy!

Deko-ze...sounds like Thursdays will be a big hit as well!!
Congrats Brother!

so what's the 411(i feel young if i talk like this)on lub...

- how many levels
- whats capacity
- what kind of crowd
- how early does it line up
- is there a cover
- yada,yada,yada...

thanks:)
 

craig anderson

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by torontobarfly
so what's the 411(i feel young if i talk like this)on lub...

- how many levels
- whats capacity
- what kind of crowd
- how early does it line up
- is there a cover
- yada,yada,yada...

thanks:)

Well...

it's 2 levels, kind of long and norrow, not exactly what the capacity is, very funky/stylish crowd mid 20's and up, it honestly starts to line up at around 1030 to 11, no cover at all,

Very funky nice looking place, 2nd level has a fireplace with a flatscreen over top, and the sound is actually really good given the size of the place!!

The staff are very friendly as well which is a big plus!
 
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Skipper

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Lysistrata
OK, I'm calling for a Foxy's and Coyotes outing on Friday the 27th. Sarah, Craig, you guys in?

C'est possible - that's Paul's birthday, so I don't know what we're doing. ;)
 

Lysistrata

Well-Known TRIBEr
Oh my, hanging with the lesbos doesn't seemthe appropriate thing to do for his birthday at all! WEll, except, they'd probably loooove to talk to him about cars. ;)

OK, I won't go inviting any peoples, we'll try to do it the week after or sumating lik dat.
 
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