We have been very blessed in recent times... but aren't we always to some extent? Not trying to be a devil's advocate, just saying that I love living in TO because we always have good acts coming around.
I have always heard dj's say great things about Toronto gigs and how killer the crowd is and it tends to come off as being very genuine vs saying it for the sake of saying it.
no. unfortunately even with the talent of many locals there are currently zero (correct me if i'm wrong) local house djs that on their own will draw/or are drawing half what a well known out-of-towner will.
a question for you daomegirl. do you know who plays at Quartier Latin on Saturday nights? I was there last weekend and LOVED the bar and deeeeeep house the dj was playing. unfortunately i wasn't feeling well and was unable to make it to salon daome that night.
the guys at mix signal throw parties with locals such as nick holder, dino & terry, jason urlich, adam khan, etc. and they tend to have a full house, but they are afterhours venues and are not consistent weekly