No one really liked the Sound Academy. It was hard to get to and had bad acoustics considering its size and the calibre of artists it attracted. But Toronto's oft-derided Port Lands-area music venue is no more. On October 1, 2016, it'll be reborn as Rebel (well, REBEL).
Ink Entertainment has been revamping the Sound Academy for nearly a year. Frequent Ink collaborator Studio Munge designed the 45,000 square foot nightclub, which will include four different and distinct spaces. The main room will feature a 65-foot stage and a terrace overlooking the lake.
"REBEL is a truly distinctive and transformative nightlife destination, offering guests access into the extraordinary, the unique and the unparalleled," says INK Entertainment CEO says Charles Khabouth in a news release.
"We look forward to introducing a new luxurious entertainment space with unexpected and dramatic elements of intrigue and opulence that have yet to be seen in a nightclub setting in Canada."
This luxurious entertainment space definitely sounds like a departure from the old Sound Academy.
There's no word yet on the opening party lineup, but Rebel seems more like a nightclub than a bonafide music venue. And if you're curious and eager to see the space on October 1, check out this strangely epic-sounding trailer for it below.
by Amy Grief via blogTO