Nightlife and Entertainment in Toronto

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Finding a memorable place to visit to experience the Toronto nightlife during your trip will depend largely on your tastes and interests. Whether or not the "nightlife" includes alcohol for you, you're sure to enjoy at least one of the following:

Lee's Palace and the Dance Cave

Aimed at twenty-somethings and anyone who's young at heart, Lee's Palace at 529 Bloor Street is located in an eclectic building and has been voted the best live band rock and alternative club in Toronto for over a decade. On the second floor of Lee's Palace is the Dance Club, where you can dance the night away Mondays and Thursdays through Saturdays to rock, alternative, punk and ska music played by a disc jockey or live musicians.

On Wednesdays, the Dance Club space turns into a spectacular mid-week concert for Lee's Palace. Everyone who visits the building must be age 19 or older. Alcohol is served at a full bar and fairly inexpensive. You can expect a $4 to $30 cover for Lee's Palace live shows and a $7 cover for the Dance Club on Fridays and Saturdays, although the latter is waived if you show a university student ID. Dress is however you please, but most patrons will wear rock or punk attire.

Reservoir Lounge

If a more relaxed atmosphere is what you need to enjoy a martini, head to the Reservoir Lounge, a celebrity favorite at 52 Wellington Street East. This classy establishment has a grand piano as its centerpiece and nightly swing jazz and jump blues music. You'll be transported to the post-prohibition style of nightclub, as the decor is meant to reflect a classier, sassier time.

There's a full menu of foods, the highlight of which is the Cajun-style dishes, like Southern fries and pizza. Seafood, salads, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes insure that you can enjoy the nightclub with or without alcohol. Drinks average around $10 to $12 and include beer, martinis and fine champagne. On Mondays there's no cover charge, but expect a $5 to $7 cover charge the rest of the week. Dress how you please, but feel free to dress a little fancier.

Toronto Centre for the Arts

Whether you have kids along or not, you're sure to enjoy an evening catching a play hot off the Broadway circuit or an night of live music at the Toronto Centre for the Arts at 5040 Yonge Street in Toronto. The Toronto Centre for the Arts has three separate concert halls and theaters and features a rotating selection of live music, public readings and plays. There are even plays aimed at children, such as the Seussical plays. Expect prices to be between $25 and $80 depending on the date and your preferred seating.



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Fez Batik

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First or the hundreth time in Toronto? This place will always make you happy! It's all you need to look for in fun and classy evening entertainment in the busiest city in Canada. Start out with late afternoon cocktail on the patio and fabulous dinner with  Persian twist from renown chefs that have proven their skills at the Gypsy-Coop oldschool modern eatery and spread out their wings to feed you at the corner of entertainment district with the feel of exotic lands and flavors. Chill on leather sofa with a drink surrounded by colorful carpets and groovy tunes by local and more..

type:Clubs and dancing
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ClosingTime:3 am
tel:416 204-9660
address:129 Peter

Guvernment Complex

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A multi-level club, the Guvernment has some of the hottest concerts and DJ's, visiting from all over the world.

Their website is constantly updated with the newest listings of what to expect while you're in T-O.

type:Clubs and dancing
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tel:1-416-869-0045
url:www.theguvernment.com
address:132 Queens Quay West (near Jarvis)

The Opera House, Toronto

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Located in a bustling section of Queen Street East, east of Downtown Toronto, the Toronto Opera House sits near the corner of Queen and Broadview.

The Opera House hosts numerous concerts year-round and some of Toronto's hottest DJ's are found there.

Easily accessed by frequent service by the Queen 501 & King 504 streetcars.  Exit at Queen & Broadview.  In addition, weekend service is FREQUENT after 2:00am until about 4:00am on 301 Queen Night Streetcar and until 3:00am (approximate) on King 504 Streetcar.

The opera house is not more..

type:Concerts
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tel:416-466-0313 x 2
url:www.theoperahousetoronto.com
address:735 Queen St East (nr Broadview)

Lee's Palace

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Great mid sized venue in the heart of the Bloor West Village

Bands play every night of the week, upstairs is an alternative dance club

 

type:Concerts
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address:529 Bloor St. W.
email:info@leespalace.com
url:www.leespalace.com
tel:416.532.1598
ClosingTime:2:00 a.m.

XS Nightclub

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Looking for a place to party in Toronto Canada, then look no further than XS nightclub in downtown Toronto. This place is for the hip of the hip, as it's the newest nightclub to hit the Toronoto dance scene. This place is really plus and caters to the uber rich. They have private VIP rooms i've never seen so many good looking girls in a nightclub as i have when i was there.

type:Clubs and dancing
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url:www.hotelintoronto.org

Blue Suede Sue's

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Toronto's hottest nightclub is in Mississauga.  Since 1989 the great atmosphere and distrinctive clientele have made Blue Suede Sue's the Hottest Nightclub in Mississauga.

Blue Suede Sue's spins the latest in Top 40's, Hip-Hop, Dance, R&B and more

Check out our website at www.bluesuedesues.ca every week for special events and parties.

type:Clubs and dancing
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ClosingTime:2 AM
tel:905-890-0690
url:www.bluesuedesues.ca
address:75 Watline Ave
email:contactus@bluesuedesues.ca

The Docks

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Toronto's largest dance club

Featuring many theme nights, check their website for event listings.

Throughout the summer the Docks operates a Drive In Movie Theatre, as well as a driving range

type:Clubs and dancing
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address:11 Polson
url:www.thedocks.com
tel:416-461-DOCK

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