Rebel is the re-incarnation of what used to be Sound Academy on Polson Pier by the waterfront. It has generous views of the city's skyline and is home to top international performers on tour.
They've totally revamped the equipment in the huge 45,000 square foot space featuring a crazy 65-foot stage, adding insane visuals on gigantic screens behind the stage, and light features that bounce throughout the club as well as lighting up the ceiling in circles and spirals.
On Saturdays (their weekly dance party hosted by a top line performer) the screens play trippy digital art of various Egyptian-influenced imagery, a masked face, a character with Isis-like wings spinning in slo-mo, or golden lips pouring smoke next to a pixelated butterfly.
I decided to go to Rebel twice, once for a concert and once for one of the Saturdays, and I'm glad I did.
Personally, I'm way more of a concert goer than a club goer, so I hope based on my two experiences you'll know which camp you fall into or find you're happy with both. For the show I attended, the screens played visuals complementing the band's set.
The place is a lot more bare bones when set up for a show. On Rebel Saturdays, the space is filled out with more elements. Performers dance inside glass boxes, painted gold and wearing elaborate costumes on the night I visited.
There are also cage-like seating areas on the main dance floor on Saturday nights, set up with booth-like benches and a little table in the middle with cups ready for a group seeking bottle service to make their headquarters.
As usual with this sort of club, drinks are wildly expensive. For the concert everything came in plastic cups, but my first whiskey and coke ($8.50) on a Saturday is served in a classier cup that isn't glass, but is a lot closer to it visually, and is garnished with a lime wedge.
My second drink comes out rushed and isn't quite consistent with the first, and there's no lime wedge but I grab one from a little tumbler on the bar.
$7.50 beers and $8.50 mixed drinks are nothing compared to the outrageous bottle service. They make a huge deal out of it if that's your thing, a team of girls raising bottles over their heads and waving sparklers in the air.
The range goes from cheaper Bacardi and Bombay Sapphire 750mL bottles to an insane six litres of Ace of Spades champagne for nearly nine grand.
Toronto! Get ready for one big show before the year is done.
Friday, December 22nd, 2017
at Rebel Downtown Toronto
KES THE BAND
This is the announcement youve been waiting for. SOCA OR DIE at REBEL on FRIDAY DECEMBER 22ND. Welcome to FETELAND. Tickets and booth packages go on sale November 14th.
Eric Prydz comes to REBEL on December 29th alongside Pryda Presents label mate Cristoph.
Tickets on sale Friday, September 29th at 10:00AM - bit.ly/EPRebel
Local Support: Giddy
Friday, June 16th, 2017
Toronto's biggest New Year's Eve party is happening at REBEL on Sunday, December 31st. Ring in 2018 at Canada's largest entertainment complex.
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Tickets on sale now - http://bit.ly/REBELNYE18
Bottle Service: https://goo.gl/wQ5T94
Dress code is fashionable attire. We do not permit hats, sandals, boots, athletic wear suc...
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Above & Beyond
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Tickets on sale Thursday, October 26th: bit.ly/2l4Sckb
In January 2018, Above & Beyond will deliver thei...
Black Veil Brides & Asking Alexandria
with Crown the Empire
Monday, February 5
Doors: 5:30pm Show: 6:30pm
This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.
Every order of online tickets comes with one 1 CD of Black Veil Brides' or Asking Alexandria's forthcoming album. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your al...
Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8:30pm This is a LEGAL AGE 19 event. Valid photo ID required. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to War Child to support children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world http://warchildusa.org/homeusa
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM
Artist Presale : Tue, 12 Sep 201...
Rap Season & Live Nation Ontario present
Love Your Parents Tour - A Live Experience by
Thursday February 8, 2018
All-Ages Doors 8pm
$30.00 via Ticketmaster
Tickets on-sale Friday, October 27 at 10AM EST: http://bit.ly/BRCK2
Rap Season presents
with special guests
Wednesday February 28, 2018
All-Ages Doors: 8pm
$33.00 via Ticketmaster
Each ticket includes a code to download new album, "Morning After"
Rap Season Pre-Sale goes down on Thursday, November 9 from 10AM-10PM Keep it locked for the code.
Tickets on-sale Friday, November 10 at 10AM http://bit.ly/dvsn18
Rap Season Presents:
War & Leisure Tour
w/ special guests
Monday March 12, 2018
$45.50 via Ticketmaster
Every online pair of tickets purchased includes one physical or digital copy of Miguels latest album, War & Leisure. You will receive an additional email after your purchase with instructions on how to redeem your album. One album per every pair of tick...
Rap Season presents
with special guests
Wednesday April 04, 2018
$34.50 via Ticketmaster
Each ticket includes a downloadable link for the new
Majid Jordan album "The Space Between"
Rap Season pre-sale kicks off Wednesday October 18 at 12PM until Thursday October 19 at 10PM.
Sign up to our mailer via Rapseason.com to recieve the presale code.