Khabouth-backed UNIUN club replaces Devil's Martini
Charles Khabouth, Toronto's very own maven of real estate and nightlife, is at it again with his new club, Uniun. Slated to open November 10, Uniun will take over the space that previously housed classic clubbing go-to The Devil's Martini. The large space has given Khabouth lots of room to play with (16,000 square feet of it), and as always, the man is upping his own personal ante.
You can expect an LED-light installation that will probably not be suitable for borderline epileptics and a "state-of-the-art sound system." As for the aesthetics, Uniun will be building on the '20s factory bones of the space by adding 14-ft bronze metal arches, old-timey chandeliers and wood accents, and a scatter of throwback curiosities ranging from apothecary bottles to crystal spheres.
In a press release, designer Kenny Baird described the intended marriage between ultra-modern technology and the (irresistible to any club designer) industrial appeal of the space itself. Khabouth himself stresses that the club is set to be "the first of its kind" in Toronto to offer "multi-dimensional audio and visual imagery." Don't get too carried away, though; the space is, fundamentally, a dance club, replete with bottle service, and a VIP section with its own bar (lest you be forced to mingle with the plebs).
With a capacity that tops out at a whopping 1,500, LED lighting coating the walls and ceilings, and a downstairs lounge and bar area, Uniun is poised to become yet another Toronto clubbing institution. RIP, Devil's Martini.