Update: CBC has confirmed that Dragons' Den newbie Michael Wekerle is the buyer of the El Mo. CBC has described him as "a rock star in the world of Canadian finance" and appears to self identify as "Mick Jagger meets Warren Buffett." Wekerle has a long history of donating "millions" to charities and arts organizations, so sustaining the venue might be in his plans. Light of Day plans to officially reveal the new owner's name at their benefit concert at the El Mo tonight.
"No-one bought it," said co-owner Sam Grosso in a text message last week, without divulging any additional information. "I want to keep it in Toronto," he said.
Update 2:50pm: Live Nation has just tweeted that a Prince show is not happening at Massey Hall.
Naturally (heh) imaginative costumes were out in full force. It was easy to forget the cruel environment outside (you can't convince me that was real snow) thanks to Pegzilla, Produzentin Proddy, Mary Messhausen, and Buzz Huneedew, who've been hosting Hotnuts parties for almost 10 years, bringing to Toronto some of the best queer artists from all over the world including Nomi Ruiz, Christeene, and Hard Ton.
Check out our gallery for 35 of Toronto's best Halloween costumes from 2014
Fortunately, Mansion's Terror Vision party offered an immersive night of dance music that allowed us to forget about the coming onslaught of winter, packing 99 Sudbury with a combination of local talent complimented by Jus-Ed and DJ EZ, two veteran dance music producers from different corners of the globe.