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Sound Academy to be reinvented as new nightclub

It's still a few days before the Guvernment's massive closing weekend drenches Queen's Quay in vodka sodas for one final time, but it looks like we already know who will take up the mantle of Party Central on the Harbourfront. That would be the Sound Academy, which is set to be completely overhauled from its current state as a part music venue/part club into a full-on nightlife destination.

Toronto nightclub czar Charles Khabouth, who owns the nightclub under his INK Entertainment banner, told Vice that he envisions the music venue will be part of "the next generation of clubbing. That means everything ― the layout, the sound and lighting, technology and the overall comfort."

Until now, INK had made no indication they'd be changing anything at Sound Academy to compensate for the Guv's closure - it was apparently rock band Interpol who spilled the beans, announcing via their website that an upcoming Sound Academy show would be moved due to the club's closure. There's no timeline yet on when the venue will close or reopen, but Khabouth's promising some big changes - and if they'll be replacing the venue's much-maligned sound system, it can't be all bad, can it?

Photo by Brian Morton.


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