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New Instagram account revisits lost Toronto club scene

Local DIY music historian / poster hoarder Daniel Tate has set up one of the most interesting Toronto Instagram accounts we've seen in a long time. The Flyer Vault (@theflyervault) documents Tate's collection of gig flyers spanning all genres from the 1980s to the mid '00s. Tate claims he has over 3,000 to get though.

It's interesting just to trace through venues (and design concepts) long past, but there's a piece of musical nostalgia for everyone here: '90s raves, rap gigs (including Wu Tang's first Toronto show), early Deadmau5 and Jr. Flo appearances, mysterious Sunnyside Pavilion r&b flyers, SARSstock, and a Dan Snaith (Caribou) poster from 2001.

Here are a few of Tate's most noteworthy flyers.



Hard Knock Life Tour. 03.10.99 @ ACC @mastermindlive @redmangilla @duskopoppington @djclue #toronto #hiphop #jayz #acc

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RnB party. 12.22.02 @ Roxy Blu @aliblack75 #rnbparty #torontohistory

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Pleasure Force/Syrous/Renegades I 10.08.94 #rave Thanks to @sxy_marco for the contribution

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The Millenium Rave (pre-flyer) 12.31.99 #cooperation #torontohistory #toronto #rave @djdanmusic @djsneak @djbadboybill

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Roller skating at the Kool Haus! ..back when 2001/02. @the_guvernment @inkentertainment @markoliverofficial

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The Return of Frankie Knuckles (RIP) 06.19.99 @ Industry #legends #frankieknuckles #house #toronto

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Browse many more on The Flyer Vault's Instagram account.


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