W4W Toronto

Club and Event Previews and Reviews

The Ultra Re-invention

The Toronto nightclub tries something new.

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Beirut-born Charles Khabouth is not subtle about the newly re-invented ULTRA. The CEO of Toronto-based Ink has done it again with the recently reopened restaurant by day, and nightclub after dark.

The new ULTRA, designed by Toronto’s Munge Leung, has a dark, hellish and somewhat crazed vibe with black and red as the dominant colors, and gigantic images of imposing roosters loom over 400 plus diners or clubbers.  Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage created the threatening bird pictures. Partners Alessandro Munge and Sai Leung were also in charge of the award-winning design of the original ULTRA five years ago.

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Khabouth’s Ink is engaged in a range of prominent hospitality venues, including the Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa in Toronto (club) and The Beatles Revolution Lounge in the Mirage in Las Vegas.

European sports menswear Dirk Bikkembergs Fashion show at Ultra March 19th, 2009

More info here.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Clubs, Eateries, fashion, Fashion Design, Restaurant, Reviews, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is Where W4W Toronto Will Be on NYE 09…

JOIN US!  GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT NOW!

ATMOSPHERE: Upscale
LAYOUT: Large, Lavish, Entertainment Complex – 41,000 square feet
AGE GROUP: 23 +
ATTIRE: Dress to Impress

ADDRESS: 15 Saskatchewan Road , Toronto

W4W Toronto loves Muzik Nightclub!

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, fashion, Night club, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feel like partying on Xmas Eve (tonight)?

The ladies of W4W Toronto have just the party for you…

Music: House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock,
Cover: GUEST LIST ONLY (tell them W4W Toronto sent you)
Dress Code: FASHIONABLE ATTIRE
Notes: @ LOBBY – 192 BLOOR STREET WEST, TORONTO ARRIVE BEFORE 11:30PM

Wednesday
Dec. 17, 2008

Wednesday
Dec. 10, 2008

Ed Hardy Icing Launch Party
Dec. 3, 2008

Wednesday
Nov. 26, 2008

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, fashion, Restaurant, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boxing Day with LITTLE LOUIE VEGA in Toronto!

Dancing Shoes only! Eat a huge Christmas dinner because you’ll be dancing it off the very next day!

Location: MARO – 135 Liberty Street, Toronto
Atmosphere: Upscale & Stylish
Attire: Casual Chic: fashionable attire is required.

Garage 416 in association with Uniq Lifestyle, Mystery, Milk. & Boogie Inc. present:

BOXING DAY – LITTLE LOUIE VEGA!!!

Born in the Bronx, “Little Louie Vega” is the Miles Davis of dance music.  During his nearly two-decade long career, Vega has crafted some of the most ground-breaking singles in dance music history – The “Nervous” Track, “It’s Alright”, “I Feel It”, “Beautiful People” & “I Get Lifted”. Don’t miss this opportunity so see Louie Vega at one of his rare appearances in Toronto.

Louie Vega (NYC)
+ dj’s:
Rude Jude
Felix & Gani
Marko Bongo (on drums)

Reserve a booth by calling: 416.361.1880 Ext. 233

Doors @ 10pm / 19+

Tickets here

To get on the GARAGE 416 “$15 before 11:30” guest list email them with your first & last name.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Legend…VIP….Afterparty – Fri Nov 28th, 2008

Join W4W Toronto at the Guvernment’s “D’Luxe” lounge for the official John Legend afterparty.  Mr. Legend will be there schmoozing the crowd and he may even sing a song or two.  RSVP was limited to the first 20 people reading our blog and responding.  They are in, and you’re not.

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Time and Place
Start Time:
Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 3:00am
Location:
THE GUVERNMENT – D’Luxe (aka the Drink)
Street:
132 QUEENS QUAY EAST

UPDATE: Post party pics:

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CRYSTAL 09 NEW YEARS EVE AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

NEW YEAR’S EVE FALLS ON A WEDNESDAY THIS YEAR AND IT’S
TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR PARTY DESTINATION…

Guaranteed to be a unique New Year’s experience. Plan ahead, plan early, and purchase
your
Royal Ontario Museum New Years tickets ASAP to ensure entry.  This party promises
to have a more mature, “sophisticated”, and stylish party crowd.  It will be where the
Rockwood Monday’s, Lobby Wednesday’s, Ultra Friday’s, and This is London Saturday’s
crowd go to ring in their New Year.
This event will sell out, as will many of the NY Eve parties W4W Toronto will recommend.
Don’t be a last minute girl and then get stuck partying with the lackluster bar crowds.  They
don’t know how to dress, or dance and you’ll bring in the New Year with some schlep talking
your ear off.

Music: Classics, House, R&B

November 17, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join NAM Models and Ultra Supper Club for the Launch of Quantum Of Solace – Nov 14th, 2008

Quantum Of Solace @ Ultra Supper Club

Put on your version of a tuxedo, and stilettos boots and Join ULTRA SUPPERCLUB and

NAM Models for the launch of the new 007 film, Quantum of Solace.  Enter to win a

trip to Britain at www.ultrasupperclub.com/bond

Nam Models

RSVP

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Pics in Muzik Nightclub’s VIP – Nov 1, 2008

Yes the party was a day after Halloween ended, but who cares?  Halloween at Muzik is a party for the grown and sexy. Thousands of people in costume, dancing and having a good time can’t be beat.  W4W Toronto was there, and here are some of our favorites. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/msjag

November 3, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, Reviews, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fashion Cares Now Coincides With Halloween

Fashion sCares, the Halloween Edition 2008.

The 22nd annual gala (in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto) Fashion Cares, aptly called Fashion sCares is set for Saturday, November 1, 2008.  It will be a Halloween-themed extravaganza “imagine Haute Couture meets Halloween meets Paris is Burning and you’ve got an idea of where we’re going,” says Michael King, the 2008 Chair.

Fashion Cares is a mecca for the cross-dressing, ambi-sexual, freakazoid.  To be a straight married person in this context, one would wonder if you somehow go yourselves lost.

This years show promises a marked difference from the one that took place in May 2008 at the ill-equipped Distillery District, and left many in attendance dissatisfied, chilly, and confused.

The event returns to the Metro Convention Centre and the $125.00/person tickets can be obtained here.

  • Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction starting at 8PM
  • Show (Starts at 10PM)
  • After Party at Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Access to the After Party at Circa at a discounted rate

Fashion sCares After Party at Circa

Update:  PARTY PICTURES and VIDEO1, VIDEO2

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October 29, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Official Madonna Afterparty at TIL – Sat Oct 18th, 2008

This is London (TIL)

Madonna’s DJ , DJ Enferno will be spinning.  They have also confirmed that Madonna’s dancers will be there to start the party off right and quickly!  Get on the guestlist and bypass the cover/waiting in line.  Get there early, because the guestlist ends at 11:30pm. A strict dress code is in effect.

Email to get on the guestlist here.

Madonna's DJ - DJ Enferno

The Sticky and Sweet tour, follows Madonna’s latest album entitled Hard Candy.  She plays Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on October 18.  BEST BET: Go down to the Air Canada Centre 5 minutes after the show starts and buy tickets from desperate scalpers.  Buying “Section: CFLR” for less than $325/ticket is a deal!  The tickets are pretty much worthless to the scalper once she gets on stage anyway.

This is London is a 16,000 square foot venue divided between a main floor and a mezzanine. Set in a renovated warehouse in Toronto’s Entertainment district.  Its multilevel design features several bars, VIP lounges, a seasonal outside courtyard, a fabulous ladies SPA type washroom, and the ultra cool VIP “Room 364”.  On Saturdays it’s a party spot that is definitely not for little kids.

October 17, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ultra – Fri Sept 12, 2008 Event Review

This was supposed to be a party hosted by Lindsay Lohan while her very talented girlfriend, Samantha Ronson DJ’ed.  Samantha showed up and ran a very hyped set for the last hour or so that Ultra remained open while Lindsay we discovered, stayed in a corner and texted on her celly.  Only those in the very front row who craned their necks got to peep her.

Ultra charged everyone $25.00 – $30.00 at the door regardless of whose guestlist you were on, and even if you arrived there at 9:00pm.

Lesson learned: Beware of the hype!  Here is the video.

September 14, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

W4W Toronto’s exclusive new *hawt* POLE DANCING group

Email Ms. JAG to get in on W4W Toronto’s exclusive new *hawt* POLE DANCING group starting in November 2008!  Conducted by W4WT’s #1 Chica, learn all these moves and more.

August 8, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, Night club, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews, W4WT Links | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ultra – Tribute to Prince Party – May 9th, 2008

314 Queen Street
http://www.ultrasupperclub.com

Ultra is still happening in a big way. Not only the the place still gorgeous to be in, promoters are working with Facebook and Myspace to keep this venue fresh enough to keep the crowds coming.

This event involved a “PurpleElectricity Party” tribute to Prince releasing his first album 30 years ago. That album was called “For You” and was released on April 7, 1978, two months shy of his 20th birthday. The most memorable single off the album was “Soft and Wet”. Thankfully, DJ Doctor Baggie, and Chris LaRoque didn’t play many tunes off this debut album in the first half of the night. The projector screen of rare Prince images was a nice touch, as was the purple glow of lights.

The warm up music prior to the main event was fabulous. A whole slew of tunes I had forgotten existed. Music I was only old enough to rollerskate to from the Mary Jane Girls “Candyman” and “In My House” ” and Chaka Khan’s “I Think I Love You”. Then there was an awesome 15 minutes of Madonna with “Lucky Star” “Borderline” “Get into the Groove” and “Holiday”. Every now and then the DJ’s would throw in some Prince sound teasers, but switch back, making your adrenalin flow in a good way. I absolutely adored the vocal house set that then turned into garage house. I give kudos to the DJ’s for really knowing how to move a crowd.

The time for Prince-a-mania had arrived and the set was started off with “When Doves Cry”. By now it was almost one o’clock and we had to get going to another undisclosed venue. I am sure we missed out on some great Prince remixes, but hey…we had a great time at the other venue too.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 9 People – 71/2 Ambiance – 8 Love factor – 8

May 13, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rockwood Nightclub – Feb 4th, 2008

31 Mercer Street

www.rockwoodclub.com

We actually attended Rockwood when they first opened in mid 2006 (read our Oct 18th, 2006 review) and had partied there several times enjoying the newness and otherness of the rich decor, lovely beats, and so forth.

A recent “Martini Monday” night visit has made us wonder what the hell happened? Martini Mondays are now called MashUp Mondays, and feature hip-hop, rock, r&b, all mixed together. Promoted by Kleenmedia, but attended by a “mashup” of people.

Not the vibe we know and like. Just over a year later, and the place looks run down. Mind you I haven’t been back in town long enough to actually know if the last 4 months were really “happening”, but from all accounts the first floor “Rock” has never actually opened to the general dance public, the second floor “Wood” is the only place the party stays, and the roof-top is for smokers who like to roast by heat lamps.

Officially, Rockwood features 3 weekly events: “Mashup Mondays”, “The Ritual” Fridays, and “I Love Saturdays”. The crowd is supposed to be 21+ mature, and stylish. Stylish perhaps, mature not. Too many young model types here who are possibly just barely of age to get into a club, and dudes old enough to be their father’s out past their bed time in Christian Audigier T Shirts.

I remember JoJo Flores turning this place out at least twice last year. Oh the memories. Rockwood as a venue needs some new life injected into it and fast, because it is stale already, and I hear the hotspot Atelier has taken up the slack.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 7 People – 4 Ambiance – 4 Love factor – 4

February 5, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cheval – Feb 3rd, 2008

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606 King St West

www.chevalbar.com

The party happens later in the night. I mean for God’s sake it is a Sunday night, but the crowd still gets there after midnight. Don’t these people have jobs to go to in the morning? I work three or four nights a week so I didn’t have anywhere to go on Monday morning. Alas as we all know for some individuals going to places like Cheval is their job. Hence the shady looking characters who were being let in through the side door and therefore avoiding paying to get in.

I must say I adore Cheval’s small club ambiance. It is a small and narrow space, but it feels cozy, and warm, and happy, and squishy all at the same time. The DJ really knew how to rock a crowd with his selection of beats. Even the 40’ish blokes who looked sorely out of place and were trying to get our attention, could not ruin the loving vibe of this particular night at Cheval. The crowded room was definitely there to have a good time.  The main VIP area at the back of the club is big enough to accommodate  at least 20 – 30 people in total, but it is shared with other VIP’ers.  Bottle service is a two bottle minimum per table.  We preferred to see and be seen near one of the smaller VIP booths across from the DJ booth.

This was our second time out to Cheval in a year, and the place was just as good as the first time. We have a winner in this club. Now if they would only read our interview and let us in the side door with the “others”.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 9 People – 71/2 Ambiance – 81/2 Love factor – 8

February 4, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment