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

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

Lucian Matis Afterparty at Ultra – Oct 24th, 2008

The Rudsak Spring 09 Collection shows first.  Then the afterparty with the talented designer Lucian happens at Ultra.  RSVP the INK promoters to get on Ultra’s guestlist before 6:00pm Friday.

All about Lucian Matis here and here.

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, L’Oréal, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , | 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

TIFF Ultra AfterParty – Wed Sept 10, 2008

One of our options for tonight, but after we go see the film “Valentino” we will be heading to Lobby.

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ultra Katwalk Tuesdays…

The only patio you have to be on every Tuesday night in Toronto.  Presented by

Pictures from the Ed Hardy fashion show June 2008, video here.

W4W TorontoWe are there.

June 24, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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