Sunday, May 3, 2009
Club Report: The Guvernment (Toronto)
If you're ever in the GTA, make sure you stay in the ETD.
If you're ever in the Greater Toronto Area, make sure to book a hotel in the Entertainment District. This is the near west side of downtown Toronto where all the clubs are located. Things just didn't work out for me during my Thursday night visit to Toronto though. I had hoped to visit The Guvernment, the massive nightclub complex featuring House in the main room. This is consistently voted one of the world's top Dance clubs. Unfortunately it was still winter up there and they are not open on Thursdays just yet. Many venues are still Friday-Saturday only. It was also a cold, rainy night which did not lend itself to club searching. And I wasn't going to drive out to Body English in suburban Mississauga, not with Ontario's new .04 to .08 alcohol-driving standards. So it was a good night to stay in and watch the CBC, CTV, The Sports Network (Canada's ESPN) and The Weather Network (Canada's Weather Channel). Some other time!
Back in Orlando, we're back to that slow period where the Spring Break and Easter tourists are gone and the summer tourists are a month away. At The Groove, I'm told 80's Night was dead and Friday night so empty that they didn't even open the uppper level. Last night did get crowded later in the evening and DJ AJ played quite a few older and current Dance hits both before 11pm and after 1am. Latin Quarter was nowhere as crowded as it often gets on Saturdays however DJ Leony played a House set around 11:30pm. The Black Eyed Peas' new electro-hop dance hit Boom Boom Pow (featuring Fergie) was played at both clubs. PICTURED: CN Tower & a restaurant I thought had a cool name.