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Circa, Toronto, Ontario

26 John Street
Toronto , Ontario
Canada M5V 2E3
Tel: 416 979 9346's insider take:

New York club king Peter Gatien came straight back to his hometown of Toronto when he was kicked out of the United States after drug charges and tax evasion, but his tail is definitely not between his legs. His latest superclub—a 55,000-square-foot monster called Circa—may be the biggest, boldest nighttime playground going. Art installations, mannequins in fetish wear, and even a Kidrobot toy boutique all play a part in a Friday event called Randomland—"a party that is art." If that stuff doesn't get your attention, the pounding bass generated by the main room's 35-speaker sound system surely will. The crowd is clubby, and patrons tend to wear clothes that advertise the fact that they have a gym membership. An indoor holding pen keeps the line off the street and moving, a welcome state of affairs on cold winter nights.

Open Fridays and Saturdays 10 pm to 4 am.

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