Toronto, October 3, 2016 – Charles Khabouth’s highly anticipated successor to Guvernment finally launched this weekend. The Las Vegas style mega-club REBEL (previously Sound Academy) threw a massive launch party on Saturday night, establishing a new industry standard for nightlife experience in Toronto. After almost a full year and $10 million in renovations, REBEL is a versatile event space that functions as a state-of-the-art live concert venue, as well as corporate event space, with the ability to offer day-to-night entertainment in conjunction with INK Entertainment’s urban oasis, Cabana Pool Bar.
“REBEL is a truly distinctive and transformative nightlife destination, offering guests access into the extraordinary, the unique and the unparalleled. [We’re] introducing a new extravagant entertainment space with unexpected and dramatic elements of intrigue and opulence that have yet to be seen in a nightclub setting in Canada.” – Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment.
The 45,000 square foot space was designed by Studio Munge, houses four distinct spaces each diverse in atmosphere, music and vibe. The black and gold colour scheme is complimented using high-gloss contemporary surfaces, animal and plant patterns, and subversive graphics. To transport guests into an innovative, multimedia universe, REBEL uses production elements such as theatrical lighting effects, video production, and experiential storytelling, all choreographed to evolve throughout the night.
Khabouth has reached out to Montreal-based production company Black Mohawk for artistic direction and execution of special entertainment performances. The main room boasts a dramatic 65-foot stage with an expansive installation of LED video walls, and as well as a grand terrace overlooking Lake Ontario with dramatic views of the city. The mezzanine hosts a pièce de résistance – a grand central bar with a striking light installation hung above, with lush V.I.P. booths that offer unobstructed views of the main stage.
Guests will have the option to sign up for insider information, news and announcements at therebelcomplex.com.
Photos: Visual Bass Photography