Published Jul 21, 2014Experimental music has a new home in Toronto, as production pair Man Finds Fire are launching a new venue in Geary Lane.
The building at 360 Geary Ave. in Toronto was previously a film studio and rehearsal space, but it's now being turned into a live venue. A press release calls it "an outlet for the fringe, avant-pop and experimental music community." This remodel has been in the vein of iconic Brooklyn venue 285 Kent.
The project was spearheaded by Man Finds Fire's Jason Pollard and Justin Adam, both formerly of the Drake Hotel. Upcoming shows include Sir Richard Bishop and Black Walls, plus programming with music series Wavelength and promotion group Burn Down the Capital.
There have already been shows at the venue, but there will be a proper opening party on July 26, when Man Finds Fire host a multi-level barbecue with access to the scenic rooftop patio. The party will feature performances from Bile Sister, Mimico and A K U A, plus an art installation from Petra Glynt.