Published Nov 01, 2018Toronto punk and metal venue Coalition, located in the city's Kensington Market, has announced plans to close its doors next year.
News of the impending closure arrived today alongside the announcement of a final New Year's Eve party at the venue featuring legendary Guelph thrash metal band Razor, confirming that it would be the last NYE event in the space.
Additional confirmation came from venue manager Matt Black, who wrote on Facebook that the venue will leave its current location at 282 Augusta Ave. in April 2019, adding that "the landlord has refused to sign the lease in favour of more lucrative endeavours."
Black noted that the venue is in search of a new space to call home and that there is "not much we can do except keep on keepin on."
Coalition is the latest in a line of Toronto live music venues, including the Hoxton and the Silver Dollar Room, that have been forced to close or relocate at the behest of new developments or rising rent prices. Other venues in the city have closed in recent years for renovations.