Former Toronto Venue the Hoxton Demolished

The 69 Bathurst Street nightclub was one of the most popular places in the city for electronic music performances from 2010 to 2017

Photos via @theflyervault on Instagram

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 4, 2024

From 2010 up until its closure in January of 2017, the Hoxton was a favourite spot for electronic music performances in Toronto. Like so many other relics of the city's former glory, what was once the Embrace co-owned venue at 69 Bathurst Street has now been demolished.

As noted by @theflyervault on Instagram, who captured some final photos of the club's iconic entranceway, Metrolinx was behind the demolition. The company will be building the King-Bathurst subway station at the location as part of its TTC expansion plans.

According to @theflyervault, all of the brickwork — which probably could have been repurposed for the station under the practice of facadism, which maintains the architectural design of the fronts of old buildings — has been knocked down.

In addition to the wide array of electronic music performers the Hoxton hosted, including the likes of Skrillex, Kaytranada, RL Grime, Flume and Zedd, the venue also booked a variety of touring bands and rappers during its six-year tenure. 

Run the Jewels, the Internet, Vic Mensa, BADBADNOTGOOD, Keys N Krates, Two Door Cinema Club and Metric are just a few of the acts that performed there, with @theflyervault memorializing the Hoxton as "a building where memories were built."

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