Published Jun 25, 2020While large-scale Toronto music venue REBEL remains closed amid coronavirus restrictions, the club's owner has announced plans to open a drive-in theatre across the street in the venue's existing parking lot.
In conversation with blogTO, INK Entertainment founder Charles Khabouth detailed plans to build the new 250-car facility on the north side of the Polson Street pier. Construction on the theatre has already begun, marking the birth of the only facility of its kind within city limits.
The site of the theatre will replace REBEL's solitary parking lot, though it remains unclear if the venue will continue to use the space for patrons' cars when it reopens.
"We do have to pivot with the spaces we have and figure something out," Khabouth told blogTO. "We're motivated to keep going. Whether some of it makes financial sense, I don't know, we'll have to wait and see."
So far, the new facility has no firm opening date.