Guvernment/Kool Haus Complex Set to Close in Toronto
Published May 01, 2014After hosting nearly 20 years of concerts, organizers from the Guvernment and Kool Haus Entertainment Complex have announced the Toronto nightlife staple will be shutting its doors this coming January.
A press release from INK Entertainment confirms the impending closure, noting that "after 17 years of innovation, inspiration, and playing host to Toronto's most legendary nightlife events," both the Guvernment and Kool Haus (formerly the Warehouse) venues within the complex will shut down January 31, 2015. Specifics were not given as to why the concert hub is closing.
"It makes me proud to see how far we've come," INK Entertainment founder and CEO Charles Khabouth said in a statement. "The Guvernment is one of my proudest achievements and after such a long-lasting journey with such fond memories, we want to thank all those who made it possible and shared in our successes."
For now, it will be business as usual for the establishment, which opened in 1996 after taking the reins from the RPM Club, with shows and performances running the way they always have through the summer and fall months. A series of "sensational finale events" are being planned for the last few weeks in the spot, though. Details on the performers have not yet been revealed, but organizers expect the talent to be "some of the biggest names to have performed at the club."
Over the years, between the Guvernment and Kool Haus, the complex has hosted the likes of the Rolling Stones, Prince, Bob Dylan, Tiesto, Avicii, Coldplay, David Guetta, deadmau5, Lady Gaga and more.
Despite the upcoming closure of the Guvernment and Kool Haus Entertainment Complex, INK Entertainment will continue to book concerts in Toronto at Sound Academy and Tattoo Queen West.