The Guvernment Entertainment Complex to Close January 2015

Armin Van Buuren at The Guvernment
Armin Van Buuren at The Guvernment

By Lori Bosworth

If you are a music lover, you’ve probably seen at least one concert at The Guvernment and Koolhaus Entertainment Complex, one of Toronto’s hottest entertainment venues since 1996. The owner, INK Entertainment, announced today that The Guvernment will close on January 31, 2015.

“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,” says Charles Khabouth, Founder and CEO of INK Entertainment.

Armin Van Buuren at The Guvernment
Armin Van Buuren at The Guvernment

NightGuide Magazine rated The Guvernment the number one nightclub in the world. The Guvernment and its encompassing venues, Koolhaus, Haven, The Gallery, Surface, Chroma and the spectacular rooftop patio, Skybar, have hosted thousands of weekend revelers during its history.

Some of the events hosted at The Guvernment include Freedom, Decadence, Thriller and Labour of Love while The Koolhaus has hosted The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Coldplay and Kings of Leon. Electronic music artists Tiesto, Avicii, Deadmau5, David Guetta and Armin Van Buuren have performed in the Main Room.

The Sound Academy and Tattoo Queen West will host all of INK Entertainment’s key talent, concerts, shows and events.

A number of parties are planned two or three weeks before the closing, which will be attended by past performers, DJs, promoters and fans of the club.

Regarding the final parties, Khabouth says, “You know us, and you know what we do…we’re not going to go out on anything other than a massive bang.”