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Address: 11 Polson St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1A4, Canada (Formerly Sound Academy)
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Still young enough for Sting...too old for Rebel

First and last visit, even though sound was terrific. Be prepared to stand for entire show unless you are willing to spend $200+ for bottle service. Sight lines... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
bernsteinsales
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and last visit, even though sound was terrific. Be prepared to stand for entire show unless you are willing to spend $200+ for bottle service. Sight lines terrible. Probably a decent spot for dancing. We'd have to go back to find out. Not going to happen. We'll look for Sting again at Massey Hall or any other venue with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with the venue. Parking is a big problem but other than that is good. Heat was on in the outer corridor to combat the Canadian chill. Entry was problem free. Corona $8.50, not bad, from scantily clad bar staff. No real seating but the small venue setting has good sound.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Out of my group of friends, three of us had phones and/or wallets stolen while in this club in the past 3 months. Security is no help at all, they just shrug their shoulders....It is not right that people sneak up by you, open up your purse and take your things...My phone was taken right out of my bag last... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Ripped off for New Years Eve. Clearly sold more tickets than capacity to make a lot of profit. As a result they didn't allow a lot of people in

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

First time at rebel to see DVBBS, my fav DJ's... seen them many times at many great venues with such amazing staff... but rebel was the first place I've ever felt uncomfortable. The amount of people in the building was absolutely ridiculous and at times a little frightening. I walked in and was rudely yelled at that coat check has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Rebel on Sat. Dec.10. We registered to the guestlist prior to going. Upon getting there at 10 we were first in line, very little wait time, which was awesome as it was quite cold out. Staff were AMAZING! Very helpful, polite and genuine. Got into the club and was awed by the decor, lighting,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The staff were friendly and helpful. The lights and sound were amazing. Ladies were free before midnight and men were $30, or $25 early admission.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've been twice since they re-opened. The main floor is awesome! The centre floor is set-up perfectly for sound from a DJ or band. The bands I saw had the place dancing like crazy! The lounge area had nice booths and lots of poles. The several bars are well stocked and I didn't have long wait times. The second time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

First time back after the reno, looks great sound even better. Seems smaller but part of the floor was blocked off, guess it is not done. Awesome to stand outside between sets and enjoy the view. I thought smoking and Vaping where banned from patios , at least the Lake breeze blew it away. New look is great sound system... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

i had the most terrible time at sound academy. i had purchased 2 tickets for the floor both 104 for my boyfriends birthday. upon arrival we were promptly directed to the right section. once we were in the booth ,one of the two groups who were already settled in the booth ( and quite drunk) decided they did not like... More 

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