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Samba School Outside Guvernment Nightclub

The stage raised the stunningly vibrant spectacle so that it was visible from the road.

The stage raised the stunningly vibrant spectacle so that it was visible from the road.

Toronto’s Nightlife

Toronto’s nightclub scene is electric. On evenings all year round, but especially in the summer, the streets downtown are buzzing with activity; people laughing with old friends, or meeting new ones on the way to the hottest nightspot catering to their own particular musical and other tastes.
Diverse Cultures
With so many cultures in Toronto there are night spots to cater to everyone. And with so many in very close proximity to each other as well as in close proximity to a wealth of restaurants, one doesn’t have to restrict oneself to just one choice for the evening. Dinner with the spouse, an evening at the theatre or a musical; all these might be capped off with anything from a relaxed bite at a pub to a night of dancing to the newest beats spun by world class DJs and driven through sound systems so breathtaking they make that at the Opera seem like an old gramophone.
Samba School at the Guvernment
Passing the Guvernment nightclub on my way home from the Harbourfront I was stunned to see what looked like a miniature Brazilian carnival on display for the large group of mainly twenty and thirty somethings headed into the nightclub. Toronto’s nightclub promoters never cease to amaze me with their creativity and inventiveness in keeping the scene fresh for ongoing generations of partygoers. I couldn’t help but stop and take a couple of pictures before going home.

The stage raised the stunningly vibrant spectacle so that it was visible from the road.

The stage raised the stunningly vibrant spectacle so that it was visible from the road.

Toronto’s Nightlife

Toronto’s nightclub scene is electric. On evenings all year round, but especially in the summer, the streets downtown are buzzing with activity; people laughing with old friends, or meeting new ones on the way to the hottest nightspot catering to their own particular musical and other tastes.

Diverse Cultures

With so many cultures in Toronto there are night spots to cater to everyone. And with so many nightspots in very close proximity to each other as well as in close proximity to a wealth of restaurants, one doesn’t have to restrict oneself to just one choice for the evening. Dinner with the spouse, an evening at the theatre or a musical; all these might be capped off with anything from a relaxed bite at a pub to a night of dancing with the newest beats spun by world class DJs and driven through sound systems so breathtaking they make that at the Opera seem like an old gramophone.

Samba School at the Guvernment

Passing the Guvernment nightclub on my way home from the Harbourfront I was stunned to see what looked like a miniature Brazilian carnival on display for the large group of mainly twenty and thirty somethings headed into the nightclub. Toronto’s nightclub promoters never cease to amaze me with their creativity and inventiveness in keeping the scene fresh for ongoing generations of partygoers. I couldn’t help but stop and take a couple of pictures before going home.

At first I though the music was coming from a sound system. Then I saw there was a whole band behind the small stage.

At first I though the music was coming from a sound system. Then I saw there was a whole band behind the small stage.

The dancers radiated enjoyment of the music.

The dancers radiated enjoyment of the music.

A human statue in gilded paint contributed to the atmosphere. The eye could not escape seeing some part of the spectacle wherever one looked.

A human statue in gilded paint contributed to the atmosphere. The eye could not escape seeing some part of the spectacle wherever one looked.

I heard the band leader's whistle before I saw him. At first I thought it was another reveler joining in. But when I saw him there was no doubt that he was the one in control keeping the pounding electricity of the drums in such tight synchronicity

I heard the band leader's whistle before I saw him. At first I thought it was another reveler joining in. But when I saw him there was no doubt that he was the one in control keeping the pounding electricity of the drums in such tight synchronicity

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