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    • Thu Jun 27th @ 7PM
    • The Drake Hotel
    • 19+

    We are bringing back much-needed west-end queer energy to Pride weekend with a Drake Hotel full-building takeover party we're calling JOY!

    Headlining the night is queer royal New York DJ and producer Kim Anh and Toronto's very own Bambii! The rest of the line is made up of TORONTO ALL-STARS! And we'll announce them next week.

    Taking inspiration from the '90s after-hours club of the same name, JOY was unlike anything else in Toronto at the time. A club for Queer folks, not just gay men. It was fashion, it was house music, it was late night, it was social and it was a place that birthed so many Toronto nightlife legends. (more on JOY later...)

    Our version of JOY will be celebrating queer Toronto in a very real way as we take over four different spaces within The Drake, including the Sky Yard, packed with DJs, Queens, Kings, art installations, and some headliners that'll make your gay head spin.

    Make this your pre-or post-village stop if you're heading into the wilds of the east, or make it your home all night long! It's the first night of the weekend, so we'll all be looking FRESH.

    Artwork by Walid.

    Special thanks to JOY founder John Wulff for his blessing on the direction for this party name, look and vibe.