LEVACK BLOCK 88 Ossington, 416-916-0571 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A brand new event space staking out its turf on this happening strip of Ossington. The front room has an art deco pub feel, while the larger back room is stripped down and minimal, accented with big, glowing neon symbols. The booking policy isn’t genre-specific, so expect a variety of sounds depending on the night.
PAST LIVES Formerly a karaoke bar, a bakery and a kitchen cabinet store, but it bears little resemblance to any of its past incarnations.
CAN YOU DANCE? There’s not a lot of floor space in the front room, but the back room has plenty of acreage for ass-shaking.
VALUE A domestic beer runs you $4.25 and a pint of premium domestic $5.50. Ordinarily there’s no cover, but if there’s a special event in the back room you might encounter a small one, depending on the booking.