Toi bar 577a College, 416-915-1571 Rating: NNNNN
VIBE A brand new lounge up a narrow staircase in the middle of the College strip. Look for more of an underground focus than at many of its neighbours, with techno on Fridays and modern disco Saturdays, along with more mainstream nights during the week. Toi is the size of a small lounge but feels more clubby than you'd expect.
PAST LIVES Its last two incarnations were both called Liquids Lounge but had different owners and different vibes. Toi is less upscale than the most recent Liquids but not as raw as the original, and it's geared to dancing more than either.
VALUE There's no cover unless there's a special big-name guest (and there will be occasionally), and there's a do-it-yourself coat check. (Feel free to tip yourself generously.) An imported beer will run you $6.50, but there are generally drink specials earlier in the evening.
CAN YOU DANCE? For a place that probably can't hold much more than 100 bodies, the sound system is pretty kicking and crisp, and the small floor space isn't crowded with tables and chairs, so expect some sweating and ass-shaking.