The Sun Can't Compare
The Sun Can't Compare, brings the amazing world of Toronto’s burgeoning underground club scene. Every Friday, expect selections that are uptempo and warm; music that is loungey and clubby in equal measure– inclusive of dancehall, hip hop, boogie, house and all their left-field mutations. As the day turns to night, step into the moon beams. Programmed lovingly by Akash Bansal.
October 6: Juicy
October 13: DJ Musa
October 20: Sarovar
October 27: DJ T
November 3: Khary
November 10: Bendy
November 17: DJ Trustfall
November 24: DJ Miss
December 1: Comer Techo
December 8: Tender Buttons
December 15: Max
December 22: Destiny
Influenced by the culturally rich and diverse sounds of Toronto’s music scene, Dilly’s Dose highlights the city’s best! Every Saturday immerse yourself in a dynamic blend of global club, dancehall, afro house and future beat sounds. Curated by Ace Dillinger.
October 7: Ace Dillinger
October 14: Pogi
November 4: Donny Vega
November 11: Tangerine
November 18: Fanndemm
November 25: Auxy Brown
December 2: MusicbyJayel
December 9: Ace Dillinger
December 16: rareform
December 23: Ace Dillinger
December 30: Oakeve
High Tropics is your daytime escape to experience a steamy summer in the heavens. With a tropical assortment of cocktails from our crafty team and a soundtrack that brings the warmth to you. Every Sunday from 3pm to 7pm.
A!R- An Accumulation of Signs, by Alize Zorlutuna.
Alize Zorlutuna is a queer interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator whose work explores relationships to land, culture and the more-than-human, while thinking through history, ancestral wisdom and healing. Moving between Tkarón:to and Anatolia (present-day Turkey) has informed Alize’s practice, making them attentive to spaces of encounter. Alize enlists poetics and a sensitivity to materials in works that span video, installation, printed matter, performance and sculpture. The body and its sensorial capacities are central to their work.
During their Artist in Residence stay Alize Zorlutuna will develop photo-collage work that responds to the context of Ace Hotel Toronto and the artist’s experience as Artist in residence. This exhibition is a part of our year-long partnership with Images Festival.
About our partner
Images Festival is a platform for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Created in 1987 as the only alternative film festival in Toronto at the time, Images has spent the last 36 years presenting media works that are challenging in their form and content. The festival showcases the intersection of emerging and established practices, and invites open critical dialogue in the film and media arts community around the political histories of moving image production, distribution, exhibition and representation.
Aftertouch, a weekly event hosted at the Ace Hotel Rooftop that's sure to ignite your senses. Curated by the illustrious Mix Chopin, a renowned visionary in the French House scene and featuring some of Toronto’s finest DJs and artists in the genre every Friday! At "Aftertouch," we celebrate the beauty of Funky Basslines and the hypnotic pulse of four-to-the-floor beats, drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of musical traditions that have shaped the Dance genre.
July 21: Mix Chopin
July 28: Mix Chopin
Aug 4: Jim Junior
Aug 11: Hemmingway
Aug 18: Mix Chopin
Aug 25: Maddmon
Sept 1: Arkid
Sept 8: Bobby Love
Sept 15: Will
Sept 22: Will
Sept 22: Mix Chopin
Estrelar Presents: Sound Garden — A residency every Saturday, bringing together established and emerging DJs from our vibrant community. Expect a night filled with classic and modern house, disco, funk & more. Come open minded, the dance floor is calling.
Aug 5: Sahati
Aug 12: MONEYPHONE
Sept 2: Ore (Samplechief)
Sept 9: Sanjeet
Sept 16: Taher
Sept 23: Teoni
Sept 30: Chinelo
On the last Sunday of the month, an artist, DJ or collective makes Evangeline their playground for the night. New Hope is here to push possibility through sound, featuring a novel performance each night and an ever-evolving rotation of Toronto visionaries.
Discover one of Toronto’s musical gems through the passionate singer/songwriter Charmie. Born in Haiti, Charmie began exploring her musical talents at the young age of nine. Her contemporary style of music is a unique fusion of Rhythm & Blues and Pop Soul.
June's New Hope has Slash Need, the electro-punk, industrial and new wave duo making music that all converge on the dance floor as a confrontational, camp and seductive dramaturge.
March features New Ho Queen (NHQ) is a Toronto-based creative collective that focuses on providing spaces of celebration made for queer and trans Asians to dance, be seen, and find love. Through the fusion of art, nightlife, fashion, and performance, NHQ continues to create opportunities to reconnect with one’s own communities while uplifting the queer Asian creatives of the city.
In February, we invite Canadian-American bassist and composer Leighton McKinley Harrell and his quartet to perform Jazz informed and inspired by other genres and sounds by Black artists across the African diaspora.
Better Roses: Gaze into Jamaican Popular Culture
Better Roses is a photo exhibition curated by Summer Ruddock-Ellis. Selected works explore the expressive qualities and cultural aesthetics of the Caribbean Islands as a byproduct of Toronto's Afro-Caribbean diaspora.
This collection brings together photographs by Summer, documenting the GTA's underground Dancehall scene as well as her creative work with Michelle Nunes for 4YE.
Exhibition is on from August 1 to August 13. Opening Reception is August 3, 8-12pm.
Fun’s on the line for you. Telephone Explosion, the very best in non-genre sonic goods, have hand-selected 15 of their favourite Toronto-based DJs to bring the noise Friday nights April through June.
Afrique Like Me is a curated music experience that celebrates art, electronic, dance, underground and alternative music from across Africa and the diaspora. It started as an intimate after hours party in Toronto’s west end, grew into an underground event held in unconventional spaces, and is now a mainstay on the city’s social calendar.
Ace Afrique at Evangeline is a meeting place for anyone and everyone looking to have a night of well rounded interactions with community, self expression to the sounds of an African Electronic Dance Music Experience.
The Afrique Like Me Collective was formed in 2019 and consists of DJs/ Creatives Razaq El Toro, Martinses, and Sonic Griot.
SHADES will focus on various sounds that pay homage to and push forward the underground dance culture coming from the likes of Chicago, Detroit, New York and beyond.
Expect to hear classics and forward thinking House, Techno, Disco, and Club weaved together to keep your whole body grooving.
Salon 51 invites you to converge, mingle, share wise words and maybe even gossip amongst friends, new and old. Inspired by the legacy of the French salon, socializing outside of your circle is encouraged, as is a touch of glamour. Author Marlowe Granados sets the pace of the cinq à sept gatherings in Evangeline.