Rebel Resurrects Battle over Noise on Toronto’s Waterfront


A lawyer for the Polson Pier venue’s owners says reports of a 15,000-capacity megaclub are exaggerated, but Rebel’s new liquor licence application still has neighbours fuming – Nightclub king Charles Khabouth aimed to please concert fans by renovating the old Sound Academy venue at 11 Polson, giving it a new look, a new sound system and a new name, Rebel.

Now he wants a new liquor licence, and the neighbours aren’t happy.

On Thursday (February 9), a round of hearings begins at the provincial License Appeal Tribunal that will pit Khabouth and his business partners against the city, waterfront and Toronto Islands residents, and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario in what is shaping up as a contentious dispute over noise.

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Kevin Ritchie – NOW Magazine – February 3, 2017.




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