College street vinyl shop June Records is set to open up a venue titled June Space.
The 500-square-foot venue will be located at the back of the store, turning the previously used office and merchandising space into a fully equipped venue with a reggae sound system from the 80s, according to Now Toronto. Once the space is completed, it will be able to hold between 30 and 40 concert attendees.
The space, which will boast a coffee and beverage station that can be utilized as a bar for licensed Special Occasion Permit events, will soft launch with a private party this week, but it won’t be open for public events until June.
Owner Ian Cheung explains to Now Toronto that the decision was initially prompted a year ago because of the ever escalating venue crisis, and when Faith/Void closed its doors, Cheung knew he had to open up the space with partner Dennis Reynolds.
The goal is that June Space will fill a space in the Toronto music scene that was created by the closing of other venues like Double Double Land, Holy Oak, and D-Beatstro.