El Mocambo to Reopen Under New Management

The Toronto music venue will undergo a full revitalization this year

El Mocambo owner Michael Wekerle will be teaming up with INK Entertainment to completely revamp the Toronto venue.

The El Mocambo, which has provided a home for live music in Toronto since 1948, announced its closure in 2014. Now, Wekerle and INK Entertainment entrepreneur Charles Khabouth are aiming to have the club reopen this summer.

Khabouth’s team were the ones responsible for Rebel Nightclub, Cube, Uniun and the Veld Music Festival.

The revamped club space is also expected to double as a recording studio.

According to a press release, the El Mo will become a “state-of-the-art live music venue, event space, and recording and production facility, offering great music, food, beverages and merchandise, as well as live streaming capabilities for shows and events.”