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Here's a Handy Flowchart to Help You Decide Where to Party in Canada for New Year's Eve

Wondering where to ring in 2017 in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver? We've got you covered.
Illustration by Ethan Tennier-Stuart


1. It's Not U It's Me: Farewell 2016

Who: Veronica Vasicka, Andrew Ross, CL, Joel Eel, and Kontravoid
When: Dec. 31
Where: 2 Floor Events, 461 King Street West
Tickets: $35-40

Minimal Wave founder Veronica Vasicka and It's Not U It's Me bring a dark rave to King Street. Expect impeccable selections and trippy visuals.

2. NY Eve: Phedre, Ice Cream, Scott Hardware & Prince Ness

Who: Phèdre, Ice Cream, Scott Hardware, Prince Ness, and DJ Treymor F. Blames
When: Dec. 31
Where: Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Avenue
Tickets: $12

Synth-pop showcase at the Silver Dollar. Four amazing acts will ring in 2017, along with a DJ set by Treymor F. Blames of Toronto band Doomsquad.


3. Model Future NYE

Who: Dinamo Azari, Ebony, and Roberto
When: Dec. 31
Where: Bambi's, 1265 Dundas West
Tickets: $10-$15

Three of Toronto's finest bumping techno in "the grotto" till 4 AM. Best late night option for those who want to cut loose on a budget.

4. JERK: International Showcase

Who: Bambii, Paul Souljoyce, and Tygapaw
When: Dec. 30
Where: The Drake Underground,1150 Queen West
Tickets: $5

New York's Tygapaw and Berlin's Paul Souljoyce are the perfect guests for Toronto selector Bambii's spicy party JERK. $5 gets you jerk chicken and the sexiest club sounds from across the globe.

5. HouseU: BAD LQQK All Star Edition

When: Dec. 29
Where: Studio Bar, 824 Dundas West
Tickets: No Cover

The BAD LQQK crew deck the halls with house bangers for their holiday bash. The perfect pre-New Years Eve rager.



Who: Bearcat (Discwoman), Odile Mrytil, Bambii, Carmen, Deadlift, and Frankie Teardrop
When: Dec. 31
Where: Casa Popolo, 4873 Boul. St-Laurent
Tickets: $10-20

Two rooms of disco and house heaven courtesy of Slut Island co-founder Frankie Teardrop and friends. Queers and allies to the front.

2. The Goods NYE 2017

Who: DJs Scott C, Andy Williams, DJ Static, and Professor Groove
When: Dec. 31
Where: La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boul. St-Laurent
Tickets: $20

The Goods end their long-running DJ night with one more wild party on New Year's Eve. Afro-house, Latin, bougie, and more will be played by resident DJs Scott C and Andy Williams, with guest spots from WEFUNK's DJ Static and Professor Groove.


3. Moonshine SAÏ SAÏ : NYE Special Edition

Who: Tygapaw, Uproot Andy, Pierre Kwenders, and more
Where: Dec. 31
Where: Text (514) 677-9518 for location
Tickets: $15-25

Enjoy Afro-house, deep house, and funk until the crack of dawn at a secret location.

4. NYE au Artgang MTL

Who: Shash'U, Planet Giza, Da-P, and High Klassified
When: Dec. 31
Where: Artgang Montreal, 6524 St-Hubert & 72 Rachel Est.
Tickets: $25

The best of Montreal's piu piu scene with special guests.

5. Pelada, Xarah Dion, Sunstroke Militia, DJs Tyg & Ciemnosc

Who: Pelada, Xarah Dion, Sunstroke Militia, DJs Tyg and Ciemnosc
When: Dec. 31
Where: La Vitrola, 4602 Boul. St-Laurent
Tickets: $10

Dark techno and industrial dance vibes. Bring your earplugs.


1. Fortune Sound NYE 2017

Who: Sailor Gerry, DJ Seko (The Freshest), and DJ Marvel (The Freshest)
When: Dec. 31
Were: Fortune Sound Club, 147 E. Pender Street (at Main)
Tickets: $15-35

Vancouver's best DJs, confetti guns, and free bubbly. What else do you need?

2. NYE 2017 // Body Language Presents: Journey Beyond Uranus

Who: Ma/Am, That African, Neighbour, Woodhead, Thinktank, and more
When: Dec. 31
Where: The Beaumont Studios, 316 & 326 W 5th Ave
Tickets: $60

This New Year's Eve exploration features alien go-go dancers, four dance floors, and a slew of DJs. Uranus has never been this lit.

3. Groundwerk New Years 2017

Who: I M U R, Diana Boss, Nathan Mots, Dark Arps, Kloves, and more
When: Dec. 31
Where: AnzaClub Vancouver, 3 West 8th Ave
Tickets: $30

Two floors of disco, house music, and good vibes. All-inclusive, no creeps allowed.


4. WAY HOME ft. Machinedrum

Who: Machinedrum, GREAZUS, and Sullust
When: Dec. 29
Where: Fortune Sound Club, 147 E. Pender Street (at Main)
Tickets: $15

_North Carolina-born producer Machinedrum brings his new A/V show to _Fortune Sound Club's new event series__.

5. Backdoor VAL NYE Festival

Who: JS Aurelius, DJ D. Dee (Pacific Rhythm), Nancy Dru, David Sylvester, and more
When: Dec. 30-31
Where: Vancouver Art and Leisure, 1965 Main Street
Tickets: $20

The premier multi-day event of artist group Vancouver Art and Leisure Society features a heavy-hitting lineup of West Coast and Canadian talent.