DPRTMNT Toronto

(Department Club)

Guestlist & Bottle Service

Address: 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T1

Club Nights: Friday & Saturday

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DPRTMNT Toronto Club Information

📍LOCATION 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T1
📅 DAYS Fri. 10 pm – 3 am Sat. 10 pm – 3 am
👖 DRESS CODE 
• Casual Fashion Forward
• Semi-Formal
🎵 MUSIC
Fri/Sat: EDM, House, Electronic, Top 40
👥 CROWD
• 21-30+ years old
💵 COVER

• $20 Cover
• Ladies free before 11:30 PM

  • MUSIC 88% 88%
  • ATMOSPHERE 76% 76%
  • CROWD 61% 61%
  • $ VALUE 75% 75%
  • MALE TO FEMALE RATIO 77% 77%

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DPRTMNT Toronto Club Overview

DPRTMNT Toronto is the city’s newest edition to the club scene located within Toronto’s bustling Fashion District on King St. West at 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T1, and accessible via the alley just across the street from Vela on Portland St. Formerly Toybox Toronto, this INK Entertainment venue has undergone a huge renovation.

DPRTMNT Toronto differs from Toybox however, because it’s now a full-fledged performance and event venue that hosts big-name house DJs and artists. If you’re looking for a big EDM club on King West, this is the club for it.

DPRTMNT Toronto Club Review

Address and Location

DPRTMNT Toronto is located off of King West at 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, but again to access the venue you’ll need to go through the alleyway that connects to Portland St. to get to the front door. The location of this venue is central to the King West clubbing district as it’s surrounded by many popular bars and clubs that the area is so well known for.

Club Size and Ambiance

DPRTMNT Toronto is a massive EDM venue that can easily handle upwards of 800-1000 people. The atmosphere is nothing short of captivating with it’s state-of-the-art lighting and sound system that was specifically designed for House and Electronic DJ performances in mind. 

The crowd typically will congregate toward the front stage, the main dancefloor area in the center, and at their booths if they booked bottle service. This club is considered high energy because of the type of music and the crowd that it tends to draw every weekend, so if that’s what you’re looking for in a club, this would be a good choice.

Music and Entertainment

DPRTMNT Toronto’s music is known for hosting several big-name house DJs and artists. Since their grand opening they’ve hosted artists including KREAM, Nicky Romero, TWINSICK, Alex Wann, Wakyin, and Tita Lau. DPRTMNT Toronto is considered a full fledged EDM/Rave venue as opposed to just a typical club that plays top 40 or hip hop, and caters to a specific demographic that really enjoys this type of music and vibe.

PROS
  • Modern and stylish Electronic club atmosphere with state of the art sound system and lighting.
  • EDM and Electronic music on King West if that’s what you’re looking for.
CONS
  • Large venue that doesn’t always get packed out because of its size.
  • Sound levels might be overwhelming for those prefer a quieter club experience
INSIDER TIPS
  • Arrive early to avoid long queues and ensure entry, as the club can get very busy.
  • Be sure to wear appropriate clothing as there is a dress code in effect, otherwise, they may deny your entry.

DPRTMNT Toronto Information

DPRTMNT Toronto is a pretty large venue, and thus attracts a pretty substantial number of people on the nights that it’s open, making it a great environment for raving and dancing to your favourite DJs. Since this is a premium venue you can expect to pay anywhere from $14-$18 for a standard mixed drink, and $12-$15 for a beer. Coat check is $5. The layout of the club is optimized for raving as the main dancefloor area is large, located in front of the main stage, and is surrounded by several large bottle service booths.

DPRTMNT Toronto Location

DPRTMNT is located at 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, just north of the King Street West and Portland St. intersection. The entrance to DPRTMNT is located on the east side of the street, just across the street from Vela Toronto. Another easy way to spot the alleyway that leads to the main entrance is to look for Gusto 101, and the alley is just to the right of it.

DPRTMNT Toronto Age Limit

In accordance with Ontario’s legal drinking age, DPRTMNT requires guests to be 19 or older for entry on standard club nights and ticketed events. DPRTMNT Toronto tends to attract patrons from the ages of 21-30+.

DPRTMNT Toronto Music

At DPRTMNT Toronto, these world-renowned DJs are known for their EDM and Electronic mixes. Depending on who is performing, it could be a DJ that specializes in big room house, deep house, bass house, tech house, progressive house, or even techno. For that reason you should keep an eye out to see who is performing at DPRTMNT to see if any of your favourite EDM DJs or artists are spinning that night. On a regular night without any special DJs performing, DPRTMNT will typically play a mix of house music and Top-40.

DPRTMNT Toronto Dress Code

The dress code at DPRTMNT is casual to semi-formal. Guests are encouraged to dress well; so sportswear, sneakers (non-designer), baggy clothes, boots, and hats are not allowed. Women may bring purses, but large bags and men’s side bags are typically not permitted. Entry into the venue is always going to be at the discretion of the door staff, so we suggest putting on your best fit to avoid being denied entry, especially if you’re going to a ticketed event.

DPRTMNT Toronto Cover Charge

The cover charge at DPRTMNT is $20, with women enjoying free entry before 11:30 PM. This of course doesn’t apply to special nights or themed events where entry is ticketed for special events or artists performing.

DPRTMNT Toronto Guestlist Guide

To guarantee entry into DPRTMNT Toronto, we suggest getting guestlist ahead of time. You should aim to arrive before 11:00 PM (or earlier in the summer) to beat the rush and ensure a smooth entry.

DPRTMNT Toronto Booth & Bottle Service

DPRTMNT offers exclusive booth and bottle service for both regular nights and ticketed event nights with prices ranging according to the selection and size of the group. Expect to pay anywhere from $800 minimum spend for a small booth, and up to $3,000+ for a larger group.

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