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WAVES: The (R)evolution of the Queer Dancefloor

  • Harbourfront centre - Brigantine room 235 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8 Canada (map)

WAVES explores the on-going evolution of the queer dancefloor, acknowledging the black and People of Colour (PoC) roots of popular genres, such as ballroom & vogueing, dancehall, house, disco, techno, soca, afrobeat and hip-hop – all spun by Toronto's QTPoC dj collective, and WYZE GYAL DJs: K, okaybashe, angie la-la and frshprspctiv.

We also acknowledge that queer and PoC dancefloors are spaces of revolution and work to create spaces for joyful and continued resistance.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, entrance via the ramp beside the Information Desk. Washrooms also accessible via ramp, with stalls that accommodate wheelchairs. Gender neutral washrooms available.

This is a licensed event (19+). Get your tickets here!


Co-presented with

WYZE GYAL is a Queer, Trans, People of Colour (QTPOC) DJ Collective in Toronto, committed to creating anti-oppressive and anti-racist party spaces that'll make you sweat. Wyze Gyal is a four member collective - DJs angie la la, frshprspctiv, okaybashe, K.

RUDE Collective
RUDE is an acronym for Real Unapologetic Diverse Expression. RUDE Collective reclaims space, highlights racialised queer artist and artwork and aims to constantly de-center oppressive structures while creating immersive experiences. RUDE makes space for racialised queers through mixing and juxtaposing art shows, dance parties, performances and unorthodox artistic expression to create a truly unique experience.

Earlier Event: August 18
Later Event: August 19
Greasy Fruit: Trash'd