BPM founders get behind Toronto’s newest underground club, Nest
With the recent loss of The Guvernment, Toronto is making way for a new kid in town: Nest. But unlike The Guvernment, which was frequented by top talent such as Above & Beyond, deadmau5 and Tiesto, Nest will serve as a toned-down addition to Toronto’s Little Italy community. Spearheaded by BPM founders Vito Tomasicchio and Philliip Anthony Pulitano, in addition to RYZE owner Rob Oliverio and No. 19 Music owner Nitin Kalyan, the 860-capacity venue is expected to play host to the more reticent stars of electronic music. Think Black Coffee, Fehrplay and Danny Tenaglia, who will celebrate Nest’s opening weekend May 15-17.
Nest will consist of a DYNACORD sound system and two rooms totaling 13,000 sq. ft. While the term “underground” was never officially used, it should be assumed that the soon-to-be venue will draw in a more laid-back crowd compared to most Toronto nightclubs. Ultimately, Tomasicchio and Pulitano hope to strengthen the city’s influence as a melting pot for electronic music:
“The idea to start a club in Toronto has always been on our radar,” said Pulitano. “My partners Vito and Rob have both been and are club owners in Toronto. I think with electronic music on the rise this is a great time to start a new venture, and to really showcase this growth and highlight global talents in our hometown.”