On the heels of the very exciting launch of Denise Benson’s historic Then & Now: Toronto Nightlife History, we’ve gathered together reactions from local and national media outlets for your reading pleasure. Benson’s feat of meticulously chronicling an otherwise undocumented, radical social history is well recognized in the following reviews and interviews. Toronto’s cultural and creative atmosphere, including it’s status as a music festival hub, can be traced back to the spaces, scenes, and developmental trends Benson dissects in this collection. Take a look and listen below and stay tuned for more updates about Then & Now!

  1. Metro Morning with Matt Galloway CBC Radio Interview
  2. Toronto Star – Dance music vet Denise Benson on Toronto’s late, lamented dance clubs
  3. Red Bull Music Academy – Denise Benson on Toronto Nightlife
  4. Completely Ignored by Cam Gordon – Party then, read now
  5. Exclaim! Book Review
  6. Chart Attack – What can Toronto learn from its nightlife history?
  7. NOW Magazine – Then and Now: Toronto’s hidden club history uncovered in new book by Denise Benson
  8. Daily Xtra – Toronto Nightlife: Then & Now
  9. Sirius XM Canada – That Eric Alper Show interview