Clubland Status :
Toronto’s Club King
Birthplace :
Beirut, Lebanon
Hometown :
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio :

He is the country’s nightclub impresario and he risked it all by opening a club in the then-abandoned Garment District. Stilife was a 6,000 sq. ft nightclub -the likes not seen anywhere in Toronto. The music was the very latest, the lightshow and sound systems state-of-the-art.  Crowds and celebrities were coming from around the world, eager to see what the hype was all about. Following Khabouth’s lead, other club owners filled the empty warehouses surrounding Stilife and quickly transformed the area into a hotspot. Toronto’s Entertainment district was born.

“I remember bringing my uncle down here just before opening, and he looked around and said, ‘you’re crazy, I can hear a pin drop down here.’ But I knew, I knew.”  - Charles Khabouth

Khabouth would follow Stilife with several other nightclub ventures in and out of the district. He now is the operator of a multi-club empire under the masthead INK. His two most popular Clubland venues are This Is London and Ultra Supper Club.