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Scene: The Renovated Tranzac

After months of renovations, the Tranzac reopens tonight to celebrate Australia Day.


WHERE: Toronto Australia New Zealand Club

WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday

WHAT: After a rough run of things—short of money and in need of structural upgrades—the future is looking up for the Tranzac, the non-profit cultural centre and general hangout in the Annex. A recent fundraising effort helped raise money for renovations, which, to date, include a new roof, new heating, new air conditioning, a granite main floor, a wooden dance floor, and upgrades to the fire and electrical system. “Essentially,” explained Tranzac general manager Robbie Luster, “everything that was expensive needed replacing.”

There are plans for more fundraising and more work (next on the list: soundproofing), but today is Australia Day, and a party must be had. Tranzac’s Australia Day celebration starts at 8 p.m. tonight and features over a dozen bands (including Sandro Perri, Andre Ethier, Bob Wiseman, and Ronley Teper) doing covers of famous Aussie songs. PWYC, with money going to the continuous fundraising efforts.

Reporting by Corbin Smith.

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