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article imageToronto's Tranzac music venue needs funding to keep doors open

By KJ Mullins     Nov 15, 2010 in Entertainment
Toronto - Back in 1931 a small group of Australians and New Zealanders at the New Zealand Trade Commissioner's office on Bay Street in Toronto to form the Toronto Australia New Zealand Club. Now the Tranzac could close its doors for good.
The club formed was titled Tranzac wanted to welcome newcomers from Australian and New Zealand to Canada by offering social activities and fellowship. By 1964 with a membership of 260 the club rented premises on Sherbourne Street. Seven years later moved to 292 Brunswick Avenue with the funds to buy the property.
Currently the club offers the public no-cover music Monday through Thursday. Subgroups present plays and concerts in the main hall. To stay afloat the club rents out the facilities to the public.
Today the Tranzac is facing financial crisis. With a drop in revenue and building expenditures the club is at risk of closing its doors or reducing their operations.
The venue in downtown Toronto on Brunswick Street has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $40,000 by the end of 2010. On Monday one of those fundraisers will take place. Save the Tranzac with Toronto Poetry Project! features local poets Krystle Mullin, White Noise Machine, Eytan Crouton, That Brown Bastard and Jill Christmas. The event is being hosted by David Silverberg.
The cost of admission is 'pay what you can' with $5 to $10 being the suggested fee. The doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 8 p.m.
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