December 9, 2015
T&N book cover in hand

Then & Now Has Received Lots of Love to date. The Second Printing is now in Shops!

Thanks so much to everyone who supported, purchased, and spread the word about Then & Now: Toronto Nightlife History in any way! Thanks to all of you, the first printing of the book sold out quickly! A second printing is now hot off the press and in shops. Visit the NEWS page for info on where to purchase the book, and other updates.

I’d also love to share some of the Then & Now book reviews, interviews, and radio & video discussions that made their way onto the web. Check the links if you’re interested in how the book came to be, standout moments, frequently asked questions and all that jazz!

PopMatters – Book Review (8/10)

Exclaim! – Book Review  (9/10)

Metro Morning – CBC Radio Interview with Matt Galloway

Red Bull Music Academy- “Denise Benson on Toronto Nightlife”

Thump / VICE – video interview with Rachael D’amore

Toronto Star - “Dance music vet Denise Benson on Toronto’s late, lamented dance clubs”

Sisters, I Don’t Know What This World is Coming To – Podcast interview & DB DJing w/ Brendan Arnott

Daily Xtra – “Toronto Nightlife: Then & Now”

Completely Ignored“Party then, read now”

Chart Attack – “What can Toronto learn from its nightlife history?”

NOW Magazine – “Then and Now: Toronto’s hidden club history uncovered in new book by Denise Benson”

That Eric Alper Show - Podcast interview on Sirius XM Canada


  • Reply Mychol Holtzman July 9, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Hiya Denise GREAT job on the book congrats! I’m not sure if you will even see this. I’ve been reading a fare amount on line now I’m going on the hunt for a copy wish me luck
    again congrats Mychol holtzman

    • Reply Denise Benson July 9, 2020 at 9:29 pm

      Hi Mychol,
      Thanks for the message. Happy you’ve found this online hub. The printed book has been… out of print… for ages. Good luck! Or try Toronto Library branches when they’re able to re-open :-) Take care!

  • Reply Terrance Glover May 7, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Had the BEST time clubbing in the late 80′s and 90′s…… Are these books still for sale? Might you have a couple left tucked away somewhere for sale?

    • Reply Denise Benson May 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Terrance,
      Thanks for posting. No, unfortunately, the book sold out of both print runs and the publisher folded not long after that. The only copies available would be in a number of Toronto public libraries (when they are able to re-open) or occasionally I hear word that a copy has turned up at a used book store in town. Might be worth calling some of them once doors have re-opened. Good luck and take care!


  • Reply Paul Sveinson December 9, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Trying to locate DJ John Weber from David’s and Club Manatee late 70′s early 80″s! If you know him, please give him my email address and ask him to contact me in Winnipeg. ( we flew him in to play a giant social at a club in the 80″s!) mrpaulesveinson@hotmail.com. Thanks!

    • Reply Denise Benson December 9, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Paul. I’ll forward your message. John came out to the book launch, and it was great to meet him. A sweetie! – DB

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