What is Rezerect?
Rezerect is an homage to your old haunts. It's a celebration of your former stomping grounds.
We bring beloved Toronto nightclubs, venues, bars and other live-music hotspots back to life as easy-to-assemble miniature cardboard replicas.
Most importantly, we raise funds for good causes along the way. A portion of profits from each project is donated to a specific cause that’s chosen by people associated with the venue – former owners, promoters, or patrons.
We donate 20% of the profits from our 318 Richmond project to Colorectal Cancer Canada in honor of Audra Miller. Audra is the late wife of Ben Ferguson, who ran dozens of Sykosis parties at 318.
Our team collaborates with building owners, occupants, managers, employees, promoters, patrons, and even neighbours to capture the true spirit of the venue.
Oftentimes these physical buildings no longer exist, or have undergone renovations that render them unrecognizable. We meticulously research the history of each property and scour through photo archives and city records to get the essential details right.
We utilize satellite technology (Google) to get a better idea of the dimensions of the building.
Following that, we work with a digital artist to reconstruct each facet of the venue. Given some of these venues no longer exist, we rely on old photos, building plans, memories (and sometimes a little imagineering!)
A print shop goes to work outputting the design on cardboard sheets and customizing die cuts for each piece.
And, voila. It's not to scale, it's not perfect, but damn, it's a thing of beauty.
Finally, we have an artist create a beautiful, frameable piece that captures the original vibes of the venue.
Plus, we make tees that feature the logos you miss the most.