1. Aside from club kids scattered about you would never know a club existed here. The only signage was “tri-ad photo engravers” which previously operated in the entire building.
2. A journey up a flight of stairs to the the main floor where bouncers (one frequently brought a dog) greeted you with a pat down, then directed you to the first room.
3. The floor here is unique, it’s covered in fish tank gravel that glowed under the black lights. There’s a cover charge to the right. Admission to Exodus events was $7.
4. Continuing east, to the right was a front room which was a standing room with railings for drinks on the north and west walls were lit by spotlights.
5. The second room sometimes operated as a alcohol-free bar. In later years the drywall between the two rooms was removed and a second sound system was placed here.
6. To the north and there was another room which was also a standing room with more drink rails on the north wall.
7. To the right was a third room that had a pool table in it or sometimes used for storage and locked.
8. Beside this room was the office which owners, managers and promoters had access to.
9. Continue north up a long graffiti laden corridor with a multi-coloured lighting effect originating from the north end of the corridor. It made the walk in this direction seem endless.
10. The men’s unisex washroom had urinals and a stall on the north wall, sink on the south.
11. There was a small narrow coat check between the washrooms.
12. The women’s unisex washroom had stalls on the south wall and a sink on the north wall.
13. To the right there was an entrance to the rear stair case to exit below or continue to the top floor.
14. At the north end of this corridor lay the infamous transformable bar and elevator.
15. Continuing west was the the DJ booth, which was made up of concrete slabs with a few knocked out on the corner for dance floor visibility. There was a small stair case inside as the booth floor was elevated. Turn tables were located on the south wall and lighting controls on the north west wall.
16. The main speakers, laser unit and smoke machine were on the north wall of the venue. Tweeters and large tube strobe lights hung from the ceiling throughout.
17. The dance floor contained numerous rafters that were moved about. A go-go dancer made an appearance once a night on one of these platforms situated towards the center of the room. She was covered in body paint that glowed under the black lights from the ceiling.
18. There was an exit to the cover charge room at the south end of the dance floor. It was time to leave when the DJs completely flooded the dance floor with smoke sometime between 5 and 6am.
The photography above was primarily taken in 1992 during 23 Hop Sykosis parties and other events in the years that followed. Photography from Exodus and other 1991 events is extremely rare, please contact us if you have some.
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