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Northbound Leather celebrates 23 years of kink

Northbound Leather, the Toronto leather institution and one of the kink community’s biggest supporters, is celebrating its 23rd anniversary with a BDSM birthday party. Encapsulating all things leather, rubber, uniform and drag, Northbound will host a fetish party this Saturday, Feb 2, at The Phoenix, at 410 Sherbourne St.

Northbound Leather, Canada’s 1st and largest leather/fetish retailer, was founded in 1987. It grew out of a family leather business that dates back to 1961 and established by the Giaouris family. It continues to manufacture all of its clothing in Canada, endorsing local design and manufacturing. Northbound was the 1st to bring leather and fetish to a larger audience, not only in straight night clubs, but also globally on the internet as it began 1 of the world’s 1st retail websites in 1994. Today the store outfits everyone from celebrities to stock brokers and club kids. The 1st Fetish Fashion Show was held in 1988 and now draws close to 3000 – 5000 people.

Tickets for the event can still be purchased for $20 at Northbound or from their website. If you want to spend a night getting your kink on with other equally twisted people, or want to celebrate one of Toronto’s queer cornerstones, be sure to attend the event. Doors open at 9pm. Be sure to wear your best kink realness. 

(Photo Credit: Argo NBL) 

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