Prior to headlining The Guvernment’s final event in Toronto, the progressive house icon and online troublemaker Deadmau5 presented a plaque to one of the venue's resident DJs, long time spinner Mark Oliver. The plaque signified Oliver's 18-year career playing at the club. The building that housed the legendary nightclub up until recently was bought and scheduled for demolition by a waterfront condominium company.
The idea for the plaque originated from fans of Oliver in the Facebook group Toronto Rave Community. When Deadmau5 caught wind of the initiative, he offered $5,000 out of his own pocket to help make it happen. In between the two artists’ set change, Deadmau5 bestowed the plaque on to Oliver. The exchange made for the second time the Deadmau5 has found himself making plaque-related headlines this week - only this time it was more deliberate.