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“We wanted to give a world-class city a world-class club, something it hadn't had,” says LD Howard Ungerleider of Republik, which has been shaking up Toronto's club scene since opening in mid-March. He and Republik owner Louis Chu were the right men for the job: Ungerleider's firm, Production Design International Inc. (PDI), is a mainstay on the scene, while Chu's company, Vertex Sound and Lighting Co. Ltd., has been pumping up the volume in Toronto since 1994. The two firms partnered in 2003

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