Tory Lanez is hanging from the rafters. His leg muscles cling to the ceiling pipes as gravity pulls his upper torso close to the hundreds of upward sets of hands reaching to grasp him, while others, from afar, document the moment with flashes and Snapchat recordings. He's still performing. Upside down, his sweat pours off his soaked body below him. It is Tory Lanez's homecoming. Toronto is celebrating its own success.

As much as Tory's three-mixtape/one EP career has garnered him years of independent local and international buzz throughout the past six years, this performance is a new thing entirely. The 23-year-old Brampton rap-R&B hybrid has never sold out his home town in this capacity before and Toronto has never even supported their own like this. It's a city reliant on success elsewhere in order to finally jump on the bandwagon. With Tory, there's always been a sense of restraint. But tonight, it's been replaced by a sense of urgency and an electricity in the air that this may be a turning point for Tory and the city he hails from. He won us over.

Toronto's gritty boxing-ring staged venue, The Hoxton is a packed sweatbox and there's still people outside the sold-out venue trying to find ways to get in as the SwaveNation tour commences with show-opener Boogie, who sets the crowd off with his mammoth banger, 'Oh My'. It's already clammy, hot and impossible to move when Toronto's latest pop-rap heavyweight emerges in all white to deafening screams and flashes, thanks in part to the overwhelming number of all-ages female fans who grab Tory's legs and pull on him, attempting to drag him offstage and into their grasp like a swarm of hungry carnivores. The on-the-rise artist's young cult following in is attendance but so is a packed VIP, and a swarm of media interested in capturing the already paramount moment in Toronto rap history.

Monday mayhem. Things get wild. Half-naked, sweaty, crowd-surfing, crowd-walking, front-flips off the stage wild, as Tory runs through hits like 'Priceless,' 'Say It,' 'B.L.O.W' and 'Initiation,' as the crowd screams and belts along, morphing throughout the R&B-rap hybrid show. Phones stay out and continue to document each second as there is no plausible way to exactly predict his next move. Fans attempt to remain ready however, in case the self-taught singer dives off the stage and into the high-energy pit of people once more. Ending the show with the roof-swinging and riot-starting single 'Diego,' Tory shuts down any doubt that the Canadian artist may not have what it takes to take his career to the next level. "We the new Toronto. This is that silent takeover," he says to the crowd. And by gauging the volume of their screams, it seems as if there won't be much silence involved with what's to come.