Toronto Meetup March 19, 2004 4:18 PM   Subscribe

Has there ever been a Toronto MeFi meetup, or are we really the cold, aloof, world-weary types we are fabled to be? If someone were to suggest meeting at Dora Keogh on April 3 around 8 pm, I wonder what would happen... dream sequence sound fx...
posted by stonerose to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:18 PM (33 comments total)

Word. I have no idea how many of us actually live in T.O. Well, I have no idea where Dora's is, but I'll see if I can be there.
posted by dazed_one at 4:31 PM on March 19, 2004

It's right by Broadview station on the Bloor line, so it's pretty accessible by both streetcar and subway.
posted by stonerose at 4:35 PM on March 19, 2004

I might show though I rarely venture out between December and May. My vote is to push it till we don't have to wear coats.
posted by dobbs at 4:37 PM on March 19, 2004

Aw, c'mon, dobbs. We can go next door and mock the staff at Revue Video. ;-) In any case, I'm sure we're a big enough crowd to sustain a meetup in April and one in the summer.
posted by stonerose at 4:40 PM on March 19, 2004

How many of us are there?
posted by dazed_one at 4:47 PM on March 19, 2004

Since the accident, I only count as 1/2.
posted by dobbs at 7:14 PM on March 19, 2004

i was thinking a meet up would be good after the first 2 weeks of june. i may have loads of free time for a month or so, depending on some productions that may or may not fall thru'. i think the god complex (who's in bc...?) will be in the area visiting his g/f at that time too. maybe we should convince all kinds of mefites to vacation in t.o. this summer - show us some SARS pity hehe - and make it international...
posted by t r a c y at 9:20 PM on March 19, 2004

I don't think I can make it to this one, although I'd love to go.
posted by orange swan at 11:22 AM on March 20, 2004

I would say 'Couldn't you schedule it for some night when I don't have another online meetup already planned?'
posted by jacquilynne at 12:45 PM on March 20, 2004

I am in Buffalo. Can I come, too?
posted by oflinkey at 8:51 PM on March 21, 2004

Americans are more than welcome. My Wisconsinese partner will be there to translate. ;-)
posted by stonerose at 8:21 AM on March 22, 2004

There may be more people coming than this thread would indicate. I know one member who is mostly a lurker; he emailed me saying he wants to go. So I think I probably will come too. Oh, and can we get Matt to put this on the sidebar or something? I bet lots of MeFiers don't hang out in MeTa.
posted by orange swan at 8:29 AM on March 22, 2004

Good idea - I just emailed Matt asking him for a sidebar link.
posted by stonerose at 12:02 PM on March 22, 2004

I'll come, but only as long as everybody wears hockey jerseys and tuques for the pictures.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 1:35 PM on March 22, 2004

Odds are most of us will be wearing hockey jerseys and tuques anyway [obligatory American-style Canada joke for the benefit of our Yank MeFiers].
posted by orange swan at 2:00 PM on March 22, 2004

I'm all for it, though I can't come April 3.
posted by gleuschk at 3:38 PM on March 22, 2004

what's a tuque?
posted by amberglow at 4:07 PM on March 22, 2004

posted by DrJohnEvans at 4:42 PM on March 22, 2004

a pom-pom hat? ohhhhh...
posted by amberglow at 4:55 PM on March 22, 2004

>a pom-pom hat? ohhhhh...
Heh. Someone I know referenced an epsiode of The Monkees where the tall gent's toque was called "the green woolen hat." amberglow, you know it's important when a group has a word for an item rather than a description!

I'd like to show. I like Dora Keogh. Groovy little place. IIRC Dora received favourable mention in this book, Notes on a Beermat, a tour of local establishments.
posted by philfromhavelock at 9:26 PM on March 22, 2004

Ah, won't be in town that weekend.
posted by drew_alley at 10:35 AM on March 23, 2004

I'm down, although I'm not much of a contributor around these parts these days, so I may not really count. Maybe I can come and just lurk in the shadows glaring at everyone?
posted by D at 10:45 AM on March 23, 2004

Sure, lurkers can come, but they have to stay in character and not say anything. Non-member lurkers can come too, but they have to stand outside in the cold and tap forlornly on the glass while we members do our goldfish thing:-)
posted by orange swan at 10:49 AM on March 23, 2004

Yes (orange swan), I'll try and make it!

I haven't been there since Robbie Burns day. Minus 20, on the 25th of January and I was wearing a kilt.

Great pub, if a bit smoky. I miss living down the street from it. I'm in Kingston now, and since I live in the suburbs, I rarely get out to the pubs at all.

I refuse to remain quiet if I attend. Just try and stop me...
posted by spnx at 10:53 AM on March 23, 2004

do some shoutouts, and take pics (i wanna see you guys in MeFi-colored tuques)

and orange swan : >
posted by amberglow at 10:57 AM on March 23, 2004

I say old boy, philfromhavelock, speaking of that book of mine, do you still have it? If you do, bring it to the pub.

I think if I wear the kilt, and that book is on the table, we should be pretty easy to pick out.

And orange swan has red hair.
posted by spnx at 11:18 AM on March 23, 2004

It's a five-hour drive for me, but I will try to find an excuse to be in Toronto (and a place to crash) that weekend.
posted by mcwetboy at 3:25 PM on March 23, 2004

So, how long is such a thing likely to run? My other meet-up has reservations at Chiado at 7. I assume Chiado is probably at least a couple of hours worth of dining experience. But perhaps after, I might be able to join the group at Dora Keogh?
posted by jacquilynne at 4:36 PM on March 25, 2004

It's hard to predict how long this might last, but you might call the Dora Keogh before leaving Chiado and see if our group is still there, jacquilynne.
posted by orange swan at 7:02 AM on March 26, 2004

jacquilynne, I just emailed you my cellphone #. I'll have it with me, so you don't have to call the barman and ask if he sees people in touques shouting the word "Quonsar."
posted by stonerose at 3:50 PM on March 26, 2004

Sounds good. I should be there.
posted by shepd at 10:49 PM on March 27, 2004

Dang. I can't make it. Too bad, I'm a real live wire.
posted by spnx at 6:05 AM on March 30, 2004

Can't make it, though I'd love to. Another weekend perhaps?
posted by Succa at 4:43 PM on March 30, 2004

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