Toronto Meetup Reminder June 24, 2005 3:28 PM   Subscribe

posted by joelf to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:28 PM (10 comments total)

Did there end up being a gathering? I ended up deciding I wasn't comfortable even trying to walk into a place like that, so it wasn't worth it for me.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:58 AM on June 26, 2005

No, there was no gathering. I got there at 7:50, and found the C Lounge was closed until 10. It also turns out there's a cover charge for that bar - though I'd been told there wasn't one. I had spent an hour and twenty minutes getting there, so instead of going straight home I wanted to make some effort to salvage the evening.

Over the next couple of hours I walked around in shoes not conducive to walking for blocks, got hassled by some really repulsive men, called a couple of friends who live downtown to see if they could meet me for a beverage (they couldn't), and popped into an internet cafe on Yonge to see if anyone had declared an alternate bar. Finally I went home, realizing on the way that I never logged out of MeFi on that internet cafe computer, and have left myself wide open to account sabotage.

So you may congratulate yourself on having been wise not to go.
posted by orange swan at 9:27 AM on June 26, 2005

Wow, that sucks, babe. We'll have to try again in a few weeks at a more pubby type place.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:54 AM on June 26, 2005

Wow, that's lame.

Joelf, if you're going to do the picking of a spot, the least you could do is confirm they're open at the time you sched.

OS, where's the cafe? (email me). I'm heading DT in 15 mins. If it's in the area I'm hitting, I'll go in and log you out (which computer were you on)?
posted by dobbs at 10:02 AM on June 26, 2005

well like i said in the other thread, i waited there for a while and when nobody showed up. i left.
posted by joelf at 11:41 AM on June 26, 2005

all i wanted was a place with a patio that wasn't street level.
posted by joelf at 11:47 AM on June 26, 2005

It could have happened to anyone. Jeez, Joel discussed it with me before he made the post, giving me a link to the C Lounge info, and I gave it a cursory look and said it looked great. I would never have thought to check on an opening time.
posted by orange swan at 2:47 PM on June 26, 2005

So, is there somewhere/somewhen we can go that everyone can be comfortable with? Maybe next Sunday, unless people are away for the weekend?
posted by greatgefilte at 10:44 AM on June 27, 2005

I really don't know very much at all about Toronto bars. But I would humbly suggest Scallywag's, at Yonge and St. Clair. It has a second floor patio.
posted by orange swan at 11:35 AM on June 27, 2005

No patio, but once again, I would suggest Insomnia at Bathurst and Bloor. Nice, low-key decor, DJ's spinning but not too loud to talk unless you're at the back (comfy couches), most martinis $7-$8, fantastic chicken brie and avocado sandwiches for $8, and good service. What more could you want? There this last weekend (coming in from Ottawa) but going back soon.
posted by dreamsign at 11:03 PM on July 3, 2005

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