post-election blues & brews
posted June 13, 2018 7:30 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri July 6 at 7:00 PM, The Jason George
100 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1E1, Canada (Map & Directions)
Hey y'all! So, uh, how about that election? ...Yeah. We're overdue for a Toronto meetup anyway, so let's rage together.
I'm thinking Friday July 6th at our usual venue (Jason George). Who's in?

ETA 6/29: Sticking to the original plan - Friday evening at 7 PM. See you next week!
posted by rat 'n loveseat to Meetup (50 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

We're in the States that weekend at YET ANOTHER WEDDING. We could do the next weekend...
posted by ilana at 7:35 AM on June 13


We can definitely try to find a day that works for everyone - mandolin conspiracy & I already compared calendars and Friday July 6th was the soonest we were mutually free. Because summer & Canada Day & etc. we probably won't be able to find an ideal day, but I'm open.
posted by rat 'n loveseat at 7:38 AM on June 13


I think July 6 works for me. Following weekend too.
posted by rodlymight at 8:13 AM on June 13


I'm in for 6 July.
posted by grouse at 8:17 AM on June 13


I'm down. Is this an evening thing? I guess being Friday it would be evening.
posted by seanmpuckett at 3:00 PM on June 13


I'm in. 6th is good for me.
posted by Kris10_b at 6:04 PM on June 13


I would love to meet everyone. Where is Jason George?
posted by obliquity of the ecliptic at 5:49 AM on June 14


If this is evening hours, I might be able to show up and hang out. I work until 4 p.m. So I'd be there around 6ish or 7ish and onward assuming people are ok for a later hang out situation. I work in St. Catharines, so it's only 1.5 hours away, a short hop.
posted by Fizz at 6:16 AM on June 14


SIGNS.OF.LIFE.

I should go to this. Haven't see you lot for ages. Any Friday or Saturday in July is fine.
posted by maudlin at 7:39 AM on June 14 [2 favorites]


The Jason George is on Front St., right by the St. Lawrence Market.
http://www.thejasongeorge.ca/

There's plenty of space for a big group and it's not too loud to talk.
Once we settle in we're there for hours. We usually shut the place down.

And yes, this is an evening meetup! Sorry that I forgot to specify.
I usually call it for 7 PM since I'm driving in from out of town.
posted by rat 'n loveseat at 11:04 AM on June 14 [1 favorite]


I’m in!
posted by olya at 2:15 PM on June 14


Oh hey! LoRichTimes and I are good for the 6th.
posted by Phire at 7:09 PM on June 16 [4 favorites]


"I THINK I can, I THINK I can..."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:25 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]


I might actually be able to make this. I'm excited. It's also nor far from my sister's place, well, a fair number of blocks up but nothing ridiculous. She's on Front/Spadina.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all. :D
posted by Fizz at 7:33 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


If this is evening hours, I might be able to show up and hang out. I work until 4 p.m. So I'd be there around 6ish or 7ish and onward assuming people are ok for a later hang out situation.

Oh, most certainly. We usually don't wrap up early.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:37 PM on June 18


"I THINK I can, I THINK I can..."

Dooooo iiiiiiitttt!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:39 PM on June 18


It has been a while since we got together, hasn't it. I'm in!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 3:25 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


I might actually be able to make this one, too! Will pencil it in. I don't think I've been to a meetup since the big one for the MeFi 10th anniversary.
posted by The Card Cheat at 3:24 PM on June 21 [1 favorite]


Unfortunately, former Toronto MeFite gman will not be with us much longer (MetaTalk). There will be a celebration of life this same evening. I'm going to go and I think it's unlikely I will be able to show up for this meetup too.

I'm guessing that most people here didn't know gman and I would suggest you carry on.
posted by grouse at 2:33 PM on June 26 [1 favorite]


I'll count myself as a maybe as I will be in town attending a talk given by my friend Ren Navarro at a brewery in town about diversity in craft beer.
posted by Kitteh at 8:25 AM on June 27 [2 favorites]


Moving this meetup from Friday evening to Saturday evening (July 7) is on the table as an option so as not to conflict (since a few attenders won't be able to come now).

Both mandolin conspiracy & I can do the Saturday as well as the Friday.

Could the rest of you all who are thinking of coming please weigh in here on whether changing the date from Friday to Saturday either works for you or not? Thanks!
posted by rat 'n loveseat at 9:50 AM on June 27


I could maaaaaaybe attend on Saturday, but only the early part of the evening.
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:38 PM on June 27


Either.
posted by seanmpuckett at 2:02 PM on June 27


The saturday isn't great for me unless you want to see the version of me that has interacted with too many people at the Maker Festival that day: I will have no voice and will want to do nothing more than hide under a rock
posted by scruss at 5:05 PM on June 27


Saturday is probably out for us, we've got tickets to Beck.
posted by Kris10_b at 5:47 PM on June 27


Per grouse’s comment above, how about we stick with Friday?

Life is indeed short, and it’s been a while.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:59 PM on June 27


All right, we'll stick to the original plan - and be sorry to miss anyone impacted by the sudden conflict in events that night.
But we'll be there quite late (as usual) for whoever might want to join us after any other commitment they've got.

See you all next Friday evening around 7 PM at the Jason George, then!
posted by rat 'n loveseat at 12:36 PM on June 29 [3 favorites]


Oh - I've made a group reservation for 7 PM under the name "Metafilter".
And I asked for our usual spot in the pub (in the other room, away from the bar - at the long banquette with the high tables).

If I'm not already there by 7 PM (Toronto traffic, ugh) just seat yourself =)
posted by rat 'n loveseat at 4:10 PM on July 4 [2 favorites]


Unless something crazy happens between now and tomorrow (a possibility knowing my luck), I should actually be able to meet some of you for the very first time. I'm quite excited to hang out and and cool off. It's been a long work week, and I've been looking forward to this.
posted by Fizz at 6:56 AM on July 5 [1 favorite]


I’m now a no as my in-laws are lovely folks and have planned a whole evening for us. Enjoy meeting Fizz! He was rad af when I met last summer in St Catharines!!
posted by Kitteh at 2:41 PM on July 5 [1 favorite]


(He has likely not stopped being rad af.)
posted by Kitteh at 2:42 PM on July 5


Kitteh, you're rad too friend!! Radness never ends, it just improves like a fine wine. :)
posted by Fizz at 3:05 PM on July 5 [1 favorite]


I’m now a no

Boo!

my in-laws are lovely folks

Yay!

Enjoy meeting Fizz!

Yay!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:57 PM on July 5 [1 favorite]


My sister lives on Front and Spadina and there's free parking there. It's a half hour walk to the pub. I'm willing to huff it cuz that's not a ridiculous amount of walking, but if someone knows easy parking in that area, let me know. I am also a country kind of bumpkin type of person and I prefer country roads and the busy city overwhelms me. So is it pretty easy to find parking near by or should I play it safe and park where I'm familiar and just walk my ass on over?

Thoughts?
posted by Fizz at 6:52 PM on July 5


Almost definitely coming.

Fizz, I’d probably take the free parking if it were me. Maybe bring some change for the King streetcar ($3.25) in case you don’t feel like hiking.
posted by rodlymight at 7:10 PM on July 5 [1 favorite]


Fizz, if you park at your sister's & walk to the pub, and you stay 'til the end of the night, I'll drive you back to your car =)
posted by rat 'n loveseat at 7:12 PM on July 5 [1 favorite]


Yeah, if you've got free parking at her place, use that and and rodlymight suggests, hop the 504 King streetcar from Spadina to Jarvis. Thanks to the King streetcar pilot project, it tends to be zippy-fast these days!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:39 PM on July 5 [1 favorite]


Thanks friends. Good advice. I'll do that.
posted by Fizz at 3:12 AM on July 6


Should be there Ina hLf hour.
posted by Fizz at 3:57 PM on July 6


Hmm. Our table appears to be taken by a very comfy looking party that may be here for a while. Three of us have snagged a corner table next to the loo.
posted by maudlin at 4:12 PM on July 6


We’ll be there in a minute.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:14 PM on July 6


I’ll be there between 9-9:30.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:29 PM on July 6


Things are in full swing!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:45 PM on July 6


COMING IN HOT, OUT OF THE BLUE/GREEN!!! Any room for me plus one? :D
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico at 7:52 PM on July 6


A great evening. Thanks all. Pleasure to meet and remeet!
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:30 AM on July 7


It was great meeting everyone, had a fantastic time! Just realized that I left without paying for my End Of The Night Scotch, though, so let me know who I owe and I’ll transfer you the money!
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:34 AM on July 7


That was a lot of fun. I'm glad I met all of you. Sorry I had to jet out early, but it was good times. I'm glad I came out. :)
posted by Fizz at 8:29 AM on July 7


Thank you so much for organizing! So neat to meet folks IRL.
posted by obliquity of the ecliptic at 11:52 AM on July 7


That was fun. It was nice seeing everyone again/meeting people for the first time.

I think the End of the Night Scotch ended up being broken up across a couple of bills (I think?), so there may be fairly exotic accounting involved. :)
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:13 PM on July 7 [1 favorite]


Great times! So nice to see some of you again and also meet friendly new faces! Hope you all enjoyed the rest of your weekends!
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico at 9:23 PM on July 8



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