Toronto meetup on the horizon
posted October 22, 2018 7:36 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun November 4 at 7:00 PM, Storm Crow Manor
580 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2E5, Canada (Map & Directions)
Well, all, we have not had a meetup in a while now, or even a couple of whiles. Patio season is behind us, but Storm Crow Manor is descending upon us. Seems like as good a rationale as any to assemble and have a free-ranging discussion of stuff.
I am thinking early in November -- maybe Friday the 2nd? Sunday the 4th is also a strong contender for me, if only because I will be in town for the Allusionist podcast that afternoon... anyone else going to that?
posted by ricochet biscuit to Meetup (24 comments total)

2nd would work for me. Out of town on the 4th.
posted by grouse at 4:29 AM on October 23, 2018

2nd is okay.

Storm Crow Manor is a five minute walk from my place. The website feels a bit too-too full of itself but as long as it's not too loud and they don't try rush us out it should be okay. We might want a plan B though as they've just opened and they will probably be busy and not very efficient.

Perhaps as a nearby alternate, Hair of the Dog on Church & Wood (I feel like we've been there before??)
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:57 AM on October 23, 2018

My band is playing on the 2nd so if that ends up being the day I'll see you at the next one!
posted by wellred at 5:17 AM on October 23, 2018

I’m going to see The Allusionist on the 4th! I believe at least one other Toronto Mefite is as well...

But also around on the 2nd after 8:30. So either or both work.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:58 AM on October 23, 2018

2nd would be better for me, but I'm a maybe at very best. Also, I can't figure out what this place is. It's an immersive experience? It looks halloween-y and I confess I'm such a weenie that I'm scared of the haunted house in Centreville.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 6:55 AM on October 23, 2018

Storm Crow Manor seems to be a "geek" themed bar. All of the menu items listed seem to reference sci-fi / fantasy tropes (in a trying-too-hard kind of way). Today is its first day open; I may pop in the door briefly this evening just to get a gauge on what they're really trying to do and what the seating is like.
posted by seanmpuckett at 7:25 AM on October 23, 2018

I have been to the Storm Crow places in Vancouver: It is, in a phrase, a sports bar for geeks. Where Joe's End Zone might have a framed Darryl Sittler jersey on the wall between a signed photo of the '85 Steelers and a hi-def showing ESPN, this place will have a mounted xenomorph head between an autographed photo of Sam Jackson as Nick Fury and a hi-def showing the Animatrix animated shorts.

I agree that the marketing is trying a bit too hard here in its opening days, but I cannot fault them for wanting to err on the side of too much publicity rather than having their investment flounder because no one knew they were there.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:18 AM on October 23, 2018

The 2nd doesn't work but the 4th could.
posted by Phire at 10:58 AM on October 23, 2018

They call themselves geeky but I don't see a single PDP-12 in any of the photographs.
posted by scruss at 2:44 PM on October 23, 2018 [1 favorite]

I'm going to a concert at 8:00 on the 2nd, but could potentially swing by afterward.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:02 AM on October 24, 2018

I live around the corner from this place and want to try it out. would be good to make my first mefi meetup the occasion. only hangup is that I don't visit this site daily so might miss the reminders. feel free to page me as things become more coalesced. being in the neighbourhood makes me quite flexible about dates.
posted by oog at 12:33 PM on October 24, 2018

Friday the 2nd works for me, although I may be pretty tired at the end of the week. I, too, am attending the Allusionist on the 4th, so I can maybe attend after that.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 8:11 PM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Looks like there's four people from Mefi that will be at The Allusionist on the 4th. Would still be up for something on the 2nd as well, though.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:39 AM on October 25, 2018

I’m inclined toward the fourth (with all due respect to those who cannot make it as easily or at all then). Partly this is because the 2nd is the second day that SCM will be taking reservations, I understand, so it might be a little more hectic. And for those few of us who face a two-hour-plus trip home after, better to get together a bit earlier on the Sunday than later on the Friday.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:59 PM on October 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

I'm singing in a concert at 4 on the 4th, but depending on when the meetup is, might be able to swing by after. The 2nd I could come to after 9.
posted by ilana at 10:35 AM on October 26, 2018

Looks like I'm free Sunday evening, but I'm slowly and unevenly recovering from a cold/flu/whatever so I'll have to make a game day decision.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:26 AM on November 1, 2018

Ahhhh, the 4th is Ms. PixieCat’s birthday.
posted by tantrumthecat at 9:06 AM on November 2, 2018

Firming up.
posted by seanmpuckett at 10:23 AM on November 2, 2018

Apparently they are now not taking reservations until the 5th, so I have been instructed to call tomorrow about an hour before arrival. Okay then.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:07 PM on November 3, 2018

I will hold the table under the traditional “Matt’s Birthday Party."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:10 PM on November 3, 2018

If you’re at The Allusionist, we’re up in the nosebleeds.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:30 AM on November 4, 2018

I am actually already here as some friends were coming here for dinner. Right at the front at the semi-circular table looking over Church Street.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:14 PM on November 4, 2018

On our way!
posted by ilana at 3:59 PM on November 4, 2018

Also en route!
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:06 PM on November 4, 2018

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