Toronto meetup at Ceili Cottage at Queen and Leslie
posted April 20, 2011 7:16 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu May 12 at 7:30 PM, Ceili Cottage
1301 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1C2, Canada (Map & Directions)
We are overdue for a meetup. The last one, at the Ben Wicks on Parliament, was fittingly genteel. Shall we try for the Leslieville pub with a warm interior and full menu? The Roy, 842 Queen East west of Logan (72 bus by TTC), Thursday, May 5, 2011, at say 19:30 hours? No, we’re doing it at the Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen East just east of Leslie, Thursday, May 12, 7:30 onward. (Queen streetcar. Jones 83 or Greenwood 31 buses; if you’re coming down after about 9:30, the 31B stops directly across the street at Alton and Queen.)
posted by joeclark to Meetup (57 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Arrrggggg, a MeFi meetup near me, ONE WEEK after I leave for Vancouver. *sighhh*
posted by Canageek at 6:19 AM on April 21, 2011

That looks promising! A definite maybe!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:03 AM on April 22, 2011

Mumbles bitterly about being stuck in Kingston.
posted by Phire at 12:38 PM on April 22, 2011

argh, would love to, but I start a summer job in Ottawa next week and will only be in Toronto on weekends
posted by iona at 2:02 PM on April 22, 2011

Another ARGH!! here. I'd love another Wicks-style meetup, but I may have a major deadline on May 6 that will have me working literally through the night. I'd be fine with something happening a week or so later, though, but if everything works out, I can make this one. Yeah, a definite maybe to go with the ARGH!

(I wouldn't complain about having it at the Ben Wicks again. Really.)
posted by maudlin at 6:17 PM on April 22, 2011

I should be able to make it after work...although depending on the results of the election I may be in the process of drinking myself into a stupor that week.
posted by The Card Cheat at 7:15 PM on April 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm in!
posted by tantrumthecat at 7:07 PM on April 23, 2011

Would love to come, but I have an ultimate game. If it's a late game I may try to stop by first. I too may be bent on drinking myself into oblivion that week.....
posted by Go Banana at 9:33 AM on April 24, 2011

I would like to be a little bit of an asshole, and say I don't really like the Roy, but would love something in the east end.
posted by PinkMoose at 1:21 PM on April 24, 2011

Finally another Toronto meetup...I'd love to go! But there is no way I could make it on a weekday. Bah. Oh wait, I meant ARGH!
posted by routergirl at 7:54 AM on April 25, 2011

Wish I could, but it's too close to my due date now. Catch up with y'all in a few months, hopefully!
posted by flex at 10:05 AM on April 25, 2011

Time seems lousy.

Push one week later?
posted by joeclark at 1:15 PM on April 25, 2011

Yes! A Toronto meetup is long overdue.
I vote for this one to happen.
I vote to push the date one week.
I vote for doing it during the weekend.
posted by McSly at 5:59 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

I agree with McSly, especially with this:
"I vote for doing it during the weekend."
posted by routergirl at 8:13 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

What she said about what he said. Joe, I know Thursdays are good for you, but can we try for a weekend?
posted by maudlin at 9:24 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

If'n it is on the weekend, I can be there! Except for the weekend of May 13th, that is.
posted by Acer_saccharum at 11:13 AM on April 27, 2011

Also, May 8th is mother's day, if that's a factor. Is Cellie Cottage too small?
posted by PinkMoose at 3:38 AM on April 28, 2011

If it's a week later (i.e. weekend of the 15th) I'll be in town apartment hunting.
posted by Phire at 4:02 AM on April 28, 2011

Ceiligh Cottage is possibly not a horrific choice.

I would like to be able to actually attend the whole thing. Every night is bad for somebody. Is what I’m saying.
posted by joeclark at 11:33 AM on April 28, 2011

A week later would be fine too!
posted by tantrumthecat at 3:11 PM on April 28, 2011

Ceiligh Cottage has Magners on tap. Hence, it is fabulous.
posted by Go Banana at 5:00 PM on April 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ceiligh Cottage is extremely do-able for me.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:46 PM on April 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thanks everyone. Everyone gets hugs.
posted by PinkMoose at 12:59 AM on April 29, 2011

I'd be happy to come. Let me know when and where!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 6:55 PM on April 30, 2011

(not may 14th, not may 14th, not may14th, not may 14th....)
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 8:52 PM on April 30, 2011

May 13th or May 15th?
posted by PinkMoose at 11:14 PM on April 30, 2011

Friday evening or Sunday afternoon?
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:53 AM on May 1, 2011


I want a Thursday.

Also, it turns out they use “Ceili” as their preferred spelling.
posted by joeclark at 1:07 PM on May 1, 2011

I still might be able to do a Thurs evening.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 1:45 PM on May 1, 2011

Also, it turns out they use “Ceili” as their preferred spelling.

Darn Irish! (There's a DH in it, dagnabbit!)
posted by Sys Rq at 4:32 PM on May 2, 2011

does the 12th work for everyone?
posted by PinkMoose at 9:28 PM on May 3, 2011

I can do the 12th at Ceili Cottage.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:16 AM on May 4, 2011

I won't be able to make it. I have class on Thursday nights. You guys have fun.
posted by McSly at 7:03 PM on May 6, 2011

We’ll get you next time, Marty McSly.
posted by joeclark at 10:03 AM on May 8, 2011

Confirmed: Ceili Cottage, Thursday the 12th at 7:30.

Can’t make it? Let’s also try for one on a day that isn’t Thursday in late June somewhere we haven’t been before. (Bloor West? Rosedale? St. Lawrence?)
posted by joeclark at 10:09 AM on May 8, 2011

I'm a maybe until I see how deadlines shake out this week.
posted by maudlin at 9:42 PM on May 9, 2011

I've been meaning to check out Ceili Cottage for ages, but the 12th is my wedding anniversary and I will be otherwise occupied that evening.
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:02 AM on May 10, 2011

My kid's school concert is that night. Perhaps after that.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 10:21 AM on May 10, 2011

Hunh. I might be in Toronto that day... put me down for a maybe.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:34 PM on May 10, 2011

I simply can't make it into town during the week. So... have fun, everyone! Maybe next time?
posted by Capt. Renault at 2:46 PM on May 10, 2011

I'm still a maybe, but deadlines are looking a little more lenient than they appeared earlier in the week. Crossing my fingers ...
posted by maudlin at 1:57 PM on May 11, 2011

just saw this now. wish i could will myself to trek to the east during the workweek but it is definitely not a good mental time for me to jump on subways and streetcars for most of an evening. bloor west village meetup sometime in the future would be amazing!
posted by tehloki at 5:54 PM on May 11, 2011

I asked. They don’t take reservations, but we should have one or more tables.
posted by joeclark at 10:43 AM on May 12, 2011

Argh! Still wrestling with deadlines. At the moment, I'm probably ending up there around 8.
posted by maudlin at 2:48 PM on May 12, 2011

So is anyone still going to be there at 9?
posted by maudlin at 4:14 PM on May 12, 2011

More revisions and a deadline that isn't going away. Sorry. I'm screwed. Have fun, guys.
posted by maudlin at 4:59 PM on May 12, 2011

8:15–8:40 PM: No MeFite sightings!

First one(s) over there MeMail me, or DM me on the Twitters, or, God forbid, just E-mail me in the regular way.
posted by joeclark at 5:48 PM on May 12, 2011

Sorry, Kif and I can't make it. We send hugs!
posted by soft and hardcore taters at 6:04 PM on May 12, 2011

I walked thru at about 9:10 but I had no idea who I was looking for amongst that crowd. So I'm back home now.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:30 PM on May 12, 2011

Argh, one might say.
posted by joeclark at 6:32 PM on May 12, 2011

Diagnosis: Interior packed to walls, queue for tables, patio viable till it gets too cold, but nobody (not even me) was there first with a MeFi banner that everyone else could see. IIRC we’ve never tried a meetup in such a confined space before.

I apologize, of course – see you at the next one‽
posted by joeclark at 6:37 PM on May 12, 2011

Where you in there, Joe?
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:37 PM on May 12, 2011

An hour before you were, CanadianGirl.

I’m sorry this happened.
posted by joeclark at 6:54 PM on May 12, 2011

Aw, craptacular. I am stuck here working on a remix that will be heard by... dozens.

Ben Wicks again? Late May, early June?
posted by tantrumthecat at 7:48 PM on May 12, 2011

(I have changed my tune regarding the Ben Wicks, and officially retract my snark about it from last year.)
posted by tantrumthecat at 7:49 PM on May 12, 2011

Crap. If I'd gotten there, I would have recognized Joe and probably could have deduced ThatCanadianGirl.

Yes, let's try the Ben Wicks again soon. I really liked it.

(Still besieged by deadlines, but I think I see light at the end of the tunnel ...)
posted by maudlin at 8:07 PM on May 12, 2011

Alternately, we could do the newly-relocated House On Parliament, just up the road from the Ben Wicks. Their new digs are quite nice and much roomier than their previous location.
posted by tantrumthecat at 8:51 PM on May 12, 2011

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