Toronto Patio Meetup
posted May 10, 2011 11:17 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 11 at 8:00 PM, Bedford Academy
36 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R, Canada (Map & Directions)
Sooooo... apparently this shit weather is supposed to be leaving us, making way for what is going to be a very dry and hot summer. I was thinking a patio evening might be in order on Saturday June 11th.
I'm thinking west end, or at the very least NOT east of Yonge. I just gave a call to the Bedford Academy at like Bedford and Bloor, and they'll take patio reservations for a Saturday. Happy to hear any other suggestions for a patio which we can book. Actually, come to think of it, wasn't this where we had that meetup with Jessamyn a couple years back?

I changed this to confirmed so we can gauge the number of people coming and reserve accordingly. Does 8pm sound about right?
posted by gman to Meetup (54 comments total)

Mapquest? /snickers

But yeah, I'm down for this. The location looks awesome.
posted by Phire at 11:26 AM on May 10, 2011

Yes, this is where we had the Jessamyn meetup. Although it wasn't on the patio because it was cold, if I recall. We were in the front echo chamber doing our best to get funkaioshi to start a fight with his camera flash.

That's the day after my birthday, as it happens. I'll talk to the missus.
posted by Brockles at 11:28 AM on May 10, 2011

Inskies. Someone remind me, kay?
posted by SassHat at 11:39 AM on May 10, 2011

This is Mrs Brockles saying that unless he objects, we'll be there!
posted by routergirl at 11:42 AM on May 10, 2011

I have no idea who Mrs. Brockles is, but I really hope that Mr. and Mrs. routergirl can make it out. It's my birthday a few days earlier so let's get debauched together.
posted by gman at 11:50 AM on May 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

My birthday was several months ago, so I'll pencil this in as inter-birthday debauchery (observed).
posted by maudlin at 12:02 PM on May 10, 2011

Well, for that, Mrs Brockles is sure as balls driving there and back. Deffo.
posted by Brockles at 12:02 PM on May 10, 2011

wendy BD and I should be good for then, and no arguments here with the Bedford.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:09 PM on May 10, 2011

gman is a gentleman and a scholar. I am FULLY IN FAVOUR of this.
posted by the dief at 12:16 PM on May 10, 2011

I'm a big fan of Mr. routergirl. Brockles, however....

(It's my birthday on the 8th, ha. Birthday bonanza!)
posted by Phire at 12:44 PM on May 10, 2011

I can't find the memo, now. Is it ok or not ok to kick cheeky people in the shins (if they happen to be a girl)?

I'm fuzzy on that whole side of social interaction.
posted by Brockles at 12:51 PM on May 10, 2011

We’re already meeting this Thursday. I think 30 elapsed days is a tad quick.

No fucking Annex dives.
posted by joeclark at 2:02 PM on May 10, 2011

Does that preclude our birthday fest then? No?

And the last thing I would do is fuck an annex dive. Sounds like that'd hurt.
posted by Brockles at 2:06 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

I know the meetup details are good once Joe has chimed in to tell us both the timing and location suck. Shall I turn this from proposed to confirmed?
posted by gman at 2:11 PM on May 10, 2011 [3 favorites]

Lots of us can't make the meet-up on Thursday and would love a weekend meet-up to compensate.

Why won't you let me hang with the cool kids?
posted by Phire at 2:42 PM on May 10, 2011 [3 favorites]

I'm in!
posted by FishBike at 3:18 PM on May 10, 2011

Wait. Are you saying we're not the cool kids?
posted by Brockles at 3:25 PM on May 10, 2011

30 days elapsed is a tad quick.

Clearly you are unfamiliar with Chicago rules; looks like mefites there meet up about three times a week.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:00 PM on May 10, 2011

Seriously, did someone just call the Bedford Academy a dive? Have you ever even seen The Bedford Academy, Joe? It's about the least diviest place on the face of the Earth. It's not even one of those faux hipster dives.
posted by jacquilynne at 4:30 PM on May 10, 2011

Also, I'd be in for this. Make it official, gman, so I can push the pretty buttons.
posted by jacquilynne at 4:33 PM on May 10, 2011

I'm up for this, if I don't have to attend a four year old's birthday party (which may involve the Zoo).
posted by Capt. Renault at 5:35 PM on May 10, 2011

I'm in too.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:20 PM on May 10, 2011

Tragedy. I think I'm in London for a Wedding!

The Bedford academy is a nice spot. It's roomy and central and on the subway line. Also, I think we can meet up more frequently than once a month. It sounded like plenty of people couldn't make the middle o nowhere meetup, last I checked that thread.

I need to start planning meetups in Scarborough and bitching about how the Bubble Tea at the Roy sucks and that there is a whole other world East of Victoria Park, why won't you people listen!
posted by chunking express at 7:33 PM on May 10, 2011

I'm a maybe :)
posted by cranberrymonger at 9:22 PM on May 10, 2011

Brockles: "Wait. Are you saying we're not the cool kids?"

No no I was saying that you guys are the cool kids but I can't go to the other meetup and joe doesn't want this meetup to happen so clearly he wants to keep the cool kids cool and keep people like me out of it and I just killed the joke didn't I.
posted by Phire at 10:11 PM on May 10, 2011

I'm in!
posted by althanis at 5:55 AM on May 11, 2011

1. Ceili Cottage is not the middle of nowhere (why can't the East get no respect?)
2. The Bedford is not a dive (it's almost too swanky for my liking!)
3. Can't we all just get along???

I'm a maybe. Looking doubtful for this Thursday now due to sick child so might hit this instead.
posted by Go Banana at 6:02 AM on May 11, 2011

Can't make either. Have fun!
posted by typewriter at 6:21 AM on May 11, 2011

I was just being a dick. I do that every so often.
posted by chunking express at 9:01 AM on May 11, 2011

I will most likely be there as well.
posted by McSly at 9:56 AM on May 11, 2011

I can't make it this Thursday (as I will be on my way to Chicago), so June 11 works much better for me. As does the west end.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:12 PM on May 11, 2011

posted by Schlimmbesserung at 5:15 PM on May 11, 2011

I think I'm in...
posted by sevenyearlurk at 6:55 PM on May 11, 2011

Hope to attend one of these in the future but not this weekend.
posted by radiocontrolled at 9:56 AM on May 13, 2011

Damn...that's the one Saturday night in June I'm spoken for.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:21 AM on May 16, 2011

Seeing as Ceili Cottage was a bust, I'm in.

Joe, not to pick on you (you were a great host at the Ben Wicks and I enjoyed talking with you), but: what do you not like about the Annex?
posted by tantrumthecat at 10:47 AM on May 16, 2011

I made a reservation on the patio under "Metafilter" for 25, which they said is give or take five people. I can add or subtract from it as numbers firm up, and they're happy to move us inside if it's a shitty evening. Right on.
posted by gman at 4:37 PM on May 17, 2011

I'm planning to come, but I'm a flake so I "maybe"d.
posted by Acer_saccharum at 11:41 AM on May 20, 2011

I forgot about this for awhile and then i found mefi IRL alerts and things were good
posted by tehloki at 5:35 PM on May 26, 2011

Sorry - I have to take a raincheck. I just realized I will be in Montreal for the F1 that weekend. Next time.
posted by troll on a pony at 9:26 PM on May 26, 2011

I just wanted to put this bad boy back on everyone's radars and Recent Activity pages. :)
posted by cranberrymonger at 9:34 AM on June 5, 2011

Have to bow out, family obligations :(
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve at 8:13 AM on June 6, 2011

I still plan to be there. No deadlines on Sundays, thank God.
posted by maudlin at 9:25 PM on June 6, 2011

I am still a maybe, but a later maybe (having dinner down the way at my brother's in Yorkville earlier) so no need to include me in any reservation plans.
posted by Go Banana at 5:15 PM on June 7, 2011

I'm maybeing on this because SassHat says she's going but I will find out for truths when we have brunch earlier in the day. If she's there, I'm (probably) there.
posted by Felicity Rilke at 9:51 PM on June 9, 2011

Cool. I put us down for 30 people as I assume not everyone will be there at the exact same time. Hopefully the weather holds up, otherwise we'll be inside. I'll do my best to be there around 8ish. Reservation is under "Metafilter". See y'all tomorrow!
posted by gman at 1:48 PM on June 10, 2011

Sorry, everyone. There's a birthday party for a four year old who Will Not Be Denied.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:11 PM on June 10, 2011

Dang it, I'm out. :(

Next time for sure.
posted by tantrumthecat at 7:25 PM on June 10, 2011

Mild revision to "Will be there, but will be late." See you crazy diamonds at 9pm.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 8:30 AM on June 11, 2011

I will most likely also be late, as I have to move my computer components out of one ATX case and into another and it's taking longer than I expected (rebuilding video card fan/heatpipe enclosure AGAIN)
posted by tehloki at 4:14 PM on June 11, 2011

It looks like I'll be about :45 late. Hooray for awkwardness!
posted by thisjax at 4:18 PM on June 11, 2011

Mr. Routergirl and I are still coming, but we may be an hour or so late.
posted by routergirl at 4:59 PM on June 11, 2011

Sorry I couldn't make it, but I had a crazy busy day. I assume it has been a blast, 'cause there aren't any reports yet :P
posted by Chuckles at 10:50 PM on June 11, 2011

That was a nice evening, at a nice location, with a bunch of nice people. I stayed ridiculously late by my standards (midnight or so) and there were still quite a few MeFites there at that time. I'm looking forward to the next meetup!
posted by FishBike at 7:07 AM on June 12, 2011

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