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Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 18 Sep 2017, 05:21 »
Hello everyone!
So I've been exploring the western hemisphere, and one of my stopovers is in Toronto, where I'll be from the 25th to the 29th noon of this month. A bit of short notice, but I figured I'd meet up with and put some faces to the names of some of our illustrious AGSers. I'm not sure how many people actually are in or around Toronto at that time, so I figured a forum thread would be helpful.

I know that Catpuncher and Sylvr expressed interest. There's also Baron and Ryan Timothy who live around there? Or any other takers? :=
Since my timeframe is during the weekdays, I figured an evening meet-up would be more suitable for all the employed peoples- maybe meet up for a dinner meal or after-dinner hangout around 8 somewhere on a date that works for everyone?
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #1 on: 18 Sep 2017, 13:50 »
We do have yet to choose a specific date and place, but that can be done once we know who is able to make it. Let's say that we need final numbers by the end of this week?
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #2 on: 19 Sep 2017, 01:55 »
I could do the evening of the 29th, but probably not any time during the week.  I'm a ways outside the city. :~(

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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #3 on: 19 Sep 2017, 04:43 »
I could do the evening of the 29th, but probably not any time during the week.  I'm a ways outside the city. :~(
My flight out of Toronto is at 4:15pm on the 29th :(
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #4 on: 19 Sep 2017, 22:14 »
Welcome to my neck of the woods!

I certainly would love an AGS get together, but alas, I'll be working afternoon shift that week (2:45pm to 11pm). It's also a 2 hour drive from Toronto to my work, so it's very unlikely I would meet up before then. I also can't take any vacation time as I'll be quitting my job and going to college in Jan, and finances will be very very tight.

I wish you guys all the best, have a great time and have some poutine for me!

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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #5 on: 20 Sep 2017, 01:30 »
My flight out of Toronto is at 4:15pm on the 29th :(

Blast!  Once again Time, my arch-nemesis, has foiled my best laid plans!

....I'll be working afternoon shift that week (2:45pm to 11pm). It's also a 2 hour drive from Toronto to my work... have some poutine for me!

Poutine Party in Kitchener at 8am! ;-D

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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #6 on: 20 Sep 2017, 02:54 »
Poutine Party in Kitchener at 8am! ;-D
Errrr... would a morning meeting be more convenient for more people? :D
And I'll be based in Thornhill, so I'm not sure if that means anything for anyone else.
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #7 on: 20 Sep 2017, 03:13 »
I'm good almost any day. My newer teachers are all assholes about attendance and I don't really care, so it makes me want to skip their classes anyway. I'll probably be sleep deprived and a bit of an asshole myself though, don't mind me.
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #8 on: 21 Sep 2017, 01:24 »
Errrr... would a morning meeting be more convenient for more people? :D

Sorry Babar, but during the week is insanely busy this time of year.  But if you skip that flight thingy we're golden man.  Friday Freewheeling, Baby!  We'll put the Oh! back in T.O.  Waddaya say? :=

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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #9 on: 21 Sep 2017, 03:38 »
But it's paid for, and I'd lose all the money!
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #10 on: 21 Sep 2017, 15:57 »
While the *clock* says I can do mornings (I work a split shift), the actual timing of it would be risky since I'd be right in the thick of rush hour traffic into Toronto. Also, Baron, who would even be serving poutine that early? (laugh)
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #11 on: 21 Sep 2017, 22:13 »
Oh. Now I feel stupid. I completely forgot that next week is when my work schedule is changing from a Mon to Fri work weeks, back to a continental shift due to demand. Which means I will have this Mon, Tues and Fri off (edit: by "this" I mean next week's). Hmmm
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #12 on: 22 Sep 2017, 01:54 »
But it's paid for, and I'd lose all the money!

Not necessarily.  A witty fellow such as yourself, with dashing good looks and minty fresh breath to boot, can surely negotiate a deal with those flirtatious airline employees.  They're always overbooking flights anyway, so they'd probably be more than happy to oblige. 

But even if you do lose it all, can you really put a price on seeing Ryan Timothy drunk on fermented poutine gravy? :=

Also, Baron, who would even be serving poutine that early? (laugh)

You, Madame, have clearly not gone on enough all-night benders in Kitchener.  By morning the traffic arteries are practically choked with gravy and squeaky fresh cheese curds.  ;)

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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #13 on: 22 Sep 2017, 14:47 »
So.... it's Friday, who's in for next week? I'm cool any day of the week, but I can only leave after 6. Miiiight be able to leave earlier but I doubt it. Google maps says I'm about 40 mins away from "Thornhill", calculated from work. But I will be driving, so location is flexible too.

But based on what Ryan said, we are likely looking at Monday or Tuesday?

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By morning the traffic arteries are practically choked with gravy and squeaky fresh cheese curds.
Well that sounds delicious yet terrifying.
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #14 on: 23 Sep 2017, 02:32 »
Since I'm arriving Monday at 1pm (not counting customs, getting luggage, travelling to my host, etc), it might get a little hectic, so I'd prefer Tuesday, but if Monday is more convenient for everyone else involved, I can do that too.
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #15 on: 24 Sep 2017, 17:44 »
....Anybody? :confused:
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #16 on: 24 Sep 2017, 18:39 »
So is it currently a meetup of me, Sylvr, Catpunter and Ryan on Tuesday evening? Am I understanding that right?
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #17 on: 24 Sep 2017, 18:56 »
I don't believe either Catpunter or Ryan have confirmed though. :s
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #18 on: 24 Sep 2017, 19:03 »
Where and when on Tuesday? I live like, downtown Toronto and Thornhill is pretty far. Subway only stays open until 1:30am too, so I can't stay out too late.
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Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« Reply #19 on: 24 Sep 2017, 19:09 »
Yeahh.. we haven't even defined a place. Any ideas?
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