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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #100 on: December 05, 2015, 04:50:44 PM »
How many people are expected as part of the group? Do you have space for one more :)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #101 on: December 05, 2015, 04:55:41 PM »
@ mikes: I'm not sure how many we're expecting. Probably 5-8 or so. Everyone is welcome! Please come join us :) The 401 Games space is pretty big and I'm sure they'll accommodate us.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #102 on: December 05, 2015, 06:32:39 PM »
Come if you can! I'm excited to meet everyone.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #103 on: December 07, 2015, 11:53:49 AM »
I'll be there too! See you guys tomorrow!

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« Reply #104 on: December 07, 2015, 05:35:22 PM »
Toronto mmm meetup, take 2
December 8, 5:30pm
401 Games at 518 Yonge St


I could wear an orange construction jacket... should stand out enough - right?

See everyone tomorrow!

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« Reply #105 on: December 08, 2015, 01:33:10 PM »
I expect to arrive at Union for 5:15, then walk briskly to 401 games. According to Google, this will have me arrive fashionably late.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2015, 02:42:42 PM »
I just came online this afternoon to see if there was a meetup and to my surprise there is a meetup today.

Ill be at 401 games from about 5:30-7:00pm as long as I am invited.

Looking forward to meeting up with everyone!

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« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2015, 07:20:29 PM »
It was nice meeting everyone and the games were really fun! thanks for coming out

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« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2015, 09:24:15 PM »
Hey everyone it was fun - I even made it home without getting mugged in the big city. I had fun!
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« Reply #109 on: December 10, 2015, 05:19:39 AM »
After talking about how great the waterfront trail is, I got to thinking...

Would there be interest in a Toronto to Whitby bike ride in the late spring after things warm up? Without pinning down exact dates (I'm thinking late May/Early June), the day would look something like...

09h00 - Meet up around the Music Garden or similar location
09h30 - Ride east into the rising sun
10h30 - Rest stop around Rouge Park
11h30 - Rest stop around Ajax
12h30 - Arrive at My place - BBQ/Swim/Sit and tell lies.

Ride GO train or bike back to Toronto (your choice). GO trains are now on a 30 minute schedule on the Lakeshore east line, even on weekends, so transit is pretty derned good, and bikes are allowed 2 per car so getting home shouldn't be much of an issue. Any thoughts/feedback?
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #110 on: December 18, 2015, 06:28:46 PM »
Roughly how far is that? I think the farthest I've biked in one go has been 12km!
It sounds like fun though.

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« Reply #111 on: December 18, 2015, 09:36:44 PM »
You're in luck!!! Its 12 km!!

Then we stop for morning break. Then 12 km to second break. etc.

54 km total, but most people bike at 18 - 20 km/h so its only about a 2.5 - 3 hr ride.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #112 on: January 06, 2016, 02:55:03 PM »
I missed the last meetup. Will there be another one soon? I would prefer weekdays, since I work downtown.

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« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2016, 02:54:30 PM »
Would there be interest in a Toronto to Whitby bike ride in the late spring after things warm up? Without pinning down exact dates (I'm thinking late May/Early June), the day would look something like...

09h00 - Meet up around the Music Garden or similar location
09h30 - Ride east into the rising sun
10h30 - Rest stop around Rouge Park
11h30 - Rest stop around Ajax
12h30 - Arrive at My place - BBQ/Swim/Sit and tell lies.

I missed the Dec 2015 games room meeting, however.....
@Prospector, I would be very interested in a spring biking excursion as you described above.
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« Reply #114 on: January 09, 2016, 06:35:40 PM »
I missed the last meetup. Will there be another one soon? I would prefer weekdays, since I work downtown.

Feel free to suggest a meetup =)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #115 on: January 18, 2016, 01:05:22 PM »
Hi everyone! I just signed up for the forum hoping to find some fellow mustachians in and around Toronto!

They bike ride sounds AWESOME but please in the spring... LOL

How about some hot cider until then? Has anything been planned yet?
If not: I am happy to organize a meetup around Yonge & Bloor for late Jan / early Feb if anyone is up for it!

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« Reply #116 on: January 18, 2016, 01:48:20 PM »
Hi everyone! I just signed up for the forum hoping to find some fellow mustachians in and around Toronto!

They bike ride sounds AWESOME but please in the spring... LOL

How about some hot cider until then? Has anything been planned yet?
If not: I am happy to organize a meetup around Yonge & Bloor for late Jan / early Feb if anyone is up for it!

Also recently signed up and in Toronto. Happy to join fellow Moustachians in the city and help tag-team the organization of something as well!

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« Reply #117 on: January 18, 2016, 02:26:34 PM »
How about some hot cider until then? Has anything been planned yet?
If not: I am happy to organize a meetup around Yonge & Bloor for late Jan / early Feb if anyone is up for it!

I have not heard of anything being organized. I'm game.

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« Reply #118 on: January 18, 2016, 02:30:14 PM »
OF COURSE the bike ride is in the spring - waddayoupeople, crazy!?!?!

Hot cider is a pleasant idea. When & where guys?
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« Reply #119 on: January 18, 2016, 02:52:48 PM »
I'm good for hot cider after 5:30 at Bloor/Yonge on a weekday.  Week of Jan 25 I'm good except for the Thursday.  Ditto the week of Feb 1.
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« Reply #120 on: January 18, 2016, 04:08:33 PM »
That's awesome!

Does anyone have objections against "The Pilot"? They have cider. They may be able to heat it up too. :)

And how is Wednesday, January 27 at 6 pm?



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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #121 on: January 18, 2016, 04:52:42 PM »
Wednesdays I'm out since I be a cadet that night. But don't let that stop the rest of you from having fun.
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« Reply #122 on: January 18, 2016, 05:06:54 PM »
I am totally flexible!

The Pilot on Tuesday, January 26th ??

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #123 on: January 18, 2016, 05:11:12 PM »
I should be able to make either day.

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« Reply #124 on: January 20, 2016, 01:29:41 PM »
I am totally flexible!

The Pilot on Tuesday, January 26th ??

AWESOME
so let's go with
Tuesday, January 26th at 6pm
"The Pilot"
22 Cumberland Street
(north-west of Yonge&Bloor)

I hope to meet many awesome Mustachians!

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« Reply #125 on: January 20, 2016, 02:19:25 PM »
Awesome! I can make it and will bring a fellow Moustachian! See you all then!

Will there be a reservation?
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« Reply #126 on: January 20, 2016, 02:59:19 PM »
Fabulous!!!

Yes, if they take reservations I will make it under Mr. and Mrs. Mustache

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« Reply #127 on: January 23, 2016, 10:57:20 AM »
I am totally flexible!

The Pilot on Tuesday, January 26th ??

AWESOME
so let's go with
Tuesday, January 26th at 6pm
"The Pilot"
22 Cumberland Street
(north-west of Yonge&Bloor)

I hope to meet many awesome Mustachians!


I'll try to be there!

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« Reply #128 on: January 23, 2016, 11:27:24 AM »
I am totally flexible!

The Pilot on Tuesday, January 26th ??

AWESOME
so let's go with
Tuesday, January 26th at 6pm
"The Pilot"
22 Cumberland Street
(north-west of Yonge&Bloor)

I hope to meet many awesome Mustachians!


I'll try to be there!

That would be great!!!

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« Reply #129 on: January 23, 2016, 11:42:04 AM »
Momma just told me our boys are building Beaver Buggies that night, so i need to be on hand with winning strategies. You guys have a good time without me!
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« Reply #130 on: January 23, 2016, 11:47:08 AM »
Momma just told me our boys are building Beaver Buggies that night, so i need to be on hand with winning strategies. You guys have a good time without me!

Beaver Buggies win!!
Will you share a pic with us though?! :)

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« Reply #131 on: January 23, 2016, 11:55:00 AM »
Momma just told me our boys are building Beaver Buggies that night, so i need to be on hand with winning strategies. You guys have a good time without me!

Beaver Buggies win!!
Will you share a pic with us though?! :)

It will likely make it to either the blog or journal... everything ends up on one or the other.

Shameless self-promotion - I just started a seed swap (see link in signature) - please join in!!! Its brand new, but will only work with lots of participation!
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« Reply #132 on: January 23, 2016, 12:45:07 PM »
Momma just told me our boys are building Beaver Buggies that night, so i need to be on hand with winning strategies. You guys have a good time without me!

Beaver Buggies win!!
Will you share a pic with us though?! :)

It will likely make it to either the blog or journal... everything ends up on one or the other.

Shameless self-promotion - I just started a seed swap (see link in signature) - please join in!!! Its brand new, but will only work with lots of participation!

Awesome idea!!
You can have a bunch of my seeds ... if they are still good. I bought them last fall but have to admit that a north facing balcony without any sun is really hard ground for growing anything!

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« Reply #133 on: January 25, 2016, 07:48:04 AM »
OK all you Toronto Peeps - I need a report back here tomorrow. Maybe even a liveblog updating who is there and what is going on. building Beaver Buggies is exciting and all that, but I NEED to know how the meetup goes!
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« Reply #134 on: January 25, 2016, 04:16:11 PM »
Looking forward to seeing some friendly faces tomorrow!

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« Reply #135 on: January 25, 2016, 04:58:36 PM »
Looking forward to seeing some friendly faces tomorrow!

me toooooo!!!! :)

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« Reply #136 on: January 25, 2016, 06:02:25 PM »
Hey there,

Thanks, Mermaid3011, for the message about tomorrow's MMM meet-up.

I held off responding 'cause I wasn't sure whether I would be able to make it.  Some family stuff going on right now.

But, I think I might be able, though won't know for sure until just before hand.  I scanned through the thread quickly, and didn't see - is there a plan for how we'll recognize each other?  Is someone going to wear some outrageous colour or pattern, or a little sign for the table, or ...?

Will make every effort to be there, but if I don't make it then have a great time!
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« Reply #137 on: January 25, 2016, 06:11:19 PM »
Hey there,

Thanks, Mermaid3011, for the message about tomorrow's MMM meet-up.

I held off responding 'cause I wasn't sure whether I would be able to make it.  Some family stuff going on right now.

But, I think I might be able, though won't know for sure until just before hand.  I scanned through the thread quickly, and didn't see - is there a plan for how we'll recognize each other?  Is someone going to wear some outrageous colour or pattern, or a little sign for the table, or ...?

Will make every effort to be there, but if I don't make it then have a great time!

oh thats great! Yes try to come by! And I will see that I make a little tent card saying MMM :)

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« Reply #138 on: January 25, 2016, 09:38:36 PM »
Confirming my attendance for tmw! see y'all

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« Reply #139 on: January 26, 2016, 10:35:06 AM »
Confirming my attendance for tmw! see y'all

Awesome!!!

The reservation is made under the name "Money Mustache"


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« Reply #140 on: January 26, 2016, 08:07:11 PM »
I enjoyed the conversation tonight. Nice to meet you all!

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« Reply #141 on: January 26, 2016, 10:44:17 PM »
Quick late night log-in to say that I also enjoyed the meet-up, and would definitely try to make it to another one in future! 

It was surprisingly un-weird to sit around sharing details of financial hopes and dreams with a bunch of strangers ...
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« Reply #142 on: January 27, 2016, 05:26:43 AM »
Sounds like everyone had a great time! Surprisingly no photo evidence of any untoward behaviour in the Toronto crowd, which is a good thing.

For the Waterfront ride, I am Thinking that either the weekend before the May 24 or a weekend in June. Early May, the pool will still be cold - we have a heater, but its pricey to run. Then again if folks aren't concerned with using the pool, I won't be concerned with heating it. The weekend  of the May 24 are entirely booked already as is the weekend following it. We are a busy family.

There is enough time for another meetup before the ride - I am projecting 4-5 months out here, so if that happens I will do my damndest to be there for planning purposes. If there is not, I'll need to get some feedback here for what folks prefer with regards to dates and activity.

For reference, travelling with GO, your return trip to Toronto will cost you a maximum of $9.55 on the train.
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« Reply #143 on: January 27, 2016, 06:09:08 AM »
Great to see the people who were able to make it out last night and hear how they're choosing individual strategies that reflect their priorities & goals.

CSR - you're right, there is nothing stopping me from starting on my list of things, except my own self.  Which is why I need to resort to the type of self-talk I mentioned.  Knowing and doing are very separate things, plus I am a lazy person.  Almost any progress I make comes from figuring out how to make the lazy option the frugal one.  Thank you for the reminder.
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« Reply #144 on: January 27, 2016, 07:15:12 AM »
I had a lovely evening and am so glad we had such a nice bunch of people together!
thank you all!!

And agreeing with PJ - it was surprisingly not awkward to talk about finances and such!

It was really nice to meet like minded people with so many different backgrounds!

How about we shoot for another get together in March - possibly also for planning purposes to get together at Prospector's home in May/June?!

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« Reply #145 on: February 09, 2016, 01:04:39 PM »
Just signed up to the forum and disappointed to learn I've missed a recent Toronto meetup.
Living in downtown Toronto and working in the financial industry, it is somewhat challenging to find like-minded people.
Any plans for an upcoming meetup? Happy to assist with organizing!

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« Reply #146 on: February 09, 2016, 06:58:47 PM »
Just signed up to the forum and disappointed to learn I've missed a recent Toronto meetup.
Living in downtown Toronto and working in the financial industry, it is somewhat challenging to find like-minded people.
Any plans for an upcoming meetup? Happy to assist with organizing!

I'm downtown too. Organize it and they will come =)

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« Reply #147 on: February 10, 2016, 06:59:09 AM »

Not sure how big the Toronto MMM bunch is, but happy to host for drinks in my minimalist-yet-welcoming apartment.
Next 2 weeks are a bit nuts, but any day from Feb 25th onwards works for me.

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« Reply #148 on: February 10, 2016, 11:05:55 AM »
Last time there were 6 of us.  The time before, 10? 

Minimal overlap between events.
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« Reply #149 on: February 10, 2016, 12:12:36 PM »
Reasonable number. If people are ok with sitting on a combination of dining chairs / camping chairs / yoga mat / floor, my offer still stands!