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Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« on: March 03, 2013, 04:31:57 PM »
I recognize this isn't the premier city to live inexpensively.

I find that other than rent, if you've got a bicycle, things are cheap. Cheap restaurants, plenty of inexpensive/free events. Inexpensive groceries if done right. Would love to meet some others with similar financial interests.

Myself, I love fixing things and cooking. Would love to learn how to make wine and share more of what I have.

Cheers,

Erich
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 05:11:45 PM »
Hey there,
I live in Mississauga, and I would love to meet up with like-minded individuals. It seems everyone in my area is only concerned with splurging on luxuries and living in cage-like suburban cliques.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 08:50:26 AM »
Hey,

I'm living in Toronto, and fairly inexpensively at that -- $1200/mo for a 2 bedroom -- though it involves putting up with the odd cockroach and a tiny kitchen.  On the bright side, we have tons of natural light and an awesome view of the CN Tower in the distance. 

I'm currently learning how to jar seasonal produce to preserve the harvest for the colder months.  I also subscribe to a CSA that brings me a box of fresh, local produce and a dozen free-range, small-flock eggs every other week. 

I'd also like to meet like-minded people, in Toronto or in the GTA (I'm originally from Burlington). 

Leanne

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 05:24:47 PM »
Hi!

I'm new to Toronto and new to the blog.  Would love to meet up with like-minded people who are working towards financial independence. 

Best wishes for 2014!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 07:30:03 AM »
Would also be interested in a meetup.  I live in York Region.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 04:26:07 PM »
I also live in Toronto.  I just started reading this blog and Canadian Couch Potato.  It would be interesting to hear how others are living in the same area. 

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 09:07:52 AM »
I live in Toronto too, and I think I'm there in terms of financial independence (although of course one can never be too sure). =) So, how do we go about arranging to meet up? Maybe some cafe near a subway station? Who'd be up for meeting on, say, March 8?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto? meetup ?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 11:27:24 AM »
Did anyone reply to the meetup suggested on 8 March?

We are interested on becoming FI living in Toronto, and I think is a hard job.

Thanks,

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 04:33:14 AM »
Wow, not too many in the GTA huh? I'm from Barrie myself and will not be able to make it. Good luck with the meetup. I only have a couple of articles left to read from the beginning. It's been great reading!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 10:39:01 AM »
I'm in Toronto as well. Was there any meeting arranged? I'd bet we're a pretty diverse bunch.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 07:44:53 AM »
Was recently in Oakville (extremely expensive), now living on border of Scarborough/Pickering.

Would be up to a get together... not a huge fan of sitting around in a circle chatting... but doing something while chatting is cool... billiards, bowling, poker :)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2014, 06:24:47 PM »
Hey everyone,
was hoping to see something like this. I live in west end (near etobicoke) but travel to scarborough north/york often. Can we arrange a meetup?
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 09:45:57 AM »
I live in Toronto proper, and would be interested in a meetup too!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2014, 04:05:33 PM »
I go to the area for work regularly and I'd like a meetup.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014, 06:48:02 AM »
I'm in the west GTA, definitely agreed that most people are concerned with getting the biggest home on the smallest lot, and financing the most amount of money for a flashy car. I've seen far too many young & middle aged people driving $50k + luxury vehicles here than anywhere else I've traveled!

I would love to meet up with like-minded individuals who practice FIRE!!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2014, 11:14:35 AM »
Just wanted to shout out to fellow Torontonians + GTA-ers, even if a meetup doesn't work out. Nice to meet you all and looking forward to reading about your financial journey elsewhere on the forum.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 09:48:14 AM »
Hey everyone, 2014 has been quite the year of change for me personally. Whether it be in terms of taking care of my health&fitness, looking into investing or thinking about what people actually do once they achieve financial independence, MMM played a significant part in awakening my own motivations.

If people are interested, I'd like to have a meetup sometime on the weekend of August 22-24, likely near Downtown Toronto although I do have a car as well. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, Pool hall/Board games at a cafe/small pub/lunch/beach. Let me know if you guys are interested!
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2014, 12:05:20 PM »
Hi everyone,
I'll be moving to Toronto in September for school and would love to do a meet up. I've never spoke to a mustachian in person!
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2014, 05:39:22 PM »
If people are interested, I'd like to have a meetup sometime on the weekend of August 22-24, likely near Downtown Toronto although I do have a car as well. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, Pool hall/Board games at a cafe/small pub/lunch/beach. Let me know if you guys are interested!
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Hey Barsky - I'm interested in a meet up too.  I keep watching the forum for dates and locations. 


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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2014, 10:56:18 AM »
I'm going to be at Cityfest on Saturday August 23 (near Front St W and Spadina Ave). The event is free and runs from 4pm-10pm. If anyone is interested in hanging out before it or wants to come check it out, send me a PM, thanks

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2014, 10:50:35 PM »
I'd be up for swapping some stories of a billiards game and a pint.  I'm not back in Toronto until mid Sept though.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2014, 10:41:10 AM »
Hey Torontonians,

Y'all are missing out on the total badassity of Hamilton, the birthplace of MMM himself. Everything is cheap here, and totally rad too. Right now there's a free 3 day art festival practically at my doorstep. Supercrawl!

This city is nowhere near as dangerous as it sounds; I promise... though that viral video of those losers beating up mall cops doesn't make us look good. -_____-;

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2014, 02:24:24 PM »
I'd be up for swapping some stories of a billiards game and a pint.  I'm not back in Toronto until mid Sept though.

Just seeing this now - I'd be up for this too. Anybody else interested in pool and beer send me a pm as well and I'll try to organize something.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2014, 07:15:52 PM »
Torontoians! Hellllllo

Been reading the MMM blog for a while but just discovered the forum. I'm also on RFD quite often ;)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2014, 07:40:01 AM »
Torontoians! Hellllllo

Been reading the MMM blog for a while but just discovered the forum. I'm also on RFD quite often ;)

+1 for RFD as long as you don't follow the "buy now, think later" mentality :)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2014, 10:29:23 PM »
Torontoians! Hellllllo

Been reading the MMM blog for a while but just discovered the forum. I'm also on RFD quite often ;)

+1 for RFD as long as you don't follow the "buy now, think later" mentality :)

Or go broke saving money (buying things you don't need) ;)
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2015, 06:52:12 AM »
I'm in Barrie. Would love to go to a meet up sometime.  Thread subscribed.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2015, 09:42:42 AM »
Hello Toronto/gta!

I would love to discuss how to live the frugal family life in toronto. Please share!

I love Toronto and have a terrific job but housing is killer! 

There are so few three bedroom rental apartments and affordable homes. I do like to live bedbug/ cockroach-free, I need quiet (not beside the train tracks) yet close to subway. (Am car free)

Housing is my issue, otherwise I don't spend lots.

Anyone have housing solutions? Do you think It is possible to do the RE of FIRE in toronto?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2015, 06:25:22 PM »
Yay for Club Ontario!! Its nice to see others nearby. (Oshawa/Whitby area)

If anyone is passing by, give me a shout! I'd love to meet others!
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2015, 04:59:08 PM »
TORONTO RISE UP.

Glad to see some people are like minded in the area. Anybody else have trouble navigating their bikes around the congested streets?

Super enthusiastic about FIRE, and would love to talk to people who aren't completely put off by the idea. Gimme a shout!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2015, 01:14:52 PM »
I'm interested in any meetups as well (although I post more on ERE than here though). I'm in West Toronto.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2015, 06:04:03 PM »
I would also come to a meetup. Weather is finally getting better too :)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2015, 08:39:19 PM »
Does High Park sound reasonable?
Does a June weekend make sense?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2015, 10:54:11 PM »
I'd love to go to a meetup in June! How about Saturday June 13? High Park?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2015, 03:45:35 AM »
June and High Park work for me, as does the 13th in particular :).

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2015, 07:44:16 AM »
June 13 is good for me as well

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2015, 07:57:51 AM »
I've never been to High Park - how kid-friendly is it? I think SWMBO is away on a guiding weekend that weekend, so I'm being Mr. Mom.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2015, 09:37:09 AM »
Hey Prospector - yes high park is pretty kid friendly, it's huge and your kids can run around. Though there are lots of dogs that come there, too, just fyi.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2015, 09:39:51 AM »
Here's the Official Meetup Announcement:

Date: Saturday June 13 2015
Time: 11am - 2pm (ish)
BYO Lunch/Snacks

If you're coming please reply here :)

In case it rains, I'll post here for details. We could go the next day.

I wanted to make a sticky post about this, what do y'all think of that?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2015, 11:56:46 AM »
I'd like to try making it out :) I know I'm going camping the weekend before that, but don't think I'm doing anything that weekend, though I'd have to check with the fiancee. I need to get better about keeping a calendar or something.

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« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2015, 02:51:46 PM »
Here's the Official Meetup Announcement:

Date: Saturday June 13 2015
Time: 11am - 2pm (ish)
BYO Lunch/Snacks

If you're coming please reply here :)

In case it rains, I'll post here for details. We could go the next day.

I wanted to make a sticky post about this, what do y'all think of that?

How do we find you? Is there a tent/banner/circus elephant/other landmark we look for? Is everyone wearing a red ballcap and blue t-shirt so we can identify each other?
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2015, 07:15:47 AM »
I recognize this isn't the premier city to live inexpensively.

I find that other than rent, if you've got a bicycle, things are cheap. Cheap restaurants, plenty of inexpensive/free events. Inexpensive groceries if done right. Would love to meet some others with similar financial interests.

Myself, I love fixing things and cooking. Would love to learn how to make wine and share more of what I have.

Cheers,

Erich

Not in Toronto, but live down the road in the Hammer - the original Home Town of MMM himself!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2015, 10:47:15 AM »
Hey,
I also subscribe to a CSA that brings me a box of fresh, local produce and a dozen free-range, small-flock eggs every other week. 
Could you tell us more about the CSA please?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2015, 02:49:54 PM »
Anything going on in the Area when MMM comes through the beginning of July?

I wanted to suggest something crazy like a MMM meet up at Canada's Wonderland for the Mustachians who get seasons passes/meal plans and take advantage of the super cheap family entertainment/food.  It's all basically free if you go more than 1-2 times with food being free after the 4th time.  As long as your don't have to travel far to get there the more you go the cheaper it gets. :-)

I'll be there with my 5 kids the whole week of June 29th-July 6th anyway if anyone wants to meet up there for some fun MMM discussions.

Message me or reply if your interested.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2015, 04:01:34 PM »
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How do we find you?

Prospector - sorry for not replying sooner. Apparently the notify feature does not work so well :/

Anyway, I'll wear bright yellow - highligher yellow - pants so everyone can recognize me. Does that work? I'll also post a link to a map with a marker to where I'll be (not decided yet, but thinking by the bigger cherry blossom area).

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« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2015, 04:07:47 PM »
OK - I'm planning on Biking in from Durham Region - if anyone wants to join me it should be a nice ride along the waterfront. If its not, well, the GO train is right next to the trail.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2015, 04:20:16 PM »
Here's the Official Meetup Announcement:

Date: Saturday June 13 2015
Time: 11am - 2pm (ish)
BYO Lunch/Snacks

If you're coming please reply here :)

In case it rains, I'll post here for details. We could go the next day.

I wanted to make a sticky post about this, what do y'all think of that?

I'll be there.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2015, 12:13:42 PM »
Here's the Official Meetup Announcement:

Date: Saturday June 13 2015
Time: 11am - 2pm (ish)
BYO Lunch/Snacks

If you're coming please reply here :)

In case it rains, I'll post here for details. We could go the next day.


I plan on coming too.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2015, 03:43:17 PM »
Here's the Official Meetup Announcement:

Date: Saturday June 13 2015
Time: 11am - 2pm (ish)
BYO Lunch/Snacks

If you're coming please reply here :)

In case it rains, I'll post here for details. We could go the next day.

I wanted to make a sticky post about this, what do y'all think of that?



I'm going to try to be there.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2015, 12:37:08 PM »
Here's the Official Meetup Announcement:

Date: Saturday June 13 2015
Time: 11am - 2pm (ish)
BYO Lunch/Snacks

If you're coming please reply here :)

In case it rains, I'll post here for details. We could go the next day.

I wanted to make a sticky post about this, what do y'all think of that?

Sounds like fun! I'll try to make it as well :)