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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #200 on: April 15, 2016, 07:47:14 AM »
OK in like flynn. Just confirming that I will be there. Only remaining question is whether I bike in (2.5 hrs, could mean late arrival) or hop a train.

Is there secure bike parking in your building?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #201 on: April 17, 2016, 04:16:35 AM »
Hey guys, I'm in Toronto and would love to come to a meetup. It sounds like they're fairly regular! I don't think I can make it to Monday's, but can I be in the loop for the next meetup?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #202 on: April 17, 2016, 10:54:18 AM »
Ok, not lemon squares, but I'll bring a Black Label fizzy drink instead.

Mmm_Donuts - I'm sorry we won't have a chance to meet each other this time.  Perhaps the next one will work out for both of us.

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« Reply #203 on: April 17, 2016, 10:52:23 PM »
Looking forward to seeing everyone who've confirmed!
Just a quick follow up on prospector's questions -
1. no courtyard in building (still a construction area) but if we really want to be outside, it is less than 5min walk to the waterfront, we can opt for spontaneity.
2. no secure bike area in building but been told there's a bike rack in the back area outside of the building (it's a temp accommodation for me, so not that familiar with all the "features").
See you soon,
Michal
 

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #204 on: April 18, 2016, 08:22:35 PM »
Thanks for hosting again, Michal! We will certainly miss the view of the water =)

As promised, I've started a Facebook group so we no longer have to refer to each other as our screen names and can remember each other's faces! I've kept the group "Closed" for now, so you can request to be added, but can certainly shift it to "Secret" once it matures (at that point, we'd have to issue invites).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1006618562766133/

Also open to names more creative than "Toronto MMM Community". Part of me thought about going left and calling it "MMM...muffins" like that old defunct muffin chain.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #205 on: April 18, 2016, 08:53:19 PM »
Thanks for hosting again, Michal! We will certainly miss the view of the water =)

As promised, I've started a Facebook group so we no longer have to refer to each other as our screen names and can remember each other's faces! I've kept the group "Closed" for now, so you can request to be added, but can certainly shift it to "Secret" once it matures (at that point, we'd have to issue invites).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1006618562766133/

Also open to names more creative than "Toronto MMM Community". Part of me thought about going left and calling it "MMM...muffins" like that old defunct muffin chain.

Join me up!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #206 on: April 18, 2016, 08:54:18 PM »
Thanks Michal - Loved the condo and views. Even had me thinking about selling the kids and moving downtown.

Great event and a great host!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #207 on: April 18, 2016, 10:06:18 PM »
Another successful meetup! Lots of great discussion and nice to put faces to screen names. Thanks for hosting us again Michalit20. The sunset was beautiful from the balcony.

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« Reply #208 on: April 18, 2016, 10:19:23 PM »
Thanks to everyone who came, I had so much fun hosting, seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones. Loving this evolving community!
And thank you all for showing up with yummy treats for the group. My coworkers will be enjoying lots of leftovers tomorrow :)
To the person who brought homemade cookies in a ziplock bag - not sure what your forum user name is and did not notice the cookies until everyone left, but they are absolutely delicious (and my coworkers are not getting any of them - keeping all to myself!)
Again, thanks everyone, looking forward to the next one!!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #209 on: April 19, 2016, 08:18:03 AM »
Thanks for hosting Michal.

It was great talking with the people I did have a chance to connect with, and I'm sorry I wasn't able to stay longer and chat with the rest of you guys.  Next time!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #210 on: April 19, 2016, 09:17:39 AM »
Err, that was probably me. Chocolate oatmeal with a hint of coconut? Sadly they were not as moist yesterday as they were on the weekend, but it was an experiment :).


Moist or not - they're yummy! :)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #211 on: April 19, 2016, 09:52:55 AM »
Thanks again for hosting Michal!
It was good catching up with you guys.

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« Reply #212 on: April 19, 2016, 03:53:02 PM »
Michal, thank you so much for hosting last night. My first meet-up and I look forward to another.  Surprised(don't know why) how diverse we are-value different things, different opinions on what is important to spend money on---- it was great! 
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #213 on: April 30, 2016, 04:28:03 PM »
How about going to play games at 401 Games for our next meetup? Maybe one evening on the week of May 16 - 21?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #214 on: April 30, 2016, 05:31:02 PM »
I can do Monday, but the rest of the week is booked for work.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #215 on: April 30, 2016, 06:34:12 PM »
Another Torontonian here!

24 yo, work in financial services and hope to retire by 30 :)

Down for May meetup!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #216 on: May 02, 2016, 09:48:36 AM »
I'm down, but busy Monday through Wednesday these days in the evening due to some night classes... I can stop by very late (post-9PM probably).

Another idea for the future: Wednesdays are free nights at the AGO! (but Games first!)

FYI, also shared this update to the FB group.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #217 on: May 02, 2016, 10:10:51 AM »
So far looks like Monday, May 16 is winning.

How about throwing in a couple of Thursdays in our list of possible dates for tomatops?

The choices:
Thursday, May 12
Monday, May 16
Thursday, May 26

vivibot - do those work for you?
plainjane - can you make either Thursday, or only Monday?

Everyone else- when you reply can you say which date(s) work(s) for you? Thanks :)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #218 on: May 02, 2016, 11:02:11 AM »
plainjane - can you make either Thursday, or only Monday?

I can do all those days.  It is just the 17-19 that were booked for work.

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« Reply #219 on: May 02, 2016, 06:26:48 PM »
How about going to play games at 401 Games for our next meetup? Maybe one evening on the week of May 16 - 21?

I'll be there!

Any day works for me

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #220 on: May 04, 2016, 04:49:16 AM »
So far looks like Monday, May 16 is winning.

How about throwing in a couple of Thursdays in our list of possible dates for tomatops?

The choices:
Thursday, May 12
Monday, May 16
Thursday, May 26

vivibot - do those work for you?
plainjane - can you make either Thursday, or only Monday?

Everyone else- when you reply can you say which date(s) work(s) for you? Thanks :)

Those all work for me!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #221 on: May 04, 2016, 06:49:12 AM »
Good to go on either of those Thursdays!

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« Reply #222 on: May 04, 2016, 07:12:45 AM »
Woohoo! Let's do the Thursday, May 26th since more people can come, and it'll give time for other people to find out about it :)
It'll be at 401 Games. How about 5:30pm?

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« Reply #223 on: May 04, 2016, 09:36:44 AM »
Woohoo! Let's do the Thursday, May 26th since more people can come, and it'll give time for other people to find out about it :)
It'll be at 401 Games. How about 5:30pm?

Sounds great.  Looking forward to seeing people there.

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« Reply #224 on: May 05, 2016, 01:06:18 AM »
Woohoo! Let's do the Thursday, May 26th since more people can come, and it'll give time for other people to find out about it :)
It'll be at 401 Games. How about 5:30pm?

Count me in.  :-)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #225 on: May 05, 2016, 06:36:17 AM »
We are go on my end for May 26th at 5:30!

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« Reply #226 on: May 05, 2016, 04:44:28 PM »
I'd like to join you, but I won't know for sure until closer to the date.

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« Reply #227 on: May 05, 2016, 10:07:40 PM »
Woohoo! Let's do the Thursday, May 26th since more people can come, and it'll give time for other people to find out about it :)
It'll be at 401 Games. How about 5:30pm?

Shoot! That's the one day in the entire month I can't attend. Alumni event.

Maybe next time! Btw, there's a game night every Wed/Thurs alternating with a meetup group i'm part of if anyone is interested in a weekly event.

Here: http://www.meetup.com/Random-activity-group-20s/events/230059410/
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« Reply #228 on: May 17, 2016, 01:01:23 PM »
I'm in for May 26th.
Don't know most North American board games, so might be a steep learning curve :)

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« Reply #229 on: May 19, 2016, 09:04:55 AM »
I'm in for May 26th.
Don't know most North American board games, so might be a steep learning curve :)

We'll teach you =)

(not to mention the best ones are all from across the globe!)

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« Reply #230 on: May 24, 2016, 01:44:19 PM »
I'm in for May 26th.
Don't know most North American board games, so might be a steep learning curve :)

We'll teach you =)

(not to mention the best ones are all from across the globe!)

Thanks tomatops :)
See everyone there!

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« Reply #231 on: May 25, 2016, 09:30:13 AM »
FYI all torontonians...

A free bike ride in Mississauga this fall: http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=803985&q=1037572040&qz=52bd9d

Could be fun to enter as a "team"

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« Reply #232 on: May 26, 2016, 08:00:02 AM »
Cool if I join too?

Long time reader of MMM, just new to the forum.  Would love to meet like minded MMM-type people in Toronto, often feels like it's a city without many...

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #233 on: May 26, 2016, 08:34:24 AM »
Of course TB! All are welcome.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #234 on: May 26, 2016, 11:02:18 AM »
Will try to make it as well

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« Reply #235 on: May 26, 2016, 11:21:47 AM »
Shoot, sorry all, kiddo is sick so I need to miss tonight.  Have fun and hopefully I can make the next one!

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« Reply #236 on: May 26, 2016, 03:55:13 PM »
You guys don't want the ick I'm carrying around, so I'll save you the $25 in Tylenol cold & flu meds by not attending.

Hopefully next time!

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« Reply #237 on: May 26, 2016, 08:40:13 PM »
Great time all. The Facebook group I talked about is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1006618562766133/

Just so we all remember the names and faces and can receive notifications if you don't follow this forum as closely =)

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« Reply #238 on: May 27, 2016, 06:41:21 PM »
Great time last night. Nice to meet you all. Looking fwd to the next one

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« Reply #239 on: August 16, 2016, 08:40:34 PM »
Bumping this to the top since there hasn't been any activity lately. Would love to see some new and familiar faces at the next meetup!

I was talking to another forum Member today and thought I'd share the same info here.

Here are some resources and additional reading material:

Real Estate and Personal Finance (daily blog, good content, witty)
http://www.greaterfool.ca/

ERE - Another early retirement / lifestyle blog with a forum (they recycle the blog posts, but there are good links all around the website)
http://earlyretirementextreme.com/

RFD - Consumer Savy forum, with a wide range of topics including Personal Finance, Investing, Real Estate, Travel etc. Very active with lots of members.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/

We Are Wearables Toronto (Meetup) - Demos, Guest Speakers, Cool event.
https://www.meetup.com/Wearable-Wednesday-Toronto/events/232919136/

Next event: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
MaRS Discovery District
101 College St, , Toronto, ON

HackerNest Tech Social Toronto - "Canada's largest tech community" - Developers, Start up founders, recruiters etc. Networking, industry type event
https://www.meetup.com/HackerNest/

Tech in Motion - Tech Networking similar to Hackenest
https://www.meetup.com/techinmotiontoronto/

Random Activity Group - Social events with young people
https://www.meetup.com/Random-activity-group-20s/

eCommerce Toronto - excellent guest speakers, very educational talks
https://www.meetup.com/eCommerceToronto/

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #240 on: August 24, 2016, 06:35:55 PM »
Posting this link to help Spam for prospector: Ontario's Own Camp Mustache 2017 also because I thought it'd be nice to follow see what's going in my old neck of the woods.

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« Reply #241 on: August 24, 2016, 08:24:49 PM »
CanuckExpat, when will you be in Toronto?  I know it's not as exciting as a Camp Mustache, but maybe a meet up you could attend would still be fun?

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« Reply #242 on: August 25, 2016, 12:38:24 PM »
CanuckExpat, when will you be in Toronto?  I know it's not as exciting as a Camp Mustache, but maybe a meet up you could attend would still be fun?

That would be fun, and was the reason I was posting to follow in this thread.
Our plan is to spend a bit of time in Toronto in the fall, decompressing and relaxing with friends and family before we make our way slowly south.. but, if we don't detach from work in time and it looks like there'd already be freezing and snow, there's a chance we'd go to the southwest instead and chase the good weather before making our way back up for our extended break.

So depends on the weather, and how fast we get around to quitting :)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #243 on: September 09, 2016, 07:41:46 AM »
Hello,

Just checking in. New to this forum.

25M living in liberty village (with roommates of course). Actively working towards FIRE.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #244 on: September 09, 2016, 08:08:04 AM »
Welcome ardonn - The toronto crowd is a pretty cool group, I'm glad you posted. It reminds me that we are behind on having an activity. Should we assemble the clan for another games night soon??

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« Reply #245 on: September 10, 2016, 10:13:11 AM »
Welcome ardonn - The toronto crowd is a pretty cool group, I'm glad you posted. It reminds me that we are behind on having an activity. Should we assemble the clan for another games night soon??

iM in!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #246 on: September 14, 2016, 04:28:47 AM »
How does the week of Oct 17 look for people?  Any days that are a no-go?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #247 on: September 14, 2016, 04:57:20 AM »
I may be available on Tuesday that week - if I can bring my kid.

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« Reply #248 on: September 15, 2016, 09:14:56 AM »
I can do any day that week except for the Thursday.

Will share the call for times with the FB group!

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« Reply #249 on: September 16, 2016, 09:51:31 PM »
I may be available on Tuesday that week - if I can bring my kid.
kids are always welcome!