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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #250 on: September 17, 2016, 05:14:30 AM »
Um... wrench in the plans. Just bought a property in Belleville and closing is on the 15th. Looks like a meetup would be difficult that week... unless its in Belleville and you all bring shovels and hammers.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #251 on: October 16, 2016, 07:46:00 PM »
Any plans to meet coming up? Where do you all usually meet?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #252 on: October 17, 2016, 07:31:18 PM »
How does the week of Oct 17 look for people?  Any days that are a no-go?

This week was penciled in but haven't seen anything firm planned. We usually meet downtown. We've met at a boardgame cafe a couple times, and someone's condo as well.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #253 on: October 18, 2016, 07:22:24 PM »
How does the week of Oct 17 look for people?  Any days that are a no-go?

This week was penciled in but haven't seen anything firm planned. We usually meet downtown. We've met at a boardgame cafe a couple times, and someone's condo as well.

Either one is fine for me, but suppose I shouldn't propose someone's condo :) Boardgame cafe.. anytime this week or next?
I'm relatively free.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #254 on: October 18, 2016, 07:27:38 PM »
How does the week of Oct 17 look for people?  Any days that are a no-go?
This week was penciled in but haven't seen anything firm planned. We usually meet downtown. We've met at a boardgame cafe a couple times, and someone's condo as well.
Either one is fine for me, but suppose I shouldn't propose someone's condo :) Boardgame cafe.. anytime this week or next?
I'm relatively free.

This week became impossible for me, which is why I never set a date.  Next week is good for the Boardgame cafe.  Anyone have a preferred day of the week or a no-go?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #255 on: October 19, 2016, 08:06:44 PM »
I probably have too much going on next week to make it to a meet up.  If there's any interest in meeting the week after next I could do that (except Halloween).

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« Reply #256 on: October 21, 2016, 06:06:21 PM »
How does the week of Oct 17 look for people?  Any days that are a no-go?

This week was penciled in but haven't seen anything firm planned. We usually meet downtown. We've met at a boardgame cafe a couple times, and someone's condo as well.

Either one is fine for me, but suppose I shouldn't propose someone's condo :) Boardgame cafe.. anytime this week or next?
I'm relatively free.

Haha someone's condo was offered by the host. Turned out to be 2 of the better meetups I've been to. We each brought some snacks/drinks, and talked for hours overlooking Lake Ontario. We're totally spoiled now, but I guess we can settle for boardgames at a cafe =)

I'm mostly free on most days

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #257 on: November 05, 2016, 05:47:53 PM »
How about this week, while CanuckExpat is still in town?  I can do Wed, Thu, or Fri evening (or Tue, but maybe it's better to sit at home, wringing my hands over the election?)

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #258 on: November 05, 2016, 06:19:07 PM »
How about this week, while CanuckExpat is still in town?  I can do Wed, Thu, or Fri evening (or Tue, but maybe it's better to sit at home, wringing my hands over the election?)

I'm good all those days.

401 Games upstairs room?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #259 on: November 05, 2016, 06:19:38 PM »
Sorry to sidetrack this Okits - I just wanted to point everyone the announcement on the Ontario Camp Mustache thread.

If you are a Couch Potato, this is HUGE!!!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #260 on: November 06, 2016, 07:42:28 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion. All those days, and any time during those days, sounds good to me, as does the location. Is afterwork best for most people?

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« Reply #261 on: November 06, 2016, 02:10:36 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion. All those days, and any time during those days, sounds good to me, as does the location. Is afterwork best for most people?

Based on this, I'm going to suggest Wednesday at 5:30, people join as they can.

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« Reply #262 on: November 06, 2016, 09:07:59 PM »
Based on this, I'm going to suggest Wednesday at 5:30, people join as they can.

Great. To confirm: Wednesday Nov 9th, 5:30 PM at 401 Games @ 518 Yonge St?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #263 on: November 07, 2016, 05:09:51 AM »
Wednesday is Cadets. You guys have fun!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #264 on: November 07, 2016, 08:23:30 AM »
Wednesday is Cadets. You guys have fun!

Sorry to miss you Prospector.

CanuckExpat - yes, confirmed.  Wednesday Nov 9th, 5:30 PM at 401 Games @ 518 Yonge St  (the upstairs room)  There is a $3 admission.

I have sent a bunch of PMs to people who have previously been active in the thread.  Hopefully some of them are able to join as well.
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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #265 on: November 07, 2016, 06:01:53 PM »
I'll be there!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #266 on: November 07, 2016, 06:16:46 PM »
This is my first meet up - how will I recognize the group?  Anyone bringing an MMM sign?

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #267 on: November 08, 2016, 06:25:35 AM »
Generally people just wander around asking until they find the right table, and sometimes two tables form before someone realizes what happened :)

I'll try to actually have a sign this time.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #268 on: November 08, 2016, 06:27:07 AM »
This is my first meet up - how will I recognize the group?  Anyone bringing an MMM sign?

If you wear a construction coat, folks will wave you over.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #269 on: November 09, 2016, 03:37:26 PM »
I'm running late but on my way!

Wednesday is Cadets. You guys have fun!

Sorry to miss you Prospector.

CanuckExpat - yes, confirmed.  Wednesday Nov 9th, 5:30 PM at 401 Games @ 518 Yonge St  (the upstairs room)  There is a $3 admission.

I have sent a bunch of PMs to people who have previously been active in the thread.  Hopefully some of them are able to join as well.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #270 on: November 09, 2016, 05:44:04 PM »
Hey everyone!  I was there from 5:50-6:15 and approached a whole bunch of tables and people, but didn't come across any Mustachians.  If you were there I'm sorry I missed finding you!  I hope the rest of you managed to link up and have a good time.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #271 on: November 09, 2016, 06:25:47 PM »
Hey everyone!  I was there from 5:50-6:15 and approached a whole bunch of tables and people, but didn't come across any Mustachians.  If you were there I'm sorry I missed finding you!  I hope the rest of you managed to link up and have a good time.

So sorry we missed you - in the end there were 8 of us.  My homemade sign was obviously too small.  :(

I hope you can make it next time.

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #272 on: November 09, 2016, 07:41:05 PM »
Thanks again for sending me a PM Sarah! It was definitely worth it to come out. There is a very good feeling being able to talk to like minded individuals haha.

I feel bad slsdly (andrew right?). I should have offered you a ride, I completely forgot you live near high park..... I actually drove down younge to see if I could see you because I was extra guilty.

lastly thanks for being patient with my spouse, she is very shy at first and has a hard time speaking in english in louder environments.

Look forward to the next one.  Autumn also says thanks!

- Erik

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #273 on: November 09, 2016, 09:39:35 PM »
Nice meeting everyone and seeing some new (and old) faces. It's nice to chat with like minded people. Who knew we'd find a bunch a gym rats who love optimizing their RRSP strategy.

Keep in touch!

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

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #274 on: November 09, 2016, 09:42:13 PM »
Hey everyone!  I was there from 5:50-6:15 and approached a whole bunch of tables and people, but didn't come across any Mustachians.  If you were there I'm sorry I missed finding you!  I hope the rest of you managed to link up and have a good time.

So sorry we missed you - in the end there were 8 of us.  My homemade sign was obviously too small.  :(

I hope you can make it next time.

Terribly sorry we couldn't find each other. Tonight was busier than usual.

Hope to see you all again soon. We'll do another Meetup for sure!

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #275 on: November 09, 2016, 09:48:45 PM »
Hey everyone!  I was there from 5:50-6:15 and approached a whole bunch of tables and people, but didn't come across any Mustachians.  If you were there I'm sorry I missed finding you!  I hope the rest of you managed to link up and have a good time.

So sorry we missed you - in the end there were 8 of us.  My homemade sign was obviously too small.  :(

I hope you can make it next time.

A sign and everything!  Thanks for having it, I'm embarrassed that I missed it!

CanuckExpat, as the out-of-towner I hope you made it and had a good time.  :)

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« Reply #276 on: November 10, 2016, 02:37:53 PM »
A sign and everything!  Thanks for having it, I'm embarrassed that I missed it!

CanuckExpat, as the out-of-towner I hope you made it and had a good time.  :)

I did make it and had a good time. Sorry to miss you, and thanks for helping to get it organized.
You all reminded me to double check a couple of things: we did empty out our TFSA afterall when we moved to the US, so we are more in compliance then I thought, and I am going to double check taking up Canadian residency again.. it may just be worth the hassle to do two sets of taxes, however lazy I am.

Will make sure to drop by again next time we are in town (if we ever leave).

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Re: Anyone in Toronto?
« Reply #277 on: November 17, 2016, 06:11:03 AM »
Need to make sure I don't miss future meetings. Would anyone be up for a brunch or breakfast if I threw one together?

Do you deliver? Breakfast in bed sounds great!

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« Reply #278 on: November 17, 2016, 09:36:19 AM »
Need to make sure I don't miss future meetings. Would anyone be up for a brunch or breakfast if I threw one together?

With enough warning I could do a meet. Usually Tuesdays and Thursdays are better for me and Autumn as I usually consult m/w/f.


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The Meetup.com Group - 'Money Mustache - Toronto' will be Closed.
« Reply #279 on: November 23, 2016, 11:46:37 PM »
Hi guys,
Just a quick note that I'm closing that Meetup.com group that some of you may have been a member of.

You can read my note of the Closure here.
The Meetup.com Group - 'Money Mustache - Toronto' will Close at the end of 2016.

But, no worries.  We can continue to organize meetups through this thread that we are currently on.
thanks.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #280 on: January 08, 2017, 03:11:14 AM »
A few of us are getting together Sun Jan 22 at 6pm in the Junction (at Curry Twist).  Is anyone else free and interested in joining?  The more the merrier!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #281 on: January 08, 2017, 06:53:34 PM »
I'd come if I could get a  lift........from Kingston?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #282 on: January 08, 2017, 07:01:48 PM »
I'd come if I could get a  lift........from Kingston?

Its possible for me to get you to Toronto. Late. From Barnhouse.

But I couldn't get you back (to Barnhouse) for a week.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #283 on: January 09, 2017, 08:29:28 AM »
A few of us are getting together Sun Jan 22 at 6pm in the Junction (at Curry Twist).  Is anyone else free and interested in joining?  The more the merrier!

I'm up for visiting the Junction on the 22nd!  Thanks for organizing.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #284 on: January 11, 2017, 03:26:47 PM »
A new board game cafe just opened in Oshawa! I'm likely the only only who cares, but I'm polling in case there are some other east side GTA folks who would want to do something out this way sometime.

Anyone?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #285 on: January 11, 2017, 04:43:11 PM »
I would be interested in something in the east end!

There are also board game cafes in Markham/Richmond Hill, for those who live in the  north end/burbs.

Darn this too large of a city/clashing schedules. I work near the Junction, but only on the week days. Have fun on the 22nd!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #286 on: January 15, 2017, 05:21:13 PM »
I'd be interested in something in the east GTA as well.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #287 on: January 15, 2017, 05:55:43 PM »
Well then... lets figure out a date! Mondays and Tuesdays are best for me - how about you guys?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #288 on: January 17, 2017, 07:52:25 AM »
Tuesdays are no good for me.  Mondays are probably fine, depending on my work schedule.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #289 on: January 18, 2017, 11:39:14 PM »
A few of us are getting together Sun Jan 22 at 6pm in the Junction (at Curry Twist).  Is anyone else free and interested in joining?  The more the merrier!

Hi all!  Just a reminder for our meet up on Sunday.  Is anyone else planning to come out?  Please post a reply and I'll make a reservation for the right number of people.  :)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #290 on: February 10, 2017, 04:47:21 PM »
Let's not let this fall to page 2!

Toronto MMM community unite!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #291 on: February 10, 2017, 07:11:37 PM »
Thanks for rescuing it CSR!!!

Is everyone aware that there are still tickets available for Camp Mustache Canada in the Hamilton/Brantford area? Link in my sig.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #292 on: February 10, 2017, 09:06:14 PM »
Do come!  I signed up!

Not sure how many of you remember that I came out to a Toronto meet-up last January, and I really enjoyed meeting those of you who were there.  I don't remember real names, or even all the forum names, but I remember csr, and plainjane, and mermaid, I think?  And a couple of others.  Prospector, I think you were supposed to be there but something came up.

At the time, my dad had recently landed in hospital, and one thing led to another ... anyway, for a while I got too busy with "real life" to keep up with the forums.  But I have been back on for a little bit, have signed up for CMC, and would love to get to know some of you at another Toronto meet-up before then.  Will watch this space for any emerging plans (it sounds like I just recently missed one). 

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #293 on: February 17, 2017, 08:25:37 PM »
Meet up on March 7th!

We're doing this one uber-frugal style, by hiding in the PATH. 615pm ish in the First Canadian Place Concourse level food court, hopefully at a table near Longo's/the LCBO. http://myfirstcanadianplace.ca/

Bring your dinner and a treat to share (homemade or bought).


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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #294 on: February 17, 2017, 08:32:09 PM »
I'll wear my construction coat and a red ball cap. If you see me lost in the path system, take me by the hand and say reassuring words.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #295 on: February 17, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »
I downloaded the path map and was trying to draw on it to help you find your way, and then I gave up and decided you could get lost.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #296 on: February 17, 2017, 09:37:00 PM »
I'll be there!

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« Reply #297 on: February 19, 2017, 06:25:15 PM »
I'm a longtime MMM reader, new to the forums -- it would be great to meet some fellow Torontonian Mustachians! Love the uber-frugal theme for the meetup :)

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« Reply #298 on: February 19, 2017, 06:30:36 PM »
Looking forward to seeing people there.

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« Reply #299 on: February 19, 2017, 09:17:30 PM »
I'm aiming to be there too!