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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #550 on: March 19, 2018, 01:55:31 PM »
Hello everybody! I'm interested in attending this Thursday as well.
I'm a maybe for Thursday!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #551 on: March 20, 2018, 06:06:52 PM »
Later drop-ins are or course welcome, but what time is everyone planning to arrive?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #552 on: March 20, 2018, 08:21:01 PM »
Hey! Is there still space? I haven't been able to attend many of the previous meet ups since going downtown on weekday evenings is a challenge for me, but I'd love to attend this if there is still space.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #553 on: March 20, 2018, 08:33:53 PM »
Hey! Is there still space? I haven't been able to attend many of the previous meet ups since going downtown on weekday evenings is a challenge for me, but I'd love to attend this if there is still space.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #554 on: March 21, 2018, 07:59:24 AM »
Hey Team, long time lurker but decided to sign up and see if i could get in on this meet up. Thanks!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #555 on: March 21, 2018, 08:21:06 AM »
Hey Team, long time lurker but decided to sign up and see if i could get in on this meet up. Thanks!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #556 on: March 22, 2018, 11:13:17 AM »
I was hoping to be there.  But, alas, cannot.  Next time.  Enjoy.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #557 on: March 22, 2018, 01:06:35 PM »
Later drop-ins are or course welcome, but what time is everyone planning to arrive?

I'm aiming for 6, but without brownies. :(

Hoping I will still be allowed to join.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #558 on: March 22, 2018, 02:26:36 PM »
Unfortunately I'm a definite no,my last appointment filled up, so I won't be going home until 93ish

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #559 on: March 22, 2018, 03:02:44 PM »
Confirming my attendance.. I'll be there! See ya soon

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #560 on: March 22, 2018, 03:21:09 PM »
I've been asked to stay late at work as it's a busy time :(

If I can get off at a reasonable time, I'll still come by.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #561 on: March 22, 2018, 04:45:23 PM »
We're sitting down to dinner at 7:00. Earliest I'd get outta here is 8:00. You'll likely be wrapping up by then.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #562 on: March 22, 2018, 09:29:04 PM »
We're sitting down to dinner at 7:00. Earliest I'd get outta here is 8:00. You'll likely be wrapping up by then.

I had to be a lousy host and kick people out at 11:00.  :(  Hopefully the date of the next one works for you!

Thanks for coming out, everyone!  Very nice and interesting mix of old friends and new ones (I think the final count was 15).  I thought it was cool how much we had in common (common geographical points of knowledge, professional connections, etc.)  Hope to meet up again soon!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #563 on: March 23, 2018, 04:50:49 AM »
Thank you Okits for organizing it was great to see such a great combo of new faces and familiar.

WRT one of our wrap up discussions, I remembered another tactic - I decided I would ask one good question or made one good comment in each client meeting or meeting that included my boss that wasn't an all hands meeting. (I dislike most questions in all hands meetings and didn't want to be one of those people)
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #564 on: March 23, 2018, 07:55:16 AM »
Thanks for hosting @okits!
These meetups have an interesting effect on me, on the one hand hearing new perspectives and strategies that inspire me to "up my game", but on the other feeling very supported and comfortable to share my own perspective (and challenges!).
Thanks to everyone who was there, for a lovely evening and great conversation.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #565 on: March 23, 2018, 08:25:19 AM »
Another thanks to Okits for organizing. Super interesting for me to hear all of your stories- thanks to all for sharing! I'll have to drink more coffee beforehand next time to make it to late evening discussions :)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #566 on: March 23, 2018, 09:51:37 PM »
Thanks again for hosting. Great seeing you all again, and meeting new people

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #567 on: March 24, 2018, 10:44:51 AM »
Thank you again for organizing and hosting us, Okits!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #568 on: April 16, 2018, 07:04:03 AM »
Hi everyone, i'm new here.  Just wondered if there was a thought about another meet up?  I can meet after 7 pm in the evenings, thinking about FIRE soon and worried about what's next and what to do with my days beyond netflix :)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #569 on: April 16, 2018, 09:32:39 AM »
Hi Tigermom!  General poll: how did/does everyone feel about Yonge & Eg (where we met last month) vs. the PATH near Union Station (where we usually meet)?  Would people prefer to do something near Union this time (or in another part of the city)?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #570 on: April 16, 2018, 06:56:24 PM »
I like both locations. Was nice not to be squatting and a bit further north was handy for me in coming from suburbs. Central is also nice, and I usually combine with some other fun while out. So no strong preference from me

If there is another Meetup, Id be game, after the 25th

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #571 on: April 16, 2018, 09:50:03 PM »
I'm definitely not free until mid-May... And things could be complicated until July. But I think that my Tuesday and Friday evenings will be free, and I know that my Wednesday free night always used to conflict with someone else's schedule.

But I'd be happy to come uptown a little bit!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #572 on: April 18, 2018, 08:05:59 AM »
Hi Okits et al.  I would love the downtown union meetup, it would be fastest after putting the tigerbaby down, and I can be flexible to suit group needs as well :)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #573 on: April 25, 2018, 05:39:29 PM »
Hi Okits et al.  I would love the downtown union meetup, it would be fastest after putting the tigerbaby down, and I can be flexible to suit group needs as well :)

It has been at least a month since last meetup, would be good time for another one?
How about a Thursday evening (or any day of the week) in the next couple of weeks? I'm very flexible, and pulled a day of the week out of a hat

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #574 on: April 25, 2018, 06:56:13 PM »
There's a hockey game on... I'll get back to you later.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #575 on: April 25, 2018, 08:53:39 PM »
Hi Okits et al.  I would love the downtown union meetup, it would be fastest after putting the tigerbaby down, and I can be flexible to suit group needs as well :)

It has been at least a month since last meetup, would be good time for another one?
How about a Thursday evening (or any day of the week) in the next couple of weeks? I'm very flexible, and pulled a day of the week out of a hat

Thu May 10th? 

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #576 on: April 26, 2018, 04:45:57 AM »
May I suggest the arrivals gate? Thursday May 10th early afternoon is an excellent time to visit the arrivals area.

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« Reply #577 on: April 26, 2018, 07:05:57 AM »
May I suggest the arrivals gate? Thursday May 10th early afternoon is an excellent time to visit the arrivals area.

LOL.  I'm also good for the last week of May, though I realize that's a month away.  (I'm also fine if I miss the next one.)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #578 on: April 26, 2018, 11:27:57 AM »
I'll be in Canada on the 10th. That's closer than I'll be at the end of May.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #579 on: April 27, 2018, 10:10:35 AM »
Ok, how about Friday May 11th evening then? Would that work for some sufficiently large quorum of people? Asking @Tigermom as well, since she first asked about another meetup.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #580 on: April 30, 2018, 06:27:50 AM »
Yes, I can make it around 7, where to meet, downtown?  Someplace ttc available?

Looking forward to meeting everyone,
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« Reply #581 on: April 30, 2018, 07:40:41 AM »
The 11th looks good for me.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #582 on: May 01, 2018, 10:16:10 AM »
The 11th looks good for me.

Yes, I can make it around 7, where to meet, downtown?  Someplace ttc available?

Is the 11th generally good? I guess it's probably  too early in year for reliable outdoor meetup
Have met previously at a location downtown in the Path near Union station. We can do that, or somewhere with drinks/food depending on how many people.

(I'm happy to meet meet earlier for a drink)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #583 on: May 01, 2018, 12:14:39 PM »
Yes, the 11th is good, as is the 10th, which is not a weekend night :)  7 pm works as if it is downtown I can scoot over after putting baby to bed.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #584 on: May 01, 2018, 12:31:23 PM »
Checking with DH, I think the 11th might be okay.  Will get back to you with more certainty.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #585 on: May 01, 2018, 12:45:59 PM »
On the 11th,
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Will there be party cheese?
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« Reply #586 on: May 01, 2018, 12:54:43 PM »
I dunno.  Is the cheese you're bringing party-worthy?

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« Reply #587 on: May 01, 2018, 01:54:18 PM »
I ate all of my party cheese.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #588 on: May 04, 2018, 07:42:44 AM »
I'm good for the 11th!  @ElleFiji - will you be dead from jet lag that night or okay to come out for a bit (on the earlier side)? 

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #589 on: May 04, 2018, 10:14:17 AM »
PATH location with the sofas / sitting area? (Someone had a good description of how to find it before).
Any other good suggestions?

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« Reply #590 on: May 04, 2018, 06:52:32 PM »
Prospector - I am open to bringing a selection of cheeses if you're up for bringing me a 4 or 6 pack of Aussie Bundaberg ginger beer? I would also pay you for the ginger beer.

CanuckExpat - I'm happy to do the Path location with the sofas by the elevators.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #591 on: May 05, 2018, 01:46:34 AM »
@okits I'm most likely working AND jet lagged on the 11th, but I will let you know if that changes

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #592 on: May 06, 2018, 04:48:03 PM »
Let's do 6:00 PM on the 11th then, at the PATH location then. Hopefully early enough for people coming straight after work, and we'll probably around enough for people joining after. Works for people?

Copying and pasting description from last time:
First Canadian Place (BMO) in the PATH level, around the corner adjacent to the LCBO there are nice round soft seats in a (semi)circular setup. It is a raised platform by elevators

Specific enough?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #593 on: May 06, 2018, 05:05:43 PM »
Sounds good!  Depending on how manic my kids are I might be there 7:00-ish but it will be a game time decision.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #594 on: May 07, 2018, 06:13:07 AM »
Sounds good I think I know the spot as well, please check this forum in case I get lost?
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« Reply #595 on: May 09, 2018, 05:40:59 AM »
Sounds good!  Depending on how manic my kids are I might be there 7:00-ish but it will be a game time decision.

Similar situation from the land of puke and honey.
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« Reply #596 on: May 11, 2018, 12:11:43 PM »
I'm in town, and I hope to drop by. If you see a lost-looking tall bald guy, call me over!
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« Reply #597 on: May 11, 2018, 03:40:22 PM »
I will be wearing a blue brim cap and knitting
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #598 on: May 11, 2018, 04:09:57 PM »
I'll be there with a +1, running a bit late ;)

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« Reply #599 on: May 11, 2018, 04:13:10 PM »
Currently two of us here currently , on the couches. (One with knitting)