Canada Day! Toronto Ribfest, Live Music and Fireworks! No Meetup Fee Event

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!

CANADA DAY - TORONTO RIBFEST

Centennial Park

On Canada Day, Monday, July 1st, let's get together at Centennial Park at 3:00 P.M. for the Toronto Ribfest. I was here about 4 years ago and it's a fun event. Let's kick back, socialize, listen to some great music and eat some of the best ribs you'll ever have. Let's also hang around until 10:00 for some great Canada Day Fireworks!!

When you arrive at Centennial Park, just text me at[masked] and we'll figure out exactly where to meet.

TTC access (Route 48) is available from the Royal York subway station. Extra bus service is provided on route 48 (along Rathburn Road) throughout the Canada Day Weekend for Ribfest.

DRIVING - If coming north on Highway 427 take the Rathburn Rd. west exit and head along Rathburn Rd. to Renforth.

If coming south on Hwy 427, take the "Holiday Drive" exit, turn right at The West Mall, and then turn left at Rathburn Rd. to Renforth.

Use the park entrance off Renforth Ave. or Rathburn Rd.

It promises to be a fun day!!

We look forward to seeing you there!!

http://www.torontoribfest.com/

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  • Debra K

    Great ribs, great company and hopefully Alex agrees with me, worth the wait for the fireworks! The disadvantages are transportation, finding group members and the long lineups. But it was nice to meet some new members and to be able to have a nice conversation with Alex. You are a wonderful leader!

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Debra, The fireworks were great!! Still, watch PBS on July 4th from Washington D.C. at around 9PM. Now those are some fireworks!!! Thanks for your nice compliments. They're appreciated. I don't know about being a wonderful leader. Just doing the best I can for the group, that's all. :)

      1 · July 2, 2013

    • Debra K

      I watched them! Yes, they were beautiful.

      1 · July 4, 2013

  • Lily

    Good to meet you Alex. Barbecue was great, too bad I did not able to meet the rest.

    1 · July 2, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Hopefully you will get to meet more of us on the day trip to Burlington!! Nice to briefly meet you too, Lily!!

      July 2, 2013

  • Alex S.

    It was a nice time at Toronto Ribfest for Canada Day, just a little insane though with SO many people there. My apologies to Lily, Mehdi, Sharon, Jenny, Jenny H. and Grace. We all saw each other in the beginning but lost each other in the crowd. I was waiting for you guys to call with my phone in hand but didn't hear from you again. Someone mentioned that the cell connections were weak there. So perhaps I wasn't able to get your call. That was out of my control. Although festivals can be fun, I'm not sure if they're the best for meetup groups as people seem to scatter in different areas or just leave out of frustration. Despite all that, I had an enjoyable time and some laughs with Aelson, Debra, Marti, Elaine, Phranq and Nick near the south stage. Debra and I stayed to the bitter end and caught the fireworks. All in all it was a fun day. Thanks to everyone for battling the crowds and parking to actually make it there!!!

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Jenny

    It was nice to meet you Alex, although not prepared to join this time. I think I have a connection to this group. Will try to meet the group member soon. The ribs was delicious.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Susana

    Sorry for the late notice, not feeling great. Look forward to meeting you at a future event.

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got an invite to the jays game :)) have a heat time all & happy Canada day

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join you and I try to come

    July 1, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Have had people from out of town that were supposed to be here the day before arrive last nite for my oldests birthday, see you at another event.

    July 1, 2013

  • Brenda

    decided to bail - I am a fair weather walker See you all soon.

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    He is 6 now so not sure what is his age in dog life... If avery dog life is 12, and an average human life's is 80, he would be 40 now. Wow! No he is not afraid of fairwork, and he loves human and rib bones. My only concern is the heat. He is a big furry guy, doesn't handle the heat very well. I will try to come tomorrow, alone though...

    June 30, 2013

    • Alex S.

      He would have just made it. It's 7 dog years to one human year. So he's 42. :) I hope you can make it tomorrow,

      1 · June 30, 2013

    • Debra K

      The predicted temperature will be about 25C. Not too hot!

      June 30, 2013

  • Susan

    I think my last post got garbled (I've got a "dumb" phone too). I love dogs and think there is a greater acceptance these days of dogs in public places.

    June 30, 2013

  • Bianca (.

    I will try my best to come Alex. Will text you if any changes. Heard a lot about those ribs for years!!!!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know whether I can take my dog? I am sure he would like have fun and meet lots of two-legged friends too. The only thing is he is not yet 40....

    June 29, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Would the dog be afraid of the fireworks though?

      June 29, 2013

    • Debra K

      I've seen people walking there with their dogs, but I don't think it's encouraged.

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in the area so planning to walk over & meet you guys...

    June 29, 2013

  • wayne

    My brothr, Ron will be in town and I'm going to bring him along

    2 · June 14, 2013

    • Debra K

      Hey Wayne, it will be my turn to line up for the beer this time!

      June 28, 2013

  • Bruce

    Regrets. I'm going to the ribfest closer to home- Whistler's at Broadview & Mortimer (across the street from me). It's a Rotary event and priced very reasonably. It's 12 - 8 and I usually go over at 3 p.m.

    June 27, 2013

  • Grace K

    YEAH! Finally a meet as close to the west-end as it gets lol! Looking forward to seeing you all

    June 25, 2013

  • Jenny H.

    Hope to make it.

    June 25, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Will they have other food besides ribs?

    June 25, 2013

    • Kelly

      They also have bloomin onions as well. The onion was deep fried for a price tag of 10.00. It was a Spanish onion but 10 bucks. It was easy to swallow ( edible wise) but hard on the pocket book.

      June 25, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Oh thank you Debra and Kelly for the info. xoxoxo

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I have my kids then, would i be able to bring them? They are 19, 16 and 11 and am sure they would love this. is there a cost for this Alex? if there is i would pay for them of course.

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Okay, I'll change that.

      June 25, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Thankyou Alex

      June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like a fun time.

    June 25, 2013

  • Kelly

    I live very close a d will be heading there sometime over the weekend. What I like about their set up is they have plenty of seating near the two staging areas and the music is great.

    2 · June 25, 2013

  • Debra K

    I can walk there! They put on a great fireworks show and the ribs are worth lining up for!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Jackie

    I am working till 3:30 on Canada Day, sorry I can't make it.

    June 9, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Can you make it after work, Jackie? Our starting time will be 3 PM.

      June 9, 2013

  • Joy

    Hi Alex

    Where is the meeting point for the is event?

    June 8, 2013

    • Alex S.

      As of now, the entrance, which should be the address above.

      June 8, 2013

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