This has been a series of popular events in the past few years. (Around 400 RSVPs from our meetup groups last year.) Mark you calendar to join us for a pleasant jazz evening!
* When the event date is closer, please check the following groups/pages for the most updated info (regarding the meeting spot, parking & weather info...):
Toronto Sport, Leisure & Outdoor Activities
or Toronto Friends
Join us lakeside at Woodbine Park for the launch of the Beaches International Jazz Festival and the kick-off to the Festival’s 26th year celebrations, which features the TD Main Stage and our brand newToronto Port Authority Youth Stage, and the Party Island Stage. Our Party Island Stage is also new for 2014, fusing a kaleidoscope of African and Afro-Caribbean sounds for your listening and dancing pleasure. All three stages are active July 18, 19 and 20 of 2014.
Tips for an enjoyable stay: Located at the western edge of the Beach community, Woodbine Park is situated at the corner of Northern Dancer Boulevard and Lake Shore Boulevard East (Northern Dancer is between Coxwell and Woodbine Avenues). If you plan to stay a while – and we encourage you to – bring sun screen and a hat, a big blanket or folding chairs to rest on, and (yes it’s sometimes necessary) – rain gear. Because we’re lakeside, it can get cool at night, so bring a sweater or just cozy up to your neighbour.
You can also grab a seat in our licensed beer garden! Various food kiosks are located throughout the site. Woodbine Park is wheelchair accessible.
Remember to bring your ID if you like to sit inside the beer garden area.
My mobile number is provided in a comment below, but I can only reply texts rather than phone calls. (And not promptly, sorry.)
If you cannot find the meeting spot but are near by, follow the music!!
Woodbine Park Stage
Map & GPS info: https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=43.664073,-79.313399&aq=&sll=37.055177,-95.668945&sspn=20.394192,40.693359&vpsrc=6&t=h&ie=UTF8&ll=43.66365,-79.311504&spn=0.00905,0.01987&z=16
-- The last three rows of tables inside the beer garden (near the fence) if you like to sit down or chill up with a beer. (You do NOT have to buy anything there. You DO need an ID to get in!!)
-- The standing area between the entrance to the beer garden and the table area, if you prefer to dance to the music or move around to chat with other attendee members...
* You should be able to bring your own foods etc. there. The seats are first come first serve.
We will set up a big sign on a table near the entrance of the "beer garden" area (to the left hand side of the stage if you face it).
At least one of the co-hosts will be there to greet you and provide you with info (where the group members etc.)
We will provide name tags for you if you like to put it on. (It's optional.)
Note: Everything from the meetup organizers/co-hosts will be free to our members. We don't take commission from the beer garden owner or Jazz event organizer or anyone else. Just a service to the community and glad to enjoy the great event together. If we can negotiate a discount or group rate for our members for anything, please let us know and we'll pass the saving to our members completely.
Weather and parking updates: (to be updated when closer)
Parking: The parking lot cost $10 last year. I'll check out free parking spots/offers for the group and update the info here.
FYI. Participating groups for the event last year (& their RSVP attendees): around 400 RSVPs
Toronto Friends: 2,500 Torontonians and international friends
World Cultures and Travel Club (WCTC) - 1,450 members
Study English in Canada (2,200 members)
Others: Toronto Sport, Leisure & Outdoor Activities (20), Toronto Newcomers (20+), Toronto Entrepreneurs (40+), and others...