(Location details updated!) International Jazz Festival at The Beaches! (free)


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!!


Meeting Spot:

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 first two columns of the tables inside the fence (where the beer garden is serving) if you like to sit down or chill up with a beer.

-- The ground in front the stage, outside but close to the fence if prefer to stand or dance to the music...

These two spots are next to each other, while separated by a fence.

We talked to the supervisor there last night and we were told that you do NOT need to buy anything from them to sit inside the alcoholic area with beer garden. You can even bring your own foods etc. there. (Not sure whether you may bring your own alcoholic beverages there though.) The seats are first come first serve. (We will manage to get some tables for our members to sit close by.)


More details:

We will set up a big sign on a table near the entrance of the "beer garden" area (to the right hand side of the stage if you face it).

At least one of the co-hosts (Chris, Frank, Lisa, and maybe some other friends/volunteers attending the event) 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. If we can negotiate a discount for our members for anything, we'll pass the saving to our members completely.


Parking: The parking lot cost $10 last night. I parked for free around the LCBO area after I bought something in a shop near by. (You may try it but at your own risk.)


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 cosy 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.


Join us lakeside at Woodbine Park for the launch of the Beaches International Jazz Festival and the kick-off to the Festival’s 25th year celebrations, which features the Woodbine Park Main Stage and the Afro-Beat Stage. Our Afro-Beat Stage is new for 2013, fusing a kaleidoscope of African and Afro-Caribbean sounds for your listening and dancing pleasure.



FYI. Other participating groups & their RSVP attendees:

! International Friends (1,800+ members)

http://www.meetup.com/Global-Network/events/114633262/ (100+RSVPs)

World Cultures and Travel Club (WCTC) - 1,250+ members

http://www.meetup.com/WorldCultures/events/116437442/ (80+ RSVPs)

! Study English in Canada (1,450+ members)


(50+ RSVPs)

Others (as of now): Toronto Entrepreneurs (40+), Asian Friends (40+), Toronto Sports & Leisure (20-), Toronto Nerwcomers (20+), others (10+)...




Sat. Evening

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Cloudy periods


Feels like 30

P.O.P: 20%Wind NW 15 km/hWind gust -Humidity 65%

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The weather will be OK in the evening;)

    July 20, 2013

  • Marilyn W.

    Too hot out!

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We'll be around the table with a big "meetup" sign.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the update and the phone number! Will see you later :)

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, if the organizer doesn't tell us where to meet, how about to some of us agree to meet in an exact point and go from there? If someone interested, please let me know!

    July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If interested, pls reply under this message so we can follow the convo, thanks!

      July 20, 2013

  • Peace

    My mobile number:[masked]-3777. (text only plz.)

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey! So any update on meeting location?

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How or where exactly I will find you?

    July 20, 2013

  • Mel

    sorry- i can't make it afterall

    July 20, 2013

  • Dave S.

    will there be a WCTC booth ??????

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to going there on this Friday night. Who will go on Friday's night, maybe we can go there together. Hope to see you soon.

    July 18, 2013

  • Peace

    To all "Jazz Festival" attendees,

    I will go find a good spot on Friday evening and post the info here.

    A couple of helpers and I will gather all Meetup attendees there so that people get to meet each other and enjoy the Jazz & Beach together.

    My mobile number will be posted in a separate comment by Friday midnight.

    Organizer for World Cultures, International Friends, Toronto Entrepreneurs, and else

    July 18, 2013

  • Mike

    Is there a meetup location? Or is this just individual?

    July 16, 2013

  • Susan

    Where are you gong to be seated so that I can find you

    July 14, 2013

  • carmen

    Thanks for the invitation, I like to learn from different cultures.It's going to be amzing.See you soon

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to enjoying some jazz in the company of interesting people!

    July 5, 2013

  • Sean X.


    July 5, 2013

  • yasmeena


    July 4, 2013

  • Mel

    Hi, My name is Melissa. Looking forward to making some new friends. See ya all!

    July 3, 2013

  • Vivilyn

    Wow my very first meet up event - can't wait

    June 25, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Look Forward to attend my FIRST WCTC MEET UP

    June 24, 2013

  • Jay L.

    Can I bring some friends with me

    June 3, 2013

  • Michelle

    yea... summer time!

    May 12, 2013

  • ania

    I'll be travelling.

    May 4, 2013

  • Meghna P.

    Sounds fun!

    April 29, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Maybe bring 1 guest. Thanks.

    April 27, 2013

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