Tea 'n Road Trip: Afternoon Tea at The Boathouse Tea Room in Guelph, ON

 

Picture yourself, on a fall day, sitting near a river, drinking a cup of lovely tea, laughing with some friends...

 

Sounds good?

 

I think so, so I am taking our Meetup to visit one of my favourite city's tea rooms:

 

The Boathouse Tea Room

http://www.theboathouseguelph.ca/

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Our afternoon tea will include tea, sandwiches, scones and desserts for $15.26 per person (taxes included).

 

At the event, everyone will be responsible for his/her own

  • Food/beverage bill
  • Transportation/carpool arrangements

 

Please keep in mind that travel time to Guelph, ON from Toronto, ON can be between 45 mins. to 1 hr 15 mins..  Try to leave the Toronto area by at least 11:30 am.

 

Here are your directions and map to/from The Boathouse:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=116+Gordon+Street&city=Guelph&state=ON&zipcode=N1H+4H6&country=CA&redirect=true 

 

Your transportation options are:

1) Carpooling:

If you can be a driver for this event, please write "driver" when you rsvp "yes".  A HUGE THANKS from me in advance to all our potential drivers.  :)

If you would like to be a passenger, please contact a "driver" on this site and make arrangements for a) meeting in Toronto and b) how gas costs can be shared.  

2) VIA Train -- see http://www.viarail.ca/en/explore-our-destinations/stations/ontario/guelph

3) GO Bus * http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/travelling/stations.aspx?station=GUEL

4) Taxi * (within Guelph) call[masked] http://www.redtoptaxi.ca/

* Train, bus and/or taxi travellers -- How about you indicate in your rsvp "yes", your method of transportation?  Others can email you, to travel with you and/or share the costs.

 

Important Fineprint:

  • The entire time range for this event may be from 11:30 am, when we leave Toronto, to 4:00 pm when we return to Toronto.
  • Please respect the fact that this event was not created for members who only need a ride to Guelph for reasons outside being part of this event.   
  • Our Meetup's Late Cancellation/No Show Policy applies to this event.  See our Meetup's Message Board for details. 

 

Thanks and hope to see you there!  :)

 Lisa

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  • Lisa

    Thanks to everyone for their awesome feedback regarding today's event! One look at the pics that I posted (as well as all other photos that will follow from other members) will provide further reinforcement of a great day! To the Boathouse staff: Your scones reminded me of the ones I had in the UK countryside--Delicious. :)

    October 28, 2013

  • Wilma

    It was a lovely location, good value and great company!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Roula

    Thank you, Lisa for selecting this venue for our afternoon tea, I had a wonderful time.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Susan

    Great to see everyone - good times :)

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Wendy

    What a cute little place! Lisa, thanks for organizing! Joan, thanks for driving!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • ann

    I had a very enjoyable afternoon.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Krista

    Great spot. For the price, it was a great value and as always great company!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • *Nancy*

    ATshoppers drug mart.....the one next to the he silvercity theatre

    October 27, 2013

  • helen

    One seat available with Joan as I let Joan and Lisa know I am unable to attend. Enjoy

    October 26, 2013

  • *Nancy*

    I am so excited!!!!!!! :)

    October 23, 2013

  • *Nancy*

    Wow.. i made it!!!! :) now I just need a carpool ride!! :) Can meet up at Fairview Mall, Kennedy Station, Warden station or even Finch station etc...Thks~:)

    October 22, 2013

    • Lisa

      Nancy--Disregard my previous post (now deleted) as someone from Joan's car just cancelled. Please plan to meet Joan on Sunday @ Fairview Mall (see the comment below).

      1 · October 22, 2013

    • *Nancy*

      Cool - Thank you so much Lisa :) Will be at Fairview Mall at 11:00am At Shoppers Drug Mart ~

      October 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    Carpool update---1) Krista has 5 passengers. You know who you are. Please confirm arrangements with Krista between today and Friday; 2) Joan has Wendy, Sharon and Helen who will meet Joan in front of Shoppers' Drug Mart @ Fairview Mall at 11:00 am; 3) I have Anita, Amanda and Cheryl who also will meet met at Shoppers' @ Fairview @ 11:00 am; and 4) Margaret and Ann are driving with Richard T, meeting him @ Kipling Subway Kiss 'n Ride @ 11:00 am. Don't forget to budget for carpool expenses (confirm the amount with each driver). Thank-you to all drivers--You're all fabulous! See you Sunday! :)

    October 21, 2013

  • susi

    I drive to Guelph a fair bit; if anyone has extra time, there s a very pretty a drive through Elora, especially in fall.
    also instead of going on the 401, check out Wellington Rd 34, it's starts just south of Guelph and heads back east, we drove it yesterday on our way back to Toronto, so gorgeous :)

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Glen

    I think the interest in this event shows that this group could have more of these and less tea&nit or tea&book events.

    October 8, 2013

    • Lisa

      Ok--Anyone interested in Tea 'n Striptease, email Duncan and Susan. They will be planning this unofficial/official event at some undisclosed location. I hope you all will drink tea at some point in the evening of the event (may be too many distractions).

      October 11, 2013

    • Susan

      Ice tea might be in order :)

      October 11, 2013

  • *Nancy*

    Would like a ride to this event if I get on the attending list.. from Markham.. can meet up at Fairview Mall or at Kennedy station

    July 3, 2013

    • *Nancy*

      Can meet up at Fairview Mall, Kennedy Station, Warden station or even Finch station :)

      October 2, 2013

    • Lisa

      I vote for Fairview Mall in front of Shoppers' Drug Mart.

      October 11, 2013

  • Margaret T.

    Hi Lisa

    I forgot to say that I will need to car pool. Does anyone have a space for me? I can meet up at a TTC station or somewhere else convenient. I live at Dufferin between Rogers Rd and Eglinton - if anyone happens to live near there.

    Thanks

    Margaret

    October 9, 2013

    • Lisa

      Margaret--Let me know if Richard can confirm your ride.

      October 11, 2013

  • Christa

    This sounds lovely!

    October 11, 2013

  • Margaret T.

    Great! I'm looking forward to this outing.

    October 9, 2013

  • Susan

    Enjoy the day everyone. Sounds like a very delicious and scenic event. Would love to see pics!

    October 3, 2013

  • helen

    Are there still 20 people coming although there has been a cancellation?

    October 1, 2013

  • Angela

    Sorry Lisa, something has come up so I won't be able to attend. Sorry that I will miss it!

    September 30, 2013

    • Lisa

      Oh no, Angela. Don't worry--There will be a next time. Thanks for letting me know with this much head notice. I appreciate it. :)

      September 30, 2013

  • ThatGuyDuncan

    Will still be using motorcycle as primary transport at this time of year. Backseat is available....

    June 18, 2013

    • Lisa

      It sounds like I need to plan a scones contest. lol

      June 24, 2013

    • Susan

      Mmmm scones

      September 23, 2013

  • Amanda

    So if anyone is leaving from Scarborough, north york or Toronto please let me know!

    September 22, 2013

    • Lisa

      Amanda -- Come with me. In my vehicle, it will be you, Anita, Ann and Cheryl assuming everyone is off the waitlist. If this is the case, we will have to rent a van and share the cost. We will be meeting in front of Chapters at Bayview Village, near Bayview Sheppard line TTC stop.

      September 22, 2013

    • Amanda

      Hi Lisa! Thanks for the offer! Do you have a rouge estimate how much it'd be per person if everyone went?

      September 23, 2013

  • Joan E.

    Hi, I can take a 4th person. Helen's email came first so I guess that's the 4th person. thx

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • helen

      Sent you an e-mail.

      September 22, 2013

    • Joan E.

      Sorry Amanda. I find Meetup confusing in terms of messages. Anyway, looks like Lisa has the solution for you. thx

      September 23, 2013

  • helen

    Thank you Joan. Let me know where I should meet you at
    Fairview Mall.

    Thanks,
    Helen

    September 22, 2013

  • Joan E.

    Taking Sharon & Wendy
    Pickup at Fairview Mall

    July 3, 2013

    • helen

      I e-mailed Joan because I can meet her at Fairview Mall.

      September 21, 2013

    • Lisa

      Awesome!

      September 22, 2013

  • ann

    Lisa is you van full? I am on the waiting list at the moment.

    June 20, 2013

    • Lisa

      I will put you down in my vehicle, Ann (if you are off the waitlist).

      June 20, 2013

    • ann

      Thanks Lisa!

      September 15, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hi, Everyone--As this event has been full with a waitlist for a long time and we have many members, including new members, who may want to go to the Guelph event soon, if you rsvp'd "yes" and your plans change, please, please, please update your rsvp asap. Doing so also will help me report to the venue an accurrate head-count. Thanks and see you soon.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • ann

    Thanks Lisa!

    June 20, 2013

  • ann

    I am on the waiting list and will need a ride. Thanks,

    June 20, 2013

  • Joan E.

    Driver

    June 18, 2013

    • Joan E.

      I will be picking people up at Fairview Mall

      June 19, 2013

    • Lisa

      Thanks, Joan. :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Joan E.

    Driver: Wendy, Sharon
    Leaving from Fairview Mall

    June 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    Driver--I am renting a van and will have room for 7 who are interested in sharing the van rental costs.

    June 17, 2013

    • Amanda

      Where in the city are you leaving from?

      June 19, 2013

    • Lisa

      Passengers--Please email drivers directly to make arrangements. Doing the former will help to maintain a sense of confidentiality and safety, as well as reduce email traffic for this event. Thanks. :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    Everyone: If you want a sweet and pleasant detour on route in or out of Guelph, stop by one of my favourite bakeries -- Lucie's Bakery & Deli www.luciesbakery.com Their ginger molasses cookies are to die for! The only reason I make my own, is that I can not get to Lucie's that often. Btw--Lucie's also has savory foods and gourmet food products.

    2 · June 19, 2013

    • Amanda

      oooh I want to stop there

      June 19, 2013

  • Richard T.

    Driver. I have room for 3 other nice tea lovers. P.U. Kipling Subway. West End. If this helps you Lisa.

    June 18, 2013

  • Maureen B

    I will be driving from west Mississaua/Milton

    June 18, 2013

  • Richard T.

    Driver

    June 18, 2013

    • Lisa

      Thanks, Richard! :)

      June 18, 2013

  • Amanda

    (passenger)

    June 17, 2013

    • Lisa

      Amanda, email Joan to confirm if you can drive with her.

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • Sharon

    Will need a passenger spot but am open to renting a car to take additional passengers if they are willing to share the costs.

    June 18, 2013

    • Lisa

      Sharon--For now, let's put you down as driving with Joan. Email her to confirm. If I need another driver, I will let you know.

      June 18, 2013

  • Anita

    Lisa, I might join you in sharing the cost of the van. Let me know if there is room still.

    June 18, 2013

    • Lisa

      Ok--You're driving with me.

      June 18, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Passenger willing to share cost of van

    June 18, 2013

    • Lisa

      Ok--You're driving with me.

      June 18, 2013

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