What we're about

If you want to get out and see/ do/ taste new things, explore arts and culture in Toronto, learn, meet new people and have fun, then this is the group for you. Adults/ single/ married/ any gender/ background/ religion are all welcome. We'll often see/ do something and talk about it after, over a meal. I'll do my best to find interesting events at the best prices. Most events will be on weekends, with occasional evenings during the week night, dictated by that event. You can look forward to a curated list of diverse, easy events that are well-organized with a friendly and caring host, and come away enjoying the time and possibly making a new friend.

We will go to art galleries, museums, theatres, see/hear live music such as jazz, pop, symphony and opera, ballet, movies, Toronto International Film Festival, walks, dances, astronomy events, Christmas markets, try new and established restaurants, high tea, and in the summer, cruises, trips to Niagara-on-the-Lake and Stratford.

During our home stay, events will be posted more frequently, will generally be international, free, online, and we will sometimes have the opportunity to participate in live ones. We'll also virtually travel to international famous sites, cities and countries.

I hope you will join us.

Upcoming events (4+)

Virtual: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - Shows Must Go On - UK

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On Saturday July 2nd, let's see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, thanks to The Shows Must Go On, an Andrew Lloyd Webber Channel from the UK. Donny Osmond sings the hit song 'Any Dream Will Do' as he portrays the title character, preluded by the Prologue performed by Maria Friedman. From 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (1999), for the first time ever, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's fun filled musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been specially filmed for video.

Inspired by the record breaking London Palladium production, this version stars Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. A lively and colourful journey through Ancient Egypt, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the rags to riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. Spectacular visuals and an enchanting score packed with hit songs including Close Every Door to Me, Go Go Go Joseph and Any Dream Will Do make this a dream of a show for the entire family this Canada Day Weekend.

COST: Free

SIGNING UP:

  • Simply RSVP Yes
  • At 5pm: Click on the Online Event Link
  • Length: estimate 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Enjoy and please post your Comments in the event after

RSVPs close 1 hour prior; cancellations may result in a No Show

When you RSVP 'Yes', you agree to Experience Toronto's guidelines https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29717710/Group_Guidelines/ and liability waiver https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29706584/Waiver_of_Liability/

Canada Day Dance Party + Pre-dinner at the Exclusive Patio at The Old Mill

For the Dance part, RSVPs are still open and folks can also show up at the meeting spot at 8pm. Just post a comment you will be attending, so we can meet you, as it would be difficult to find us in a party. I have also had dinner cancellations, so if you'd like to attend, please also post in the comments.

On Saturday July 2nd, let's dance the night away at the Canada Day Dance Party at the Old Mill. Plus, join us for Dinner prior at the Exclusive 21 West Patio that opened a year ago just for The Old Mill Hotel Guests. The night will be filled with great tunes from the past and present. This is a perfect opportunity to get dressed up, look good, meet people and have a great time. Wear some red and white to help celebrate the occasion. Note: jeans or running shoes will be turned away. This has been promoted as a single 40s dance, however the host has confirmed couples and all ages are welcome.

Important Information

  • Please be aware that any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and there is no guarantee that you will not be exposed while at this event
  • Experience Toronto liability will be in place, as usual
  • Dinner attendees will need to be fully vaccinated and I have had to put down my credit card to reserve dinner spots.

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COST:
Dance Party: $20 at the door
Meetup organizer fee: $5
Dinner reservation: The Old Mill requires a $10 fee to reserve a spot. A $15 etransfer is required to secure your spot, and $10 will be returned during dinner ($5 is the meetup fee). Cancellations until Thur June 30th at 5pm will receive a $10 refund via etransfer.

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SIGNING-UP:

  • Simply RSVP Yes, answer the required questions, and you will be put on the waitlist
  • Those going to the Party only will be moved to going
  • Those going for dinner will need to email proof of vaccination and etransfer the funds, to be moved to going
  • RSVPs close 2 days prior; cancellations after will be marked as a No Show and will impact future attendance.
  • A pre-mail will go out the night before with my cell and details where and when to meet

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MEETUP TIME:
Meet me for dinner: at 5:50pm outside the main entrance to The Old Mill at 9 Old Mill Road, then we will go in together. Please wait for me to arrive as I have requested a specific area, so please do not go in without me.
Dinner ends: 8pm
Meet me for the Dance Party: Please check in with me at 8pm outside the main entrance to The Old Mill at 9 Old Mill Road
Party ends: 12:30am on July 3rd

Enjoy and please post your Comments in the event after.

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When you RSVP 'Yes', you agree to Experience Toronto's guidelines https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29717710/Group_Guidelines/ and liability waiver https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29706584/Waiver_of_Liability/

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Virtual: Romantic Drama "Conflict" - New York Theatre

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On Tuesday July 5th, let's see Conflict, a love story set against the backdrop of a hotly contested election. Miles Malleson combines his two great passions: sex and politics. The result is a provocative romance that sizzles with both wit and ideas.

COST: Free

SIGNING UP:

  • Simply RSVP Yes
  • At 7pm: Click on the Online Event Link, enter your email, confirm your name, and then watch the play
  • Length: 1 hours 52 mins
  • Enjoy and please post your Comments in the event after

RSVPs close 1 hour prior; cancellations may result in a No Show

When you RSVP 'Yes', you agree to Experience Toronto's guidelines https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29717710/Group_Guidelines/ and liability waiver https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29706584/Waiver_of_Liability/

Summer Music in The Toronto Botanical Gardens + Food/Drinks (Leslie/Lawrence)

On Thursday July 7th, let's be part of Opening Night of the Summer Music Series in the Toronto Botanical Gardens. Bill King and Lou Pomanti, two of Canada’s award-winning producers and composers come together for a night of original works drawn from the many influences. King (Janis Joplin, Pointer Sisters) has written for Chaka Khan, Pomanti (Blood Sweat & Tears, Marc Jordan) Michael Buble—together, they find themselves deep in the groove. That groove played on bandstands for much of the last century—rhythm & blues, soul, funk, fusion jazz, soul-jazz. On this occasion, the two keyboardists tap into their repertoire of spirited beat music. Songs with a deep pocket and generations of dance rhythms before. Note: Concerts are held rain or shine in the courtyard adjacent to the historic barn (they move indoors in the case of extreme weather). General seating is available on a first-come basis; guests are encouraged to bring their own chair.

King and Pomanti bring with them three other award-winning bandleaders and producers, Roberto Occhipinti bass, known for his work with Nellie Furtado, Rush, Al Di Meola, Chucho Valdes, Holly Cole, and his catalog of celebrated recordings. Drummer Mark Kelso leads the Jazz Exiles heard on over 300 recordings. Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Hilario Duran, and others. Cuban Jorge Luis Papiosco is one of the world’s conga masters. He’s been heard alongside Cubanismo, Pablo Milanes, Jane Bunnett, and Omara Portuondo. Papiosco led the Iroko Project.

Important Information

  • Please be aware that any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19
  • Experience Toronto liability will be in place
  • Dinner attendees will need to be fully vaccinated

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COST:
Meetup Organizer Fee $5

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SIGNING-UP

  • Simply RSVP Yes ensuring you answer the required question. Dinner attendees will need to email proof of vaccination.
  • Once provided, you will be moved to going

RSVPs close the day prior and cancellations will result in a No Show.

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MEETUP TIME
Meet me at: 6:30pm in the Parking Lot of the Toronto Botanical Gardens at 777 Lawrence Ave. E. and we will go in together
Concert starts: 7pm
Length: 1.5 hours
Post-event: For those interested, we will go to a restaurant nearby

Enjoy and please post your Comments in the event after

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When you RSVP 'Yes', you agree to Experience Toronto's guidelines https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29717710/Group_Guidelines/ and liability waiver https://www.meetup.com/ExperienceToronto/pages/29706584/Waiver_of_Liability/

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