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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:30 pm

Next month I will be in Toronto for one weekend. Any advice on good shops will be appreciated.

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Postby Wendy » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:31 pm

Hi Scott,
You will only be able to shop for whisky at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) while visiting Toronto. I would recommend that you check out the LCBO website at http://www.lcbo.com for LCBO locations and inventory.

Have a good trip.

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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:00 pm

Thank you. How about a good pub?

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Postby Frodo » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:18 pm

Hi VG:

What do you like in a pub?
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Postby Wendy » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:30 pm

Hi Scott,
There are no shortages of good pubs in Toronto. The whisky pubs that come to mind are: Allen's, The Feathers, and Via Allegro Ristorante (never been, but highly recommended), C'est What?(bourbon). There are others but I forget their names. (I am out of the city so can't quick reference them for you at this time.) All of the above pubs/restaurants can be easily googled.

You may also want to check out http://www.eyeweekly.com. It is a directory of what is happening in Toronto (places to go, people to see...that kind of thing.)

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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:42 pm

Frodo wrote:Hi VG:

What do you like in a pub?


A good whisky selection.
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Postby Frodo » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:26 pm

Ah! Then I would second Wendy's selections. Most Elephant & Castles have a selection ranging from good to not bad.
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Postby Aidan » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:40 pm

I was in Toronto when I was very young. I thought it was a great place - very clean. The CN Tower was a highlight for the then-young me.
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Re: Toronto

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:26 am

Virginia Gentleman wrote:Next month I will be in Toronto for one weekend. Any advice on good shops will be appreciated.
Scott

Scott:
What weekend? I'll be there the first weekend of September, albeit for a short time.
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:01 am

Frodo wrote:Ah! Then I would second Wendy's selections. Most Elephant & Castles have a selection ranging from good to not bad.


Tsk Tsk Frodo.
Feathers by far has the best selection, more character and most likely better food too.

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I will be going to the Feathers Sept. 24 or 25 let me know if you're up for it, i'ill by you a wee nip.
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Postby Frodo » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:43 pm

PMed you. Sounds good (hopefully)!
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Re: Toronto

Postby Virginia Gentleman » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:13 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:
Virginia Gentleman wrote:Next month I will be in Toronto for one weekend. Any advice on good shops will be appreciated.
Scott

Scott:
What weekend? I'll be there the first weekend of September, albeit for a short time.
Peter


I won't be there until September 23.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:24 am

There you go, meet Frodo and Lord P at the Feathers.

Lord P, Wendy mentioned the Feathers, and Frodo seconded that.

Frodo, "good to not bad" is quite a range! Reminds me of Dorothy Parker's review of a stage actress who "ran the gamut of emotions from A to B."
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Postby Frodo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:27 am

:oops: I should have used a number like 20-30 whiskies...
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Postby Badmonkey » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:50 am

Excellent information, folks. I'll be in Toronto at the end of October and will definitely try to hit the Feathers.

Many thanks.

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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:15 am

Frodo wrote:PMed you. Sounds good (hopefully)!


The 24th is a Sunday, and Sunday eves i have off. I have yet to decide if i will take Monday(b'day) off or not. I would like to continue my yearly exodus to feathers to celebrate and would be delighted if you and who ever could join me for a wee dram or five. :wink:
Its my 53rd, born in 53 so the event does carry the numerical significance which makes it a better excuse to partay.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:49 am

Happy Birthday in advance LP

and if you have £2,935stg to spare you might want to spoil yourself

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Postby Wendy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:26 pm

Wow!! :D September and October seem to be shaping up to be very social months in Toronto for meeting or reuniting with Whisky Forum friends. Badmonkey, do you know when in late October that you will be visiting?

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Postby hpulley » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:12 pm

I will try to keep those dates free as well.

Is it looking like September 24th at The Feathers?

For October remember that Whisky Live Toronto is October 14th and (if it is still on, I'm not sure) The Spirit of Toronto is on October 21st. I'm not sure if I'm attending either but I may change my mind if there will be a good group in attendance :)

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:46 pm

Harry have you or the other members in Toronto heard anything about the S of T? The website has not been updated and J is not answering emails I've heard.
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Postby hpulley » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:52 pm

Unfortunately, Lawrence, I think the Spirit of Toronto Show is dead. The website still says it is on the night of November 21st in Roy Thomson Hall but the RTH website says the Philippine National Dance company is performing at 8pm that night so I think it's curtains for poor Johanna's show.

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Postby MGillespie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:23 am

I e-mailed her last weekend, and have not heard anything back yet.

So...how close is Feathers to the Whisky Live site???

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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:56 am

MGillespie wrote:I So...how close is Feathers to the Whisky Live site???

Mark


Roy Thomson Hall is close to the St. Andrew Station on the University Subway line. Feathers is a very short cab ride from the VictoriaPark Station on the Bloor Subway line. I estimate that it would take 30min on a Sunday to traverse the distance.
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Postby hpulley » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:43 pm

But Whisky Live Toronto isn't at Roy Thomson Hall, it's at:
Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre. Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd.

So how far from the Ex to The Feathers? We wouldn't try to do both in the same day, would we? Whisky Live _does_ end at 9pm so I suppose it _could_ be done...

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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:28 pm

hpulley wrote:But Whisky Live Toronto isn't at Roy Thomson Hall, it's at:
Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre. Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd.

So how far from the Ex to The Feathers? We wouldn't try to do both in the same day, would we? Whisky Live _does_ end at 9pm so I suppose it _could_ be done...

Harry


Catch a streetcar at the Princess Gate to nearest subway entrance on the University Subway line, transfer at Bloor Station and head east to VictoriaPark Station, then take a short cab ride to two blocks west of VicPark along Kinston road, which is a mile south of the station. That should take the better part of a hour and cost about $7cdn.
Plan B, take a cab from the Princess Gate along the lakeshore east then east along Kingston road to Feathers, the fare should wiegh in under $20 and take close to fifteen minutes, a bargain if you are sharing the cab.
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Postby Badmonkey » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:23 pm

Wendy,

I'm flying in the night of October 25th and flying out on the 29th. Two days of attending a course, two days of zany madcap buffoonery. I might be persuaded to bring a couple rarer items from the collection along with me for sampling.

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Postby Wendy » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:45 pm

Hi Craig,
"...two days of zany madcap buffoonery." --- Count me in; sounds like a plan!!

"I might be persuaded to bring a couple rarer items from the collection along with me for sampling."--- Well, my birthday is the end of October so this birthday girl would quite appreciate the gesture...how'se that for persuasion :?:

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Postby MGillespie » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:51 pm

OK...we're celebrating Wendy's birthday two weeks early...

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Postby Wendy » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:40 am

Thank you, Mr. Gillespie...at my age, a two week warm up to the big day feels quite appropriate!
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:46 pm

Well Frodo has pm'ed me to say that he has to work and can't attend my little tasting session at the Feathers tomorrow. :( I will be there somewhere around 7pm, regardless of anyone showing from here, there will be a party at the Feathers and a lot of very fine whiskey consumed, political fat chewn, darts thrown, yarns spun and other pub like activities abounding. :wink: :lol:
Anyone in the pub will be welcomed to join in!
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Postby Frodo » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:12 pm

Have a fantastic time Lord P., and congrats on the birthday! We'll have to do the raincheck thing!!!

Many happy returns!!!
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Birthday Cheer

Postby Wendy » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:15 pm

Hi LP,
I won't be able to make it to share in your celebration, but Happy Birthday and all the best in the new year.
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Postby MGillespie » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:24 pm

Happy Birthday, LP...enjoy the evening!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:46 pm

Frodo wrote:Many happy returns!!!


Trade-ins at the LCBO again?
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:34 am

What a wonderfull experience, even got into the owners private stock. 8)
Alas, i feel sorry for those that could not make their way to smsw heaven. It was absolutely, well, heavenly. :lol:

After running up a $500 bar tab, even levitation becomes a cheap parlor trick. :wink:
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