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:star: Reminder: Our Games and Movie Night DeviantMEET (see below) is this Saturday starting at 2:00 pm. Don't forget to RSVP if you're coming. If you have RSVP'd but can't make it, please let us know by commenting here or sending us a note.

:star: Wildlings: For those attending, the Wildlings game makes use of polyhedral dice (4-sided, 6-sided, 8-sided, 10-sided, and 12-sided dice); I will be bringing plenty of these dice to share, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. See you Saturday!

October is a toronto DeviantMEET double-header! Yes, we're hosting two meetups for Deviants from the Toronto and surrounding areas.

World Press Photo 14

Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Adam Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Toronto

:emailsend: RSVP for this meet here

World Press Photo is a a travelling exhibition featuring award-winning photojournalism of the past year from around the world. The images will amaze, shock, inspire, and humble you. Whether you're a photography enthusiast or simply a curious citizen of the world, this exhibition is not to be missed. We'll meet at 4:00 pm at the Bay Street entrance to Brookfield Place. Viewing the gallery takes about an hour, after which we can meet for dinner nearby and discuss what we've seen. This is an all-ages meetup, however some of the images, which are sequestered from immediate view, are of a graphic nature.

Directions by TTC: Get off at Union Station and walk north on Bay Street for about 5 minutes to Brookfield Place. Google Street View.

Games & Movie Night

Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Party Room at 5460 Yonge Street (Finch & Yonge)

:emailsend: RSVP for this meet here

Join us for a fun and social night of games and movies. We'll start with Wildlings, an exciting and easy-to-play fantasy tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) in which players portray warrior initiates who must solve the mystery behind a foul incursion in to their village. No prior experience with tabletop RPGs is required, characters are generated in minutes, and the game consists of infectious imagination and improvisation. Dinner will be whatever we decide to order in or seek out nearby (so bring some money for that). After we've satisfied our gaming needs, we can finish off the evening with a favorite movie or binge-watch a favorite series. Feel free to bring your DVDs/Blu-Rays and we'll take a vote on what to watch.

We'll meet in the main lobby of 5460 Yonge Street at 2:00 sharp and proceed to the Party Room. You are strongly encouraged to send justMANGO a note requesting her mobile number so that you can call to gain entry if you're late.

Directions by TTC: Take the Yonge Subway northbound all the way to Finch Station and walk south about 2 blocks to 5460 Yonge Street, which is this building.

We hope to see you in October!

:bulletred: Update: This DeviantMEET has been cancelled due to insufficient RSVP. We'll see you in October!

What: Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto
When: Saturday, September 20 @ 10:00 am
Admission: Adults $20; Students $15 (age 15-25 with valid student ID)

:emailsend: RSVP HERE!

Join us at the opening weekend of the new Aga Khan Museum for the "Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan" gallery tour, featuring "the work of six internationally acclaimed Pakistani artists whose creations play with, question, and interrogate the timeless theme of the garden." The inaugural weekend of this new Toronto museum will also be marked by a music festival combining contemporary sounds with ancient musical traditions.

We'll meet at the main entrance at 10:00 and buy our tickets for the tour at 10:30. Feel free to request an organizer's cell phone number to call or text us on the day of the meet in case you have trouble finding us.

We hope to see you there!
:note: Reminder: The Doctor Who Series 8 Premier cinema screening is this coming Monday! Don't forget to RSVP if you're coming.

What: Doctor Who Series 8 Premier "Deep Breath" movie theatre screening
Where: Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk Theatre
When: Monday, August 25 at 6:30 pm

:emailsend: RSVP Here

:star: Buy tickets online

Calling all GTA-based Whovians! Join us for a bonus MiniMEET on Monday, August 25, to watch the Doctor Who Series 8 permier, "Deep Breath," in the comfort, light and sound of Cineplex Cinemas. We'll meet at 6:30 at the theatre's main entrance and head inside at 6:45 to get seats for the 7:30 showing. For those interested, afterwards we can reconvene at a local coffee shop or similar hangout to discuss the episode and our Doctor Who fandom in general.

:star: You are strongly encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance through the Cineplex Cinemas website since ticket availability at the door is uncertain.

Note that this is not the official toronto DeviantMEET for August - which is our annual voyage to Toronto Centre Island - so be sure to check that out, too!
Hello everyone,

Well it's been enough time, I should probably post my review now! lol

So on the 16th was the DevMEET and despite the weather gradually getting darker and cooler, everything went pretty much as planned. We met up in front of the Ferry terminal; first me, then WildPencil, sodalicious, Pasiphilo with his wife Sheryl and son Mateo, justMANGO,  Beckjann and newcomer Asuna1108. We were still short 4 people and we did wait an extra 45 minutes for them but it was just us; thought even what we had is a pretty good number of people.

So we got the ferry and sailed off to Centre Island; by then it had gotten a bit cooler so the trip over was kinda chilly. But we arrived and it was around lunch time so we all headed to a nearby restaurant on the island by the docks and all shared a lunch together. That is to say we all got different things, but all ate as a group. We took our time to eat and get to know each other a bit better; just normal casual conversation. And by the end I'd say we were all pretty full, so what does that mean? Frisbee time! Some of us ate less than others so myself, Pasiphilo, his son Mateo and eventually WildPencil played some frisbee. Pasiphilo was the best of us of course; he must get a lot of practice cause the rest of us did pretty badly. But it's okay cause we're just playing for fun; it's not a contest or anything. lol

Some point near the end Beckjann had to leave for something and so we said goodbye as she took off to get the ferry. The wind had picked up by then and it was getting a lot cooler so it was a good time to get as much exploring done as we could. We looped around about a quarter of Centre Island; passing creepy carnival workers and a lot of people who had the idea of catching the ferry before the weather got too bad. Though surprisingly enough, as we arrived at the amusement park there were still a lot of people around on rides and eating junk food. We passed through; checked out the bumper cars but never actually went on any rides. And from there headed off to the little zoo thing they have there with their horses, pigs, bunnies, goats and random assortments of birds.

Part way through the zoo it had started raining so we got out our umbrellas and kept on pressing forward. Got some group shots by our famous giant chair and then went on to quick venture to the pier. By the time we got to the beach the storm was in full swing and we decided to do a quick group shot, carve the DA initials into the pier and then go. But there was one thing I had left to do; go in the water! Every year we go I like to take a quick dip in, though normally the weather is hot and sunny. None the less, traditions are traditions. So I went in to lake Ontario a bit over knee deep, got a photo of it and we're off to the ferry!

After that I think we were all pretty much ready to go. So we got the ferry back, went to Union Station for some snacks and then on to the subway. justMANGO and Asuna1108 had to go up further on the line  while the rest of us said our goodbyes, got off at Dundas and headed over to the Silver Snail. We stayed for a bit; looked around and then all headed off our separate ways. All in all, despite the less than hoped for weather I'd say it was a pretty awesome day at the island. If you couldn't make it, well we missed you and hope more people can come to the next meet!


PS: The next Meet (unofficial) is off to sea the newest episode of Doctor Who in theatres; check out the group journals for more info! :D
Reminder: Our annual voyage to Toronto Centre Island is next Saturday! If you haven't already, please RSVP. See you then!

WHEN: August 16, 2014 @ 11am - We will take the 11:30am ferry to the island, but please show up at 11 because it will take 15 mins or so to line up for the ticket.

WHERE: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, formerly the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal - Google Maps location here - We will be meeting at roughly this location.

:emailsend: RSVP here! :emailsend:

There are only 20 weeks left till winter, so don't let that short Canadian summer slip away and join us on our annual Center Island trip. We will gawk at cutesy animals at Far Enough Farm, climb the Glibraltar Point Lighthouse, maybe have a ride at Centreville Amusement Park, wet our feet and sunbathe on the beach, run around hedge maze and have a great game of not-so-ultimate frisbee. Feel free to bring your cameras, sketchbooks, and whatever art and sporting equipment.

Lunch: Bring one or buy one on the Island (or on the main land before we leave).
Dinner: To be decided by popular vote. We will return to downtown Toronto for dinner.

FERRY PRICES (round-trip): (Official link here)
:bulletblue: Adults (19+) - $7
:bulletblue: Students (15-18 inclusive, with a student card) - $4.50
:bulletblue: Senior (65+) - $4.50
:bulletblue: Junior (under 14) - $3.50
:bulletblue: Infants (under 2) - free

We hope to see you there! :wave:
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Countdown to Our Next DeviantMEET

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Saturday, October 25th @ 11:00am

We hope you had fun at our last DeviantMEET. Watch this space for new upcoming opportunities to meet your fellow Toronto area Deviants.

RSVP Policy - "If you can't show, let us know"

The RSVP tool lets us know how many people to expect for our DevMEETs. However, we understand that occasionally the unexpected can force you to change your plans. If you have RSVP'd for a DevMEET but cannot attend, please inform us as soon as possible by posting a comment on the event's RSVP page or sending a note to the group. Please be courteous to your organizers and fellow Deviants: if you can't show, let us know.

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The #Toronto Featured Gallery is reserved exclusively for photos taken at #Toronto DeviantMEETs. (All other types of submissions will be declined.)

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If you could live in or visit any fictional world, which one would it be? Feel free to elaborate or add your own answer in the comments. 

8 deviants said Another choice (please comment)
7 deviants said Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
5 deviants said The Marvel Universe
3 deviants said Middle Earth (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)
3 deviants said Narnia (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)
2 deviants said The Star Trek universe
2 deviants said Tamriel (The Elder Scrolls)
No deviants said Discworld (Terry Pratchett)
No deviants said The Doctor Who universe
No deviants said The Star Wars universe



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Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot make tomorrow's DevMEET.
I spent what I had on a PS4 bundle and Ground Zeroes.
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's okay. :)
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Tomorrow's meet was cancelled anyway. Have fun PS4 gaming!
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to but I cannot connect my console to the PVR so I will definitely need a new tv.
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I hope there's events from Dec 28, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015 or if possible or not. A best friend of mine and a deviant, is coming to visit Toronto, and it would be awesome if we could all have a devmeet :noes:
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
The December devmeet is usually no later than the weekend before Christmas, but there's always the possibility of adding an extra mini-meet. No promises, but we can keep it in mind. :)
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm sure we'll have a december meet, not sure when though.
KittyKaled Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  New member
Hi, New to the group. I am still not 100% sure how this site works. 

I do know for sure
I am from Toronto.
I like to make art.

justMANGO Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :wave: Welcome to deviantART and to the group. If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask. :) This group is mainly focused on organizing events for artists in the local vicinity to meet up. You'll probably see a new post for out next meet up in the coming weeks.
OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I'm probably going to be living in Toronto in January to study at the University of Toronto.
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