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:star: Reminder: This DeviantMEET is scheduled for a week from now. We'll need at least 6 RSVP's by Thursday, September 18 at 5:00 pm EST or the meet will be cancelled, so if you're planning to come, please don't forget to RSVP.

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:
Hey everyone,

I know I'm a bit late writing this, but I got so lost in my work I totally forgot. Thanks to Sin-Q-Bus for reminding me! XD

So it was a pretty good meet overall; all the people who said they would come came. The day was nice and though there was the occasional spitting of rain, it didn't actually start coming down till around dinner time. So the day started off in the morning with us all gradually meeting in front of Yonge Station outside and then myself, :iconcraftzilla:, :iconsin-q-bus:, :iconleopacus:, a new DevMeet goer :iconwildpencil: and my fellow admin :iconjustmango: headed off to our adventure!

At the time the only way I knew to get to our destination was straight down Bloor which had we taken it would have probably been boring. But luckily Captain Mango and her trusty Google Maps led us through an interesting neighborhood and winding trail to take us straight there! We arrived as the BrickWorks Farmers Market was going full steam and passed through stalls of unique goods and tasty looking foods. But we were dead set on climbing the outdoors and so we went on our first short hike to get some group photos! I and WildPencil were feeling adventurous that day and so as the others too the path around to the small hill's peak we hiked a steep dirt path to the top. I'm not gonna lie, I liked the challenge but was worried the whole time I was gonna fall.

And then when we all arrived at the top we took some group photos; here is one of them:

And then we hiked some more! It was a bit more treacherous than I remember and half way through we decided it was a good time to head back for lunch. Me and WildPencil; the crazy adventurers as we were took the dangerous path back and met everyone else at the same time at the pond. There at that point we got to see some fish, pretty pond lilies and a huge moss covered turtle; not sure if anyone got a good photo of it or not. Anyway, we headed off to the main area where there was some oven roasted pizza which Mango had and we all talked about things related to DeviantArt. Then as it began to rain we headed over to the (creepy factory) museum and looked at some stuff there for a bit.

And sure enough, though this day seemed to have been long, we were actually a couple hours early in our schedule. So with nothing else to do we took a rest and waited for the Shuttle bus to take us back to Broadview Station. There we took the subway, said bye to mango who had a date to go to and then the rest of us went to an early dinner / late lunch at the Pickle Barrel. We all had awesome food, various topics of in-depth conversation and then after being totally stuffed we ended our day and went our separate ways. And though plans weren't perfect I'd say over all it was a success!

If you couldn't make it this time we hope you will be able to make it to our August meet which is our biggest meet of the summer; going to the island! We'll let you know as soon as we know when the date is scheduled for! :D

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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 6 days ago  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.
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. :)
OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Thank you honey, I can not wait to come up to Toronto.
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Should be fun to have you. :)
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Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool! If you happen to move in a little sooner, you could join us for our annual winter skate at Nathan Phillips Square in December. :)
OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
That would be so cool and I would totally do that! Tha'ts at city hall isn't it? Gee I hope  can learn to ice skate if i am gonna live in Canada. LOL I never learned that. Hopefully Ohioans can learn to skate -jk
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep, Nathan Phillips Square is on front of Toronto City Hall. If you don't learn ahead of time, we'll do our best to each you how to skate. :)
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Dezinated Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Will there be an Anime North meet this year?
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