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When: Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
What: Distillery District and Panamania PanAm Games Festivities
Where: Distillery District (Directions)

:emailsend: RSVP here!

Join your fellow Toronto Deviants this month to explore our city's historic Distillery District, which is also hosting Panamania, a month-long series of Pan Am games festivities. Bring your cameras, sketchbooks, or just your passions and meet other like-minded deviants from in and around Toronto. Dinner (location TBD) will follow.

Itinerary:
  • 2:00pm - Meet at main gates
  • 6:00pm - Dinner (location TBD)

Directions by TTC:
  • From King or St. Andrew stations, take the eastbound 504 King streetcar to Parliament Street and proceed two blocks south to the Parliament entrance into the Distillery District.
  • From King Station, take the 172 Cherry bus and get off at one of three TTC stops on Mill Street to enter the Distillery District. (This route is often misdirected, due to construction.  Ask the driver if the bus will be turning on Mill Street.)
  • From Castle Frank Station, take the 65 Parliament bus south to one block south of Front Street and enter at the Parliament entrance.

See you there!
And what a beautiful day it was! The weather in Toronto had been pretty unsatisfying lately, but Sunday was truly beautiful and warm. Pasiphilo, WildPencil, anazei, May-Guess and I (justMANGO) met up at the Woodbine Beach Park for some delicious ribs, of which there were plenty. We arrived rather early and skipped the crowd, which was great. Yours truly made the stupid decision of getting a pulled pork poutine instead, and by 5pm I was seriously regretting not packing a rack home for dinner like anazei did. We went across to the beach for some sunshine and tanning in the afternoon, and chatted about Star Wars and Game of Thrones and sunscreen that looked like tribal face paint. Those conversations were definitely hilarious. Having had enough sun and sand we headed back to the Rib Fest for... (drum rolls please) ... PICKLES ON STICKS! Well, only Anazie and I braved the whole New York Sour pickle challenge, but chocolate ice cream and mango coconut cream popsicles were equally as good (if not better, some would say). We browsed the arts and merch stalls behind the Rib Fest, and found a talented lady who painted a lovely guitar (too bad for lack of pictures), and a surprising number of working vintage typewriters. We parted our ways thereafter (and found the infamous TTC partially dysfunctional again), but we definitely had plenty of fun! Rib Fest? Yup, I would definite return next year.

Here's a mini-collage to document our trip, courtesy of WildPencil.








Beach BBQ & Brews Festival

What: Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
When: Sunday, June 21 @ 11:30 am
Where: Woodbine Park (directions)

:emailsend: RSVP here!

There could hardly be a better way to welcome summer to Toronto than by celebrating with live music and BBQ in the "The Beaches," so join your fellow Deviants this month at the Beach BBQ & Brews Festival - a music festival and rib-fest combined - at Woodbine Park. The festival is open to all ages.

Itinerary

Make sure to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Cash (for food )
  • Your appetite
  • An umbrella (it's a rain-or-shine event)

After you've RSVP'd, feel free to request a mobile number from one of the toronto organizers to help you find us if you get lost or arrive late.

Hope to see you then!
Hello everyone,

Another Devmeet has come and gone so it's time for a bit of a review! It seems like as things gradually press on we get one or two new people come to the meets or at the very least long time members who have made swift returns. That being said, our newest person since I've been here was anazei who came for the meet and it was nice to meet him; he was a pretty cool dude. And along with him was myself, our other leading members Pasiphilo and justMANGO, as well as WildPencil (our unofficial photographer) and astralojia. Another member (ronbennett) was saying he'd come but he either didn't come or came to late; sorry that we missed you.

So the weather was nice and our trek from Younge station to the Brickworks was very good as it usually is. When we got there it was around lunch time; some of us packed our own and everyone else checked out the Brickworks farmer's market for theirs. I'm told they have awesome food, especially their french fries. Also, anazei brought some mini elk sausages for the occasion and they were delicious. And while we were eating, smallproblem showed up to join the meet with us. I'm not sure if she ate lunch as well, I had gone for a pitstop at the time she arrived.

Now normally we would head to the art gallery they have going on where the brick kilns are; but it's generally pretty boring and so we skipped it. On to the hike! We did our usual first stop which is the mini hill; and being the adventurers we are we walked half the default route and half our own! And at the top we had our group photo as seen below.



We look like we're having a good time right? Except it seems like something is missing from this photo. You know what it is? It's you! I know that a lot of you are active in this group even if you don't comment much and we would love to have you come sometime. :)

Now back to the meet at hand! So after our group photo we took our usual trip to the cliffs side of the Brickworks. It's not that you're not allowed to go on the dirt paths, it's just not part of the main path; and a few people do like to hike it like we do. So we took the paths which suited the level of difficulty we wanted to take on (no shame in taking an easier path) and off we went! We all made it back safely to the ground level so don't worry and then we took a bit of a break and some of us played Frisbee for a bit. Then to wrap things up we headed back to the main area but not before checking out the ponds where we found a ton of little turtles and even a few big bright orange fish!

At this point it was bit too early for dinner but there really wasn't much else to do at the Brickworks. Unfortunately astralojia had to leave early as he was feeling a bit under the weather. I'm pretty sure it was either too much sun or the heat; he was wearing a long sleeve shirt and pants on a hot spring day after all; it happens. So after we took the shuttle back we said our goodbyes and then began to head down the Danforth in search of where to go for dinner. We found a place called the "Pantheon" but it was still too early so we hung out at a nearby Tim Hortons to have some ice caps and talk. And that's when "DeviantArt" began turning into "DeviantDebaters" lol. There was a bit of back and forth earlier on in the meet, but it started getting more "passionate" as we were there. Don't worry, we weren't arguing or anything; everyone was still in good spirits.

And then finally dinner time was here! Debates still in full swing; probably it all peaked during dinner. I'm not sure how we even got to what topic we were at, topics just got increasingly more intense I guess? None the less, dinner was delicious and anazei treated everyone to some "Saganaki" which is pan fried and then flambeed cheese; crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. I couldn't have any cause I'm lactose intolerant but it looked pretty awesome. Dinner was short and near the end justMANGO's boyfriend Ian showed up so that was nice for a bit. Too bad he couldn't get too many words in what with all the passionate talking but what he could say was pretty good from what I remembered.

Then I had to leave, everyone walked me to Chester station and that's where the meet ended for me. Not really sure what people did after that; maybe they kept on for a bit or maybe they gradually split off as we normally do after dinners. So overall it was definitely an interesting meet it's safe to say. We'll post the next meet as soon as we figure out what to do and as far as I know, no Anime North meet. Well I'm not doing it, not sure if someone else will decide to take it on or not. But yeah, it was fun; thanks to those who came and hope to see more of you next time! :thumbsup:

Admin,
-Midnitez


Spring is finally here! Celebrate by Joining us for a photo/sketch walk along the Don Valley trail system to the Evergreen Brickworks, an ecclectic heritage site currently hosting the Bert Weir: A Lifetime of Art in the Canadian Bush art exhibition. Bring your sketchbooks, cameras, or just a passion to explore and meet new friends!

:emailsend: RSVP HERE!

:star: We'll need a minimum of 6 RSVPs by Thursday, May 14, to go ahead with the DevMEET, so please be sure to :emailsend: RSVP!

ITINERARY

:bulletblack: 11:00 am Meet at Yonge TTC Subway Station (beneath the TTC sign at the NE corner of Yonge & Bloor, next to RBC)
:bulletblack: 11:20 am Photo/sketch walk to Evergreen Brickworks (approx. 40 minutes)
:bulletblack: 12:00 pm Lunch at Evergreen Brickworks (bring one or buy it there)
:bulletblack: 1:00 pm Brickworks exploration and Bert Weir art exhibit
:bulletblack: 4:30 pm Shuttle Bus and walk along Bloor Street Viaduct back to Yonge & Bloor
:bulletblack: Dinner (time and location TBD)

WHAT TO BRING

:bulletblack: Shoes for walking/hiking, sunscreen, water, snacks, and lunch (if you don't want to buy it).
:bulletblack: Optionally: your sketchbook, camera, and/or a portfolio of your work to show.

MORE INFO

:bulletblack: Evergreen Brickworks
Hey Toronto!

Another fun DevMEET has gone by and I have been asked to do the recap. Keep in mind I can't speak for everyone in the group, but I will do my best to sum up the whole event.

It was a cold ultra windy day from dawn to dusk and we were off to the Love Art fair! Everyone who RSVP'd came which is always good; we had some new faces and some old faces. So it was me (Midnitez-REMIX), sodalicious, Pasiphilo, WildPencil, craftzilla, smallproblem, ronbennett and his son Mark. I was a bit under the weather that day (though I tried not showing it) and it didn't help that I didn't dress for the weather; I had heard it was going to be hot, but I digress. Anyway, so we all met up ultimately in the lobby of the art fair sometime around lunchtime.

It wasn't what I was expecting it to be at all; as the title "Love Art Fair" I was assuming the theme would be love or something but it turned out to be a mish mash of all different mediums, styles and content. I wonder if maybe the theme was "love of art" or something like that. But anyway, we got our tickets and headed in; and I'm not sure if anyone else noticed this, but I felt we were getting weird looks from the other people in the crowd. It wasn't like a suit and tie affair but everyone was dressed really nice and looking to by art which was like thousands of dollars. I looked at them thinking "I feel under dressed" and when they looked at us I kinda got the sense of "who let those poor people in?". But who knows, maybe I'm just over thinking things. lol

So we all kind of walked at various speeds through the whole art fair; gradually losing each other here and there. Some of talked to the artists, others just browsed and occasionally were confused at how silly the prices were for most of the stuff. Myself, Mandi (Sodalicious) and Misha (Smallproblem) were the first in and out; I think everyone else were taking in the art a bit more in depth. So we hung out and talked and played a bit of 3DS while waiting; it was a pretty laid back experience. And then everyone else gradually got back to make the group whole again and we were off to dinner! But before we left I'm told that Joe (pasiphilo) met a Deviantartist who was presenting at the show; so a brief shout out to HeatherHorton; hope you can make it out sometime! :D

Finding dinner was a bit difficult lol. Normally we have our other admin justMANGO to help us navigate places, but she couldn't come this time, so we had to collectivly figure out where we were going. Turns out we can't function to well without her. XD

But we did finally find the "Old Spaghetti Factory" and luckily RobBennett and Mark decided to stay for dinner. We talked all sorts of stuff from Game of Thrones to Doctor Who, Supernatural; all sorts of stuff. From what I gathered, dinner was good for everyone and as was desert. Then we all headed out; gradually splitting off in other directions as we do. Eventually it was just me, Mandi, Joe and Crfatzilla navigating the path to Dundas Station; it was very nice how peaceful the path is on a Sunday night. Plus it was kinda like an adventure; we traveled the halls, sometimes had to backtrack and ultimately got to our goal! Then Joe split off and the rest of us headed to the Atrium and then bus terminal to wait for our respective buses. It was a good way to wind down the evening I think.


That was a fun meet and May will be even better I'm sure! To those who missed out we hope to see you next time and to those who came we hope to see you again! Not sure when the next meet will be posted, but as always you will be the first to know. :D

Admin,
-Midnitez
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16%
4 deviants said Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
12%
3 deviants said Ambrosia (nectar of the gods)
12%
3 deviants said Squishee (The Simpsons)
8%
2 deviants said Argonian Ale (Skyrim)
8%
2 deviants said Butterbeer (Harry Potter)
8%
2 deviants said Romulan Ale (Star Trek)
8%
2 deviants said Comment with another choice
4%
1 deviant said Ent-draught (The Lord of the Rings)
4%
1 deviant said Nuka Cola (Fallout)

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Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is it whenever I cannot make it SO many other Deviants can?
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sodalicious Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I don't know. ._. I wanna see you again, I miss you!
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Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss you guys too.
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Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can probably come to the one in April.
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Maybe the next one will work out? :D
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Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dentist appointment. :l  I am getting upset that I have missed a lot of devmeets.
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, that is too bad. :(
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Lycx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got any new ideas?
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Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
We've got another games and movie night coming up in February. Watch for our journal posting this week.
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OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
moving to Toronto the 25th, hopefully see ya guys soon.
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