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What: Skating at Nathan Phillips Square
Where: Nathan Phillips Square / Pickle Barrel Restaurant
When: Saturday, December 19th @ 4:00 pm

:emailsend: RSVP here!

It's that time of the year again! It's time again for our greateest winter DevMeet attraction; skating in the neon-lit night at Nathan Phillips Square ice rink! Even if you can't skate it's alright, we're here to help you out and skate with you if you need it and we can take it at your own pace. And if you can skate then you're right at home. Then join us afterwards for dinner at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant to warm up and chill out. Be sure not to miss this, our last DeviantMEET of 2015!

:bulletblack: 4:00 pm - Skating at Nathan Phillips Square (we'll meet at the Skate Rental)
:bulletblack: 6:00 pm - Dinner at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant

Feel free to request a mobile number from one of our admins in case you arrive late or have trouble finding us.  See you then!
:bulletred: Cancelled: This DeviantMEET has been cancelled due to insufficient RSVP. We hope to see you in December!

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village (view map)
1000 Murray Ross Parkway, M3J 2P3 (near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Jane Street)

Step back in time to the 1800s with your fellow Toronto deviants to explore historic Black Creek Pioneer Village! Experience the lifestyles and customs of our city's early residents in this restored village situated on 30 acres of pristine countryside. We'll meet outside the main entrance of the Visitors' Centre at 11:00 am.

:emailsend: RSVP here! (We'll need a minimum of 6 RSVPs by Thursday, November 15, to go ahead with the meet.)

:bulletblack: Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for students, and $11 for children ages 5-14.

:bulletblack: By TTC: From the Finch subway station using the Steeles 60 West route, or from the Jane Station using the Jane 35 route.

:bulletblack: By YRT: From the York University Terminal take the Route 10 (Woodbridge) bus or the Route 20 (Jane-Concord) bus to Jane Street & Steeles Avenue. From the Vaughan Mills terminal take the Route 20 (Jane-Concord) bus to Jane Street & Steeles Avenue. Walk east from Jane Street & Steeles Avenue. Turn right at Murray Ross Parkway and look for Black Creek Pioneer Village entrance sign on the right.
Hello everyone,

Time for another DeviantArt Meet review! Turnout was surprisingly low this month, but then again, Sundays don't work for everyone. Well none the less we had a great time (as far as I know); I had to leave before dinner so I don't know what happened at that point. So I'll just go over what I was there for! :D

I think it was around maybe 1-2PM when we decided to take the ferry; together it was myself, Whimzy (WhimsicalSquidCo), Oz (WildPencil) and our other admin, The Wise Mango (justMANGO). We left so late because we were waiting for sodalicious and May-Guess but neither showed so we just headed off. Man it was a busy day, or maybe it's always busy at the ferry terminal on summer afternoons? And we should've brought an umbrella (inside joke). But we managed to get our tickets and the Icebreaker ferry to Hanlan's Point just happened to be there so we took that one! The Icebreaker is great if you want a full view of the lake and it was a great day for a great view.

When we arrived we happened upon an apple tree; the ripe ones were too high up though; maybe next time. Then we headed down the island's main road towards our main objective, Centre Island! We saw lot's of sparrows on our way, talked about a variety of things and also saved a fuzzy caterpillar from the perils of cyclists! Now this wasn't originally part of the meet, but we decided since we happened to be in the area that why not check out the clothing optional beach? We're all adults here, it's just like any other beach right? And yeah when we got there there was a lot of naked people, but an almost equal amount of clothed people. So we darted across the lava-temperature sand and into the (mostly rocky) lake. And hey, we're at the beach so why not go in the water right? So we got into our swimsuits and gradually got into the water; which was like paralyzingly cold by the way. But after a couple times in and out it wasn't so bad. And though Whimsy was reluctant to dunk herself fully in the water, me and Oz did and wow, kinda stupid looking back. Don't swallow the water. And after a bit of fun and a couple of noob-ish group photos by our dry admin The Wise Mango, we (mostly I) ran through the feet-burning sand and back to the main road. It's just a shame that anazei couldn't come, he raves about how awesome the beach is and apparently he was on the island somewhere that day but we didn't see him. We looked though.

Back on are trek to Centre Island we took a break to wait for Whimzy's bf who was apparently trying to catch up with us. While we waited we had cookies; totally forgot to mention that earlier! Whimzy baked like two dozen Smartie cookies; they were delicious! Anyway where was I... right, meeting the bf. So he showed up not after too long, seemed like a pretty cool and laid back dude and then we continued walking. The Wise Mango hadn't eaten anything since breakfast so our first stop was a the Pizza Pizza by the pier. All that complaining about being hungry and she only buys one slice of pizza lol.  We found a place in the shade took a break, ate a bit and then off to the main event; the Hedge Maze! Wow, they did an excellent job on that maze, the hedges are like 6ft high and when we split into two groups, only one group of us actually made it to the center. It was pretty maze-like; as it should be, and hopefully next time we go back we can figure it out.

The Wise Mango had to go home early at this point so I walked her back while the others took the opportunity to check out the petting zoo. Whimzy was very knowledgeable about the animals there, so we got to enjoy ourselves and learn a thing or two. But time was winding down towards dinner time so we got back to the ferry (missed the first one), and got the big majestic steam ferry(?) back. Half way to port it dawned on me that my bus home was in 45 minutes so as soon as we docked I hauled it back to the bus terminal.

Assuming all went well the plan was for Oz, Whimzy, her bf and sodalicious to meet up an eat at the "Fox and Fiddle". I haven't heard from anyone about Sunday, but I'm sure it went alright. All in all, pretty good meet, and we hope to see you all at another one soon!

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are moving the meet time from 10:30 am to 11:30 am; I hope this reaches everyone in time and I'm sorry this couldn't be put up sooner! Thank you.


WHEN: August 9th at 11:30 am (We'll depart on the 12:00 pm ferry)

WHERE: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (at the sign; see image above)

You’ll find the ferries at the foot of Bay Street at Queen's Quay West, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel. Enter the Ferry Terminal via the walkway between the Westin Harbour Castle hotel and the Harbour Castle condominiums.

:emailsend: RSVP here!

Join us for our annual "best summer meet ever" at Toronto's Centre Island for some awesome summertime fun! Activities will include meet n' greet, playing frisbee, waterfront walk, petting zoo, the new hedge maze, geek culture chit-chat, going out for lunch and/or whatever else we feel like! :D

Ferry prices (round trip):
- Adults (19+) $7
- Students (15-19) & Seniors (65+) $4.50
- Children (2-14) $3.50
- Infants (under 2) free

There are many food options on the Island, but feel free to bring a lunch with you if you prefer. As well, be sure to bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. For those staying for dinner, we can either eat on the Island or return to the mainland, depending on what people want to do.

We hope to see you there; it's gonna be so awesome I can't even stop talking about it!! :icontuzkistarsplz:
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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.

  • 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!
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6 deviants said Prehistoric Times
5 deviants said The Renaissance (1300s to 1600s)
4 deviants said Ancient Rome
3 deviants said Victorian Era (1800s)
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No deviants said Middle Ages



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astralojia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Everyone must be really busy atm what with school going back into session and everything and perhaps preparing for another snowy winter. 
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes we certainly are.
anazei Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
So... is it safe to assume that there will be no dev meet up for the month of September?
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, safe bet there will be nothing in September. lol
anazei Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately, none of the organizers were available to host a meetup in September. We should have communicated that to the membership. We're working on setting up something for October, though.
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?
sodalicious Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I don't know. ._. I wanna see you again, I miss you!
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss you guys too.
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