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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!

Admin,
-Midnitez

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:
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!
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

-Midnitez
EDIT: Hey everyone, just a little update here. If you are looking around for people at the meet point, I am wearing black shorts, black shoes most likely a dark t-shirt and carrying a bright red laptop bag. Also I have a beard and shaggy brown hair. Hopefully there won't be a lot of people who look like me that day. XD


If you haven't already, please RSVP!  :emailsend:

This Saturday July 19th come and join us for a trip to the Evergreen Brickworks! It's a beautiful outdoor area to explore combined with a small market and an old museum. But really it's mostly for exploring the outdoors! And don't worry, if you're not especially fit or anything it shouldn't be much of a challenge at all. As usual this meet is for everyone, come by yourself or bring a friend or family member if that makes you more comfortable. Come on down to the 2nd most fun summer Demeet and have some fun in the sun followed by some lunch / early dinner! :D

:emailsend: RSVP HERE!!!





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 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 Explore the museum and the outside of the Brickworks property.
:bulletblack: 4:00 pm Nature Walk to Castlefrank TTC Subway Station (approx. 20 minutes). Or take the free shuttle bus if people are tired.
:bulletblack: Dinner (time and location TBD).

WHAT TO BRING

:bulletblack: Shoes for walking/hiking, sunscreen, water, snacks, and lunch (unless you decide to buy it).
:bulletblack: Optionally: Sketchbook and/or camera.

MORE INFO

:bulletblack: Evergreen Brickworks
:bulletblack: Move Transportaion Expo*
:bulletblack: Don Valley Hiking Trails




:note: As a courtesy to the organizers, if you RSVP and then determine that you cannot make it, please let us know by commenting here or sending us a note.
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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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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not sure yet. We tried it one time but the turnout wasn't too great but we'll still see. :)
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Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Considering that only 2 out of 10 RSVP's showed up at last year's, probably not. 
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Dezinated Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe we could get some more people this year
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Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm sure lots of people would say they were interested - just like they did last year - but there is just so much going on at a convention like Anime North that people either forget about the meetup, get delayed on their way from a panel, or find something else they'd rather do instead. 
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Faeleena Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am ridiculously excited to announce that I won't be working weekends soon and I have a friend who said they're excited to come to a deviant-art meet. SO, MARCH! I am excited to meet up and maybe sit around sipping some coffee while I doodle.
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That sounds awesome, it's always good to know we'll have more people coming more often. :D
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thatonesmurfX103-9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Hello, fellow Torontonians, I am from Toronto, I've grown up with the city and in the city as a young kid and are there any rules and how to join this group?

Thanks :)
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No rules, just join.
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Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't only posting photos from a devMEET a rule?
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