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Going to Toronto, June 5th?

07 Apr 04 - 05:10 PM (#1156919)
Subject: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Roger in Baltimore

I am seriously considering going to the celebration of Rick Fielding's life and music on Saturday, June 5th at the Tranzac Club in Toronto.

Marge's oldest son used to live in Buffalo, so I know it is a doable drive. And I think I can convince Marge that I'm not crazy (or maybe that won't matter to her).

I could use some suggestions on lodgings. Clean and simple is fine with me. Preferably a hotel near the Transzac Club.

If there are enough Mudcatters interested, perhaps we could get a group rate somewhere.

Roger in Baltimore


07 Apr 04 - 10:35 PM (#1157150)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,jay rosen

dont know where the club is but the bond place hote downtown near eaton centre was always affordadable and clean used to be around (0 us.
wish i were going but we'll be in the uk that week.


08 Apr 04 - 12:35 AM (#1157201)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: katlaughing

Good for you, Roger. Give Heather a Mudcatter hug from all of us, eh?:-)


08 Apr 04 - 05:46 AM (#1157289)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,jay rosen

sorry for awful typing i meant $90 us for the bond place.


08 Apr 04 - 12:06 PM (#1157553)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Big Mick

I will be there. I usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express located in Scarborough which is about a 15 minute drive downtown. Nice clean place at a reasonable rate. It is 10 minute drive to Rick's.

It will be great to see you again, Roger. Regards to Marge.

Mick


08 Apr 04 - 12:15 PM (#1157561)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Willie-O

I'm trying to figure out a plan. What happened with the other plan for a get-together in Orillia May 16 or 23??? I think it's only reasonable for me to expect to attend one of these events...

Bill


08 Apr 04 - 12:35 PM (#1157581)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Big Mick

Willie, I may or may not be at the May event, depending on time committments. If I come it will be a last minute decision. I surely would like to, but Rick's situation has altered plans a bit.

Mick


08 Apr 04 - 01:55 PM (#1157644)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: wysiwyg

People going up 15 to NYS can stop here for coffee and a nap, or an overnight stop. We're an hour south of the border.

~S~


08 Apr 04 - 02:07 PM (#1157653)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,MMario

you're about 2.5 hours south of the border at the speed I drive...

I can reccomend the accomodations!

A good halfway point between DC and Toronto.


08 Apr 04 - 02:14 PM (#1157659)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: wysiwyg

South of the NEW YORK border with PA.

~S~


08 Apr 04 - 02:21 PM (#1157664)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,MMario

I stand corrected. sorry.


11 Apr 04 - 12:39 PM (#1159289)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Eve Goldberg

If you want to stay at a hotel really close to the Tranzac, there's a Quality Inn on Bloor Street about five or ten minutes walk from the club. I don't know what the rates are, but it's wheelchair accessible, close to the subway and there's lots of restaurants and other services close by.

The phone number is 416-968-0010

Eve


13 Apr 04 - 09:30 AM (#1160714)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Roger in Baltimore

Thanks for all the tips so far. Anyone else going?

Roger in Baltimore


13 Apr 04 - 09:35 AM (#1160720)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,MMario

I would like to go but have to wait and see how family obligations fall out that weekend.


13 Apr 04 - 11:57 AM (#1160902)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,Jeremiah McCaw

To my considerable disappointment, especially since being within an hour's drive of Toronto, I won't be able to attend. My trio, "Ezeduzit", is playing a fundraiser in Guelph that evening. But "High on a Mountain" is part of our repertoire now, and you can be sure we'll be isnging it for Rick that evening.


13 Apr 04 - 01:28 PM (#1160997)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: black walnut

I'll be there too.

~b.w.


13 Apr 04 - 06:31 PM (#1161228)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Jeri

There's no way I'd miss it.


17 Apr 04 - 01:34 PM (#1163844)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Roger in Baltimore

Refresh

Big RiB


19 Apr 04 - 06:51 AM (#1165049)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Jeri

I spoke to Heather last night, and she told me Sandy and Caroline Paton have said they're going to be there. That certainly feels right!


21 Apr 04 - 08:52 AM (#1167036)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Roger in Baltimore

Refresh
Big RiB


21 Apr 04 - 09:46 AM (#1167095)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Big Mick

Roger, are you and Marge still coming? It would be wonderful to see you.

Mick


22 Apr 04 - 12:35 AM (#1167592)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Sandy Paton

Caroline and I will be there.
    Sandy


22 Apr 04 - 10:14 AM (#1167921)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Big Mick

Sandy, that is about the best news I could have gotten. I am so excited to see you and Caroline. It has been far too long. I will commence the search for a decent, carb controlled, chicken fried steak post haste!!!!    ;^)

Mick


22 Apr 04 - 10:21 AM (#1167934)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Peter T.

God only knows how we are going to fit everyone into the Tranzac that night.

yours,

Peter T.


22 Apr 04 - 10:29 AM (#1167950)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,MMario

everyone bring a shoehorn


22 Apr 04 - 11:01 AM (#1168007)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: wysiwyg

I'd be happy just to sit out outside and be counted as yet one more person honoring Rick. Inside or outside, alla da same-same.

~Susan


25 Apr 04 - 11:28 AM (#1170435)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Roger in Baltimore

Mick,

I'm still planning on coming. I don't think I can talk Marge into it, though (although I haven't given up). She's never excited about long car trips.

Peter T. Just how many people can the Tranzac legally contain? My first concern was it might be too small.

I plan to keep refreshing this thread since many won't be able to decide until closer to the date.

Big RiB


25 Apr 04 - 03:53 PM (#1170579)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Peter T.

Gee, I don't know, I would think probably about 60 around tables, but there are already 60 musicians coming!!!!!

yours,

Peter T.


25 Apr 04 - 04:06 PM (#1170588)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Jeri

Don't they have different rooms? Maybe there's a civic center or stadium nearby. or a park, if it's nice out.

Does the Tranzac still have a fooseball table? I remember how Rick zoomed in on it the first time I visited. I never figured him for a fooseball nut. (And do Canadians call it something else?)


25 Apr 04 - 04:26 PM (#1170609)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: black walnut

They can fit a lot more than 60 in there when they do rows instead of tables, Peter. I can't imagine them trying to manage it with the tables up.

There are a couple of other small rooms in the building at the Tranzac. No park nearby that I can think of - heck, not much by way of parking either. Lots of funky restaurants and stores though.

I wonder how many will show up? I keep thinking that it should be moved down to Bloor St. United, where there's a big meeting hall and the sanctuary has been the stage and seating area for many large folk events.

But I'm not the one organizing it...

~b.w.


25 Apr 04 - 04:42 PM (#1170627)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: MMario

there web sites mentions having staged musicals, etc - I can't imagine them doing that will seating for only 60 - but maybe they have? oh well - I'll just plan on getting there early- heh-heh-heh!


25 Apr 04 - 10:31 PM (#1170827)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Paul Mills

I think the Tranzac seats about 150 or so. Probably more if someone is posted at the door on lookout for the fire marshal. It's gonna be jammed, folks, but magical I'm sure. I'm really looking forward to seeing the 'Catters I know and meeting the ones I don't know!

Cheers,

Paul


04 May 04 - 05:58 PM (#1177830)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Roger in Baltimore

Refresh

Big RiB


04 May 04 - 06:19 PM (#1177855)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,casbag

i wonder if this will be taped???

id love to hear it as i cannot attend......


04 May 04 - 11:20 PM (#1178099)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Tinker

Yes! I'm actually going to be able to make it.


Tinker


05 May 04 - 08:31 AM (#1178391)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,Peter T.

Look forward to seeing you there, Tinker. yours, Peter T.


05 May 04 - 08:38 AM (#1178393)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Amos

I cannot make it. I request Peter forwards my fond good wishes to all present, and to Rick if he drops in.

A


05 May 04 - 08:41 AM (#1178394)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: black walnut

We should all wear Mudcat nametags!

~b.w.


05 May 04 - 10:38 AM (#1178496)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Freso

Guess I won't be able to make Toronto this time around, but, those of you going there, please say hi to the Toronto Song Circlers from me, if any of they should come :) (I see the walnut is coming, so at least there is one ;))


05 May 04 - 12:17 PM (#1178595)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: Willie-O

I'm not sure now, probably and regretfully won't be there.

Due to an unprecedented lucky break for my better half...she came home on Monday and said, very uncharacteristically, "I had a great day at work!" Seems the health food store she's at has been doing very well at selling Kyolic Garlic--a Japanese herbal process--and Kyolic rewarded them with a free junket to Japan for one staff member--and the store owners picked Molly to go (seniority and other deserving qualities). She is like over the moon with this development, and I am very happy to see her this happy--and I will be a single parent for the week in question here.


10 May 04 - 02:02 PM (#1182430)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore

Refresh

Big RiB


25 May 04 - 12:39 PM (#1193796)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST,the pause that refreshes


25 May 04 - 01:11 PM (#1193819)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: MMario

A link to the concert notice at Borealis

Click


01 Jun 04 - 04:25 PM (#1198173)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: GUEST

concert thread


02 Jun 04 - 02:09 PM (#1198689)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: dick greenhaus

Black Walnut-
That's what Mudcat T-shirts are for.


02 Jun 04 - 02:17 PM (#1198695)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: black walnut

I don't know how to say this without being taken askew...I don't like wearing high necklines. Tshirts like that make me feel like I'm choking.

Never mind, I'll just assume everyone there is a Mudcatter. It's probably close to right.

Nametags, though, now that might help...

~b.w. (Sorry, I forgot that Rick got annoyed with people who put dots at the end of their sentences....).


03 Jun 04 - 12:55 PM (#1199412)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: dick greenhaus

Well, we also have sew-on embroidered Mudcat Patches--you can apply one to anything that you find comfortable. Same functios--be more recognizable, and help support the Cat.


03 Jun 04 - 01:43 PM (#1199466)
Subject: RE: Going to Toronto, June 5th?
From: wysiwyg

Is it true that 3 Mudcat patches make a bikini? For some of us anyway?

~S~