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Autumn Events 2022

Fully vaccinated you and single friends, WHEREVER BORN,
are invited to the events below.

Unless mandated by government, the maximum number of people
(indoor/outdoor) is at the discretion of the hosts.


When reserving for these events, please give your first & last names plus home phone number.
Your home phone number is important - even if you reserve by email.
The host may need to call you about a last-minute change.


There is a $5 levy per person per event to be paid on arrival.
YOUR GUESTS and FIRST TIMERS INCLUDED.

If you do not believe in the necessity of the vaccination, masking, sanitization, and social distancing requirements, or have any virus symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
Dec 6 Tue 6 pm
Lucy
DINNER AT LUCY ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT
Coxwell & Danforth intersection
Join Ritu for a typical Ethiopian dinner at this small, cozy, friendly and atmospheric restaurant and bar, situated at 1690 Danforth Avenue, East York. They serve typical Ethiopian food and at guests' request they do a traditional coffee ceremony in case we want to have Ethiopian coffee after or with the dinner. They usually play Ethiopian music and we are allowed to dance to the music if we wish! (It’s not necessary to know the correct steps.) By TTC: take the bus or subway to Coxwell station and then walk E. for about 5 minutes. The restaurant is on the N. side of Danforth. The event is open to 12 members. Please contact Ritu at ritubhama@hotmail.com by Thu prior.
Dec 7 Wed 6:30 pm
CHIANG MAI RESTAURANT
DINNER AT CHIANG MAI RESTAURANT
Danforth & Chester Ave
Join Jackie at this lovely Thai restaurant who produces very tasty and absolutely gorgeous food, at reasonable prices. It is located at 353 Danforth Avenue, opposite Chester subway station, where there is also a Green P parking lot. The event is limited to 10 members. Please email jackie@burgerfs.ca now, or if you call, only after Nov 20: 416-483-5153.
Dec 9 Fri 6 pm
Granite Brewery
DINNER/MINGLING AT THE GRANITE BREWERY
Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton E.
Come and join Maureen at The Granite Brewery, on Mt. Pleasant Road, for mingling, drinks and dinner. Good selection of craft beers and pub type food in this long-established neighbourhood restaurant, situated in mid-town Toronto. There is free underground parking at The Granite, with a token from the server (see video). From Eglinton subway station take the 56 bus or any bus going east and get off at Rawlinson and walk west one block to Mt. Pleasant, then south on Mt. Pleasant. Alternatively, take the 74 bus from St. Clair subway station and get off at Soudan Avenue and then walk less than a block north. The event is open to 12 members. To reserve, please contact Maureen at mstuchbury@gmail.com or 416-486-6088 by the Fri prior.
Dec 11 Sun 6:00 pm
Squire and Firkin
MINGLING/DINNER at the SQUIRE PUB/RESTAURANT
Bloor/Islington
Join Ada for mingling with free snacks followed by dinner at the Squire, 3335 Bloor St W, just two short blocks east of Islington subway station on the south side. Street parking available, as well as free street parking one block south on Lothian Ave, the street beside the pub. The event is open to 18 members. Reserve with Ada by Thu prior at granshawada@gmail.com or 416-358-9514.
Dec 14 Wed 6:30 pm
Budapest Restaurant
DINNER AT THE BUDAPEST RESTAURANT
CANCELLED
Dec 15 Thu
Newsletter Deadline
If you are not yet on the mailing list for the UK Quarterly, please send your cheque for the $20 subscription for four issues (Winter 2023 – Autumn 2023) plus the current one. Use the yellow application form If enclosed or download a form from www.ukconnexion.net. This is also the last day to let our Events Director know what events you would like to organize in Jan, Feb, Mar. Please contact Christine Quinn at 416-487-9869 or christineukc23@gmail.com.
Dec 16 Fri 2:00 pm
Holiday Fair
HOLIDAY FAIR AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
Click here: Holiday Fair in the Square 2022
Join Elaine to begin the holiday season as this year promises an artisan marketplace for those last-minute gifts, seasonal snacks, brass band entertainment that night at 6:30 if you decide you want to stay that long. We'll meet in front of the Hudson's Bay Xmas windows on Queen Street just west of Yonge at 2 pm and walk one block west to City Hall. (Closest subway stop is Queen.) Contact Elaine at 647-323-2713 by evening prior.
Dec 18 Sun 3 pm
Smokeshow
Susan at Smokeshow BBQ and Brew
744 Mt. Pleasant Rd. in the first block south of Eglinton on the west side.
Come and enjoy the York Jazz Ensemble, one of Toronto's top 9-piece bands with a large horn section plus singer Cheryl Lyn Backman who has a beautiful bluesy voice. The Band plays rock, ballads and the old big band standards. Smokeshow has a BBQ focused menu plus lots of room to dance. There is a $10 cover charge plus the levy. Please reserve no later than Fri am prior. We are limited to 14. Contact marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110. We are now offering an optional dinner at one of the many local restaurants to continue your evening. If you would like to go to dinner after the show, please contact Susan Brunner direct at brunnsu@rogers.com. There is no additional levy for this.
Dec 20 Tue 7 pm
Japanese Dinner
JAPANESE DINNER
Danforth/Carlaw
Join Tony at the Katsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant, 572 Danforth Ave. at Carlaw (near Pape subway station). It has a wide menu of Japanese specialties including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura dishes, also vegetarian options. They suspended their all-you-can-eat buffet-by-order during the pandemic. Set course and combo dinners from $12.99. The UKC levy will apply. Register by 5 pm the day of the event. Please contact Tony at 416-693-8639 or tonyasrilen@yahoo.com.