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Summer Events 2024

You and your single friends are invited to the UKC events below.

The maximum number of attendees is at the discretion of the volunteer host.


When reserving for these events, 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 have ANY virus symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.

Jul 23 Tue 6:30 pm

Soulas
DINNER AT SOULAS
500A Danforth Ave (2-1/2 blocks Chester station)
Join Rosemary and enjoy dinner at Soulas, a family-owned restaurant offering a wide selection of Greek cuisine. Their complete menu is available on Google. Their prices are reasonable and the ambience pleasant. Contact Rosemary, the day before, at rosemary2k14@gmail.com or 416-423-1753.
Jul 26 Fri 6:30 pm


Bull and Firkin Pub
DRINKS/CONVERSATION/DINNER AT THE BULL AND FIRKIN
1835 Yonge St.
Join Christine for Friday night out at The Bull & Firkin which is located just across the road from Davisville subway and two short blocks south on Yonge on the east side (just before Merton St). Great pub grub and a good choice of beer and wine with specials on both food and drink each day. Prices are reasonable. Christine is limiting the event to 9 members. Please contact by Wed prior at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-487-9869.
Jul 28 Sun 6 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 the day before at granshawada@gmail.com or 416-358-9514.
Aug 1 Thu 10:30 am

Golf Fun Day
GOLF FUN DAY
Eglinton/Jane
Join Jo-ann at the Scarlett Woods golf course for 18 holes of golf. COST: green fees $31.64 for seniors and $43.23 for adults, plus the UKC $5 levy. Rentals are available: Clubs $25 with pull cart included, pull cart only $7, power carts 25/person. There will be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. IMPORTANT: To reserve, contact Jo-ann at 416-707-7758 or jdathome@sympatico.ca by 6pm Thu prior.
Aug 3 Sat 6 pm


Hemingway
DINNER AT HEMINGWAY'S
142 Cumberland St.
Located in the heart of Yorkville, this Kiwi restaurant has been a favourite for years. It has a great menu to suit most tastes. Closest subway is Bay St. on line 2 and is across the street from the Cumberland exit. It is also a short walk from the St. George subway, exiting Bedford & Yonge. Contact Chris the day before at 647-205-1936.
Aug 4 Sun 3 - 6 pm
Wheel Chair
Smokeshow BBQ
DANNY MARKS at the SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW
Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton
Join Marilyn at Smokeshow BBQ and Brew, 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd., in the first block south of Eglinton on the west side. Street parking is available. Come and listen, sing along and/or dance to Danny Marks, singer and musician (founding member of the group Edward Bear). Smokeshow has a varied menu with interesting new specials. Plus there is lots of room to dance. There is a $15 cover charge plus the levy. Please reserve no later than Fri am prior. Contact marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com.
Aug 4 Sun 6 pm
Wheel Chair
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 any bus going east and get off at Mt. Pleasant, then cross the road. The Granite is on the east side of 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 416-932-5536 by the Fri prior.
Aug 8 Thu 1 pm


Rose and Crown
THURSDAY AFTERNOON LUNCH AT THE ROSE & CROWN
Yonge/Eglinton
Mary invites you to join her for lunch at this popular Irish pub where there is always great conversation and humour among her guests! The pub is located at 2335 Yonge St., a short block and a half north of Eglinton station. It is a British/Irish family-owned pub. The event is limited to 12 members, so do book early! They serve regular pub food which is reasonably priced, along with a wide variety of beers and wines. Please contact Mary at mvigrow@rogers.com or 416-485-4853.
Aug 9 Fri 6 pm
Wheel Chair
Old Spaghetti Factory
THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
54 The Esplanade
Join Chris at the Old Spaghetti Factory, a top dining experience in Toronto for decades. Just one block east of the old Hummingbird/Sony Center. Mingling starts at 6.00 pm in the bar, dinner at 7.00 pm. The most popular of several Italian specialties offered are spaghetti with tomato sauce or spaghetti with a rich meat sauce. All meals are finished off with spumoni ice cream, tea, or coffee. Prices are reasonable. Individual billing, with tax and gratuity included. Please reserve by Wed Aug 7: 647-205-1936.
Aug 11 Sun 6 pm
Wheel Chair
Hot House Cafe
DINNER AT THE HOT HOUSE RESTAURANT
35 Church Street (corner of Church & Front)
Ron invites you to enjoy dinner at one of the busiest restaurants in Toronto and the reason is clear... great food... It offers an eclectic menu to suit all tastes, including an extensive vegetarian selection. It has an extensive selection of wines from around the world as well as cocktails, and a selection of offerings from Canadian microbreweries. The sun-drenched 150 seat patio is available during the summer and fall – weather permitting. It is accessible from Union Station and the King subway. Contact Ron Koehli by the Sat prior at rkoehli@bell.net or 905-845-0953.
Aug 13 Tue 7 pm


Indian Dinner
DINNER AT THE SHER-E-PUNJAB INDIAN RESTAURANT
351 Danforth Ave (Nr. Chester subway)
Tony invites you to enjoy an excellent Indian dinner at a reasonable cost at the Sher-E-Punjab. This spotless restaurant features a wide variety of Indian dishes at reasonable prices. Please register by 5 pm the day of the event. Contact Tony at tonyasrilen@yahoo.com or 416-693-8639.
Aug 17 Sat 3:30 pm


Grossman's Pub
DIXIELAND JAZZ AT THE LEGENDARY GROSSMAN’S TAVERN
377 Spadina Ave.
Join Peter for an afternoon of Dixieland Jazz, 3:30pm to 7:00pm, by the Happy Pals along with beer or wine refreshments and a chance to get up and dance along to the music if you wish. UKC limit of 10 people. Coming early is advised as it gets pretty busy once the music starts. Our group will probably leave around 6:30pm to go to the Red Room restaurant, across the road at 444 Spadina, for an inexpensive Chinese dinner (optional). Accessible from the TTC Spadina Street Car, Nassau St. stop. Contact Peter Warth at pwarth.es@gmail.com or 416-787-0645, email preferred.
Aug 18 Sun 6:30 pm


Dil Se
INDIAN DINNER AT DIL SE
335 Roncesvalles Ave (close to Dundas W station)
Summer is here! Make your evening enjoyable by joining host Chris (filling in for Ritu) at this authentic Indian restaurant. Check the menu at dilse.ca. Halal and vegan options available. Limited to 10 people including the host. Please contact Chris by one day prior to the event: 647-205-1936.
Aug 19 Mon 2:30 pm

Walk
BEACHES BOARDWALK STROLL
2161 Queen St. E.
Come out for a walk by the lake on a summer afternoon, and if we feel hungry, follow that up with a drink and early dinner at a nearby restaurant on Queen. Meet outside the Beaches Library (2161 Queen Street East) to start the walk through Kew Beach Park, along the boardwalk, and into the pretty streets of the area. Please call Elaine by the day before, 647-323-2713.
Aug 24 Sat 1:30 pm

Port Credit Legion
BBQ FOOD & MUSIC AT PORT CREDIT LEGION
Port Credit
Oli invites you to join her for barbecue food and music at the Port Credit legion. A jam session runs from 3 pm onwards. We will meet on the patio at 1.30 pm. Call Oli at 905-271-8799 Fri prior to reserve a spot. She will give you directions and other info at that time.
Aug 25 Sun 6 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 the day before at granshawada@gmail.com or 416-358-9514.
Aug 29 Thu 10:30 am

Golf Fun Day
GOLF FUN DAY
Eglinton/Jane
Join Jo-Ann at the Scarlett Woods golf course for 18 holes of golf. COST: green fees $31.64 for seniors and $43.23 for adults, plus the UKC $5 levy. Rentals are available: Clubs $25 with pull cart included, pull cart only $7, power carts 25/person. There will be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. IMPORTANT: To reserve, contact Jo-ann at 416-707-7758 or jdathome@sympatico.ca by 6pm Thu prior.
Aug 30 Fri 6:30 pm


Bull Firkin Pub
DRINKS/CONVERSATION/DINNER AT THE BULL AND FIRKIN
1835 Yonge St.
Join Christine for Friday night out at The Bull & Firkin which is located just across the road from Davisville subway and two short blocks south on Yonge on the east side (just before Merton St.) Great pub grub and a good choice of beer and wine with specials on both food and drink each day. Prices are reasonable. Christine is limiting the event to 9 members. Please contact by Wed prior at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-487-9869.
Sep 1 Sun 3 - 6 pm
Wheel Chair
Smokeshow BBQ
DANNY MARKS at the SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW
Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton
Join Marilyn at Smokeshow BBQ and Brew, 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd., in the first block south of Eglinton on the west side. Street parking is available. Come and listen, sing along and/or dance to Danny Marks, singer and musician (founding member of the group Edward Bear). Smokeshow has a varied menu with interesting new specials. Plus there is lots of room to dance. There is a $15 cover charge plus the levy. Please reserve no later than Fri am prior. Contact marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com.
Sep 1 Sun 6 pm
Wheel Chair
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 any bus going east and get off at Mt. Pleasant, then cross the road. The Granite is on the east side of 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 416-932-5536 by the Fri prior.
Sep 5 Thu 1 pm


Rose And Crown
THURSDAY AFTERNOON LUNCH AT THE ROSE & CROWN
Yonge/Eglinton
Mary invites you to join her for lunch at this popular Irish pub where there is always great conversation and humour among her guests! The pub is located at 2335 Yonge St., a short block and a half north of Eglinton station. It is a British/Irish family-owned pub. The event is limited to 12 members, so do book early! They serve regular pub food which is reasonably priced, along with a wide variety of beers and wines. Please contact Mary at mvigrow@rogers.com or 416-485-4853.
Sep 7 Sat 3:30 pm


Grossman's Pub
DIXIELAND JAZZ AT THE LEGENDARY GROSSMAN’S TAVERN
377 Spadina Ave.
Join Peter for an afternoon of Dixieland Jazz, 3:30pm to 7:00pm, by the Happy Pals along with beer or wine refreshments and a chance to get up and dance along to the music if you wish. UKC limit of 10 people. Coming early is advised as it gets pretty busy once the music starts. Our group will probably leave around 6:30pm to go to the Red Room restaurant, across the road at 444 Spadina, for an inexpensive Chinese dinner (optional). Accessible from the TTC Spadina Street Car, Nassau St. stop. Contact Peter Warth at pwarth.es@gmail.com or 416-787-0645, email preferred.
Sep 8 Sun 6 pm
Wheel Chair
Hot House Cafe
DINNER AT THE HOT HOUSE RESTAURANT
35 Church St. (corner of Church & Front)
Ron invites you to enjoy dinner at one of the busiest restaurants in Toronto and the reason is clear... great food... It offers an eclectic menu to suit all tastes, including an extensive vegetarian selection. It has an extensive selection of wines from around the world as well as cocktails, and a selection of offerings from Canadian microbreweries. The sun-drenched 150 seat patio is available during the summer and fall – weather permitting. It is accessible from Union Station and the King subway. Contact Ron Koehli by the Sat prior at rkoehli@bell.net or 905-845-0953.
Sep 11 Wed 2 pm


Walk
HIGH PARK WALK
Entrance on Bloor St.
Come for a leisurely, late summer stroll in the park. Sit down and relax in the Grenadier Restaurant halfway through to chat and fill the tank. Meet Elaine just past the front stone entrance to the park on Bloor Street. Closest subway, High Park station. Call by the day before please, Elaine 647-323-2713.
Sep 14 Sat 6:30 pm


Dil Se
INDIAN DINNER AT DIL SE
335 Roncesvalles Ave (close to Dundas W station)
Summer is here! Make your evening enjoyable by joining host Chris (filling in for Ritu) at this authentic Indian restaurant. Check the menu at dilse.ca. Halal and vegan options available. Limited to 10 people including the host. Please contact Chris by one day prior to the event: 647-205-1936.
Sep 15 Sun
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 (Fall 2024 to Summer 2025). Use the yellow application form or download a form from the Newsletter menu on the UKC website. This is also the last day to let the Events Director know what events you would like to organize in Oct, Nov, Dec. Christine Quinn christineukc23@gmail.com.
Sep 17 Tue 12 noon


Walk
WALK THROUGH MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY AND LUNCH
Yonge/Davisville area
Christine invites you for a walk through the peaceful surrounds of the cemetery looking at interesting gravestones along the way. After about 3/4 – 1 hour, we will head back to Yonge and have lunch. Christine will scout out a reasonable-priced café with a pleasant ambiance. She is limiting it to nine members. Call at least one day before the event to find out where to meet and where we’ll be eating: christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-487-9869.
Sep 21 Sat 12 noon


Golf Fun Day
GOLF FUN DAY
Eglinton/Jane RESERVE BY 6pm SATURDAY PRIOR
Join Jo-ann at the Scarlett Woods golf course for 18 holes of golf. COST: green fees $38.52 for seniors and $52.41 for adults, plus the UKC $5 levy. Rentals are available: Clubs $25 with pull cart included, pull cart only $7, power carts 25/person. There will be prizes for longest drive and by 6pm Thu prior. closest to the pin. IMPORTANT: To reserve, contact Jo-ann at 416-707-7758 or jdathome@sympatico.ca.
Sep 21 Sat 5:15 pm
Wheel Chair
London Pub
DINNER AT LONDON GATE PUB
Mississauga/Etobicoke
Everyone is welcome. UKC levy of $5 will apply. This will be the ‘19th hole’ for the afternoon golfers, with no levy payable. The London Gate Pub is located at 5395 Eglinton Ave. W, just west of Renforth Drive. It is located close to highways 401 and 427. Hopefully, it will be a lovely sunny day, so we can enjoy dinner on the large patio. Reservations required by 8pm the evening before. Please contact Jo-ann at 416-707-7758 or jdathome@sympatico.ca.
Sep 22 Sun 6 pm


Gatherings Restobar
DINNER AT GATHERINGS RESTOBAR
49 St. Clair St. W.
Join Chris at this lovely new bar/pub on St. Clair Avenue W, just minutes away from St. Clair (and Yonge) subway. They have a large selection beer, wine, cocktails and specialty coffees. There is a wide menu with something for everyone. To reserve please contact Chris at 647-205-1936 by the day before.
Sep 27 Fri 6:30 pm


Bull And Firkin Pub
DRINKS/CONVERSATION/DINNER AT THE BULL AND FIRKIN
1835 Yonge St.
Join Christine for Friday night out at The Bull & Firkin which is located just across the road from Davisville subway and two short blocks south on Yonge on the east side (just before Merton St.) Great pub grub and a good choice of beer and wine with specials on both food and drink each day. Prices are reasonable. Christine is limiting the event to 9 members. Please contact by Wed prior at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-487-9869.
Sep 28 Sat 6 pm

Sophia Yorkville
DINNER AT SOFIA’S
99 Yorkville Ave.
Sofia is another great Yorkville spot. It is an upscale Italian restaurant serving many authentic dishes. The closest subway is Bay on line 2. It is also a short walk from the St. George subway. Bedford exit and Yonge St, Station. Contact Chris the day before at 647-205-1936.
Sep 29 Sun 6 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 the day before at granshawada@gmail.com or 416-358-9514.