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Winter Events 2022

You and your single friends, WHEREVER BORN, are invited to the following events
There is a $5 levy per person per event to be paid on arrival.
YOUR GUESTS and FIRST TIMERS INCLUDED.

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

When paying the levy, do not expect hosts to provide change; we must minimize the handling of cash. If you do not have a $5 banknote, write a cheque payable to the UK CONNEXION before you arrive. You will be asked to drop payment directly into a bag or envelope from the host.

UKC outdoor events are only possible by strict compliance with COVID-19 rules. If you do not believe in the necessity of masking, sanitization, and social distancing requirements, or have any virus symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
Jan 14 Fri 6 pm
Zoom
ZOOM HAPPPY HOUR
No Levy
Join Susan for a Zoom Happy Hour video conference this Friday. This will be a free event to help UKC members keep connected in these trying times. The Zoom program can be downloaded here. Once it is downloaded you have to set up Zoom by signing in with your email address and setting up a password. There are tutorials on this product here. You can also join a test meeting here to test your video and sound in Zoom. Please register with Susan at brunnsu@rogers.com by 3 pm on Friday. Around 6 pm on Friday, Susan will send you an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Jan 14 Fri 6 pm
St. James Gate
SUPPER AT ST. JAMES GATE
Cancelled Due To Covid
Join Maria at this Irish style pub with live music which has a great pub-grub menu. The event is limited to 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked and keep their social distance. Please have a $5 bill ready for your levy, or a cheque payable to the UK Connexion. Please contact Maria by the Tue prior at amaria254@gmail.com.
Jan 16 Sun 6 pm
Granite Brewery
DINNER/MINGLING AT THE GRANITE BREWERY
Cancelled Due To Covid
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 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked, and adhere to social-distancing. Please have your $5 levy ready or a cheque payable to UK Connexion. To reserve, please contact Maureen at mstuchbury@gmail.com or 416-486-6088 by Fri Jan 14.
Jan 19 Wed 6:30 pm
DINNER AT THE BUDAPEST RESTAURANT
Cancelled Due To Covid
A traditional Hungarian restaurant serving stews, cabbage rolls, schnitzel, dumplings, and more. Take subway to Woodbine Station then, on south side of Danforth walk 2 ½ blocks to restaurant. Pay parking is available on Danforth or public pay parking off of Amroth Ave (behind Value Village, 1 block east of Woodbine) for $3.00 after 6 pm. This event is limited to 10 socially distanced, fully vaccinated, masked members. Please have a $5.00 bill or pre-written cheque made payable to UK Connexion. Contact Rosemary at rosemary2k14@gmail.com or 416-423-1753.
Jan 21 Fri 6 pm
Zoom
ZOOM HAPPPY HOUR
No Levy
Join Susan for a Zoom Happy Hour video conference this Friday. This will be a free event to help UKC members keep connected in these trying times. The Zoom program can be downloaded here. Once it is downloaded you have to set up Zoom by signing in with your email address and setting up a password. There are tutorials on this product here. You can also join a test meeting here to test your video and sound in Zoom. Please register with Susan at brunnsu@rogers.com by 3 pm on Friday. Around 6 pm on Friday, Susan will send you an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Jan 22 Sat 4 pm
Meal
A DELICIOUS MEAL MADE BY YOU
Zoom
Join Polly on ZOOM to cook your Jerk Chicken with rice and peas. You will receive a list of ingredients ahead of time with instructions for preparation (e.g. marinate chicken). The rest is as easy as pie. If interested contact Polly: pollyc54@gmail.com or 416-792-8745 to sign up.
Jan 23 Sun 3 pm
Jazz
BIG BAND SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW
Cancelled Due To Covid
Join Marilyn and 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 $5 UKC levy. Please reserve no later than Fri am, Jan 21, and we are limited to 10 fully vaccinated people plus your host. Masks are required to enter the restaurant. 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.
Jan 27 Thu 6:30 pm
DINNER AT THE PHEASANT & FIRKIN
Avenue & Wilson
Join Christine to enjoy a get together at this Brit-style pub that has the Union Jack sign over the front door, located at 1999 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5M 4A5, at the N/E corner of Avenue and Haddington. They have a wide variety of pub fare, ales/beers and wine and all at reasonable prices, and Thursday evenings are said to be "quite lively." It can be reached by taking the Avenue Road No. 61 bus from Eglinton station (every 20 minutes) and get off at Dunblaine and walk back south one minute. Or a bus from York Mills station, alighting at Wilson and walking south 7 minutes to Haddington. www.firkinpubs.com/thepheasantandfirkin. Lots of paid and street parking in the area. The event is open to 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked and adhere to social distancing. The $5 levy will apply with a banknote or cheque made out to UKC. Contact Christine by Tue noon prior at the latest: christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-487-9869.
Feb 11 Fri 6 pm
St. James Gate
SUPPER AT ST. JAMES GATE
5140 Dundas St. W. Etobicoke
Join Maria at this Irish style pub with live music which has a great pub-grub menu! The event is limited to 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked and keep their social distance. Please have a $5 bill ready for your levy, or a cheque payable to the UK Connexion. Please contact Maria by the Tue prior at amaria254@gmail.com.
Feb 13 Sun 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 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked, and adhere to social-distancing. Please have your $5 levy ready or a cheque payable to UK Connexion. To reserve, please contact Maureen at mstuchbury@gmail.com or 416-486-6088 by Fri Feb 11.
Feb 15 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.) The event is limited to 10 guests plus the host. The $5 levy will apply. Please have a $5 note ready or a cheque payable to UKConnexion. Guests need to be fully vaccinated, adhere to social distancing and wear a mask as required. 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. Please contact Ritu at ritubhama@hotmail.com by Thu prior to register for this unique event.
Feb 20 Sun 3 pm
Jazz
BIG BAND SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW
Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton
Join Marilyn and 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 $5 UKC levy. Please reserve no later than Fri am, Feb 18, and we are limited to 10 fully vaccinated people plus your host. Masks are required to enter the restaurant. 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@roger.com. There is no additional levy for this.
Feb 23 Wed 6:30 pm
Budapest
DINNER AT THE BUDAPEST RESTAURANT
2182 Danforth Ave.
A traditional Hungarian restaurant serving stews, cabbage rolls, schnitzel, dumplings, and more. Take subway to Woodbine Station then, on south side of Danforth walk 2 ½ blocks to restaurant. Pay parking is available on Danforth or public pay parking off of Amroth Ave (behind Value Village, 1 block east of Woodbine) for $3.00 after 6 pm. This event is limited to 10 socially distanced, fully vaccinated, masked members. Please have a $5.00 bill or pre-written cheque made payable to UK Connexion. Contact Rosemary at rosemary2k14@gmail.com or 416-423-1753.
Feb 25 Thu 6:30 pm
Pheasant
DINNER AT THE PHEASANT & FIRKIN
Avenue & Wilson
Join Christine to enjoy a get together at this Brit-style pub that has the Union Jack sign over the front door, located at 1999 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5M 4A5, at the N/E corner of Avenue and Haddington. They have a wide variety of pub fare, ales/beers and wine and all at reasonable prices, and Thursday evenings are said to be "quite lively". It can be reached by taking the Avenue Road No. 61 bus from Eglinton station (every 20 minutes) and get off at Dunblaine and walk back south one minute. Or a bus from York Mills station, alighting at Wilson and walking south 7 minutes to Haddington. https://www.firkinpubs.com/thepheasantandfirkin/. Lots of paid and street parking in the area. The event is open to 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked and adhere to social distancing. The $5 levy will apply with a banknote or cheque made out to UKC. Contact Christine by Tue noon prior at the latest: christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-487-9869.
Mar 3 Thu 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. Vegetarian options and an all-you-can-eat buffet-by-order are also available. Set course and combo dinners from $10.99, plus UKC levy. Check with the host by the Mon prior as there may be some restrictions. The event is open to 10 fully vaccinated, masked, and adhere to social-distancing. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Please contact Tony at 416-693-8639.
Mar 17 Thu 6 pm
SUPPER AT ST. JAMES GATE
5140 Dundas St. W. Etobicoke
Join Maria to enjoy a St. Patrick's Night get-together at this Irish style pub with live music which has a great pub-grub menu – Thursday is Fish n’ Chips night! The event is limited to 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked and keep their social distance. Please have a $5 bill ready for your levy, or a cheque payable to the UK Connexion. Please contact Maria by the Mon prior at amaria254@gmail.com.
Mar 17 Thu 6:30 pm
Pheasant Firkin
DINNER AT THE PHEASANT & FIRKIN
Avenue & Wilson
Join Christine to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Night get-together at this Brit-style pub that has the Union Jack sign over the front door, located at 1999 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5M 4A5, at the N/E corner of Avenue and Haddington. They have a wide variety of pub fare, ales/beers and wine and all at reasonable prices, and Thursday evenings are said to be “quite lively”. It can be reached by taking the Avenue Road No. 61 bus from Eglinton station (every 20 minutes) and get off at Dunblaine and walk back south one minute. Or a bus from York Mills station, alighting at Wilson and walking south 7 minutes to Haddington. https://www.firkinpubs.com/thepheasantandfirkin/. Lots of paid and street parking in the area. The event is open to 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked and adhere to social distancing. The $5 levy will apply with a banknote or cheque made out to UKC. Contact Christine by Tue noon prior at the latest: christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-487-9869.
Mar 20 Sun 3 pm
Jazz
BIG BAND SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW
Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton
Join Marilyn and 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 $5 UKC levy. Please reserve no later than Fri am, Feb 18, and we are limited to 10 fully vaccinated people plus your host. Masks are required to enter the restaurant. 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@roger.com. There is no additional levy for this.
Mar 23 Wed 6:30 pm
Budapest
DINNER AT THE BUDAPEST RESTAURANT
2182 Danforth Ave.
A traditional Hungarian restaurant serving stews, cabbage rolls, schnitzel, dumplings, and more. Take subway to Woodbine Station then, on south side of Danforth walk 2 ½ blocks to restaurant. Pay parking is available on Danforth or public pay parking off of Amroth Ave (behind Value Village, 1 block east of Woodbine) for $3.00 after 6 pm. This event is limited to 10 socially distanced, fully vaccinated, masked members. Please have a $5.00 bill or pre-written cheque made payable to UK Connexion. Contact Rosemary at rosemary2k14@gmail.com or 416-423-1753.
Mar 27 Sun 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 10 members who are fully vaccinated, masked, and adhere to social-distancing. Please have your $5 levy ready or a cheque payable to UK Connexion. To reserve, please contact Maureen at mstuchbury@gmail.com or 416-486-6088 by Fri Mar 25.