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Old 03-18-2016, 06:16 PM
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Default The new GTG in the GTA every Saturday morning 10 AM

Because of the success and popularity of last year's (2016) alternating locations, we are going to continue to do this for the foreseeable future. Last year's format made it more accessible for new people to join and that's really the point of these meets. The GTG has spawned many friendships over the years, and served as a good meeting point for drives too, so let's continue in 2017...our 11th year!

Summer location meets start the 2nd (weather permitting) or 3rd Saturday in April. Exact start date will be posted in a separate thread.

Both locations are within easy access of major highways and can provide a good start point for Fun Runs afterwards.

UPDATE: Instead of posting exact dates for each location, I've decided to simply alternate on even or odd numbered dates. There will be a couple of times when the same location is used consecutively, but it will all work out in the end quite equitably. Just keep a note on your smartphone as to which location is even and which is odd.
If you don't know what even and odd numbers are, then you should've paid more attention in math class!


EVEN NUMBERED CALENDAR DATE SATURDAYS: The Wild Goose Restaurant
5395 Eglinton Ave W, Etobicoke , ON M9C 5K6

This is a nice restaurant with a very private lot. There is also a terrace where you can sit and have breakfast/lunch. Over the years, a number of us have gone there after the GTG to grab a bite to eat. The owner has expressed enthusiasm for having a bunch of Porsche customers show up on regular basis. Glenn is going to see how serious the owner was about opening up a little earlier for coffee. Important: They do not offer take out coffee cups, so please bring your own travel mugs!









ODD NUMBERED CALENDAR DATE SATURDAYS: Chapter's/Starbucks
3050 Vega Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5L 5X8

This is where Terry's SOLHA (Southern Ontario Long Hood Association) meets have been happening. 1 block east of the 403 / Dundas interchange on the North side . (West of Winston Churchill)
Nice patio area and plenty of excellent parking . This location is easily accessible from either the QEW, 403,
401, Dundas , as well as the 407. Let's check it out and see if we can reunite all the generations once again!







We will return to our winter location on the first Saturday in November.

The winter location is Artisano's Bakery and CafÚ located at the corner of Islington and Titan.
Here is a link with a map and all other pertinent info:http://www.artisanobakery.com/LOCATIONS/islington.asp
There is plenty of parking, great coffee and food and lots of seating inside.
The time stays the same at 10 am until whenever.

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Old 03-18-2016, 06:42 PM
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Funny the first map address for Tim Hortons came up as Ottawa on my screen.... I'm honoured you guys are driving all the way here. I'll be sure to make it out to this one!
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Ah, ok, never mind then.

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Phil,thanks for organizing this.
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All fixed now.

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Thanks...Can't wait..
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Nice to try a few places before we fix on one. I want to see how far and accessible each location is.
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check out the Michael's at 170 North Queen. I know the owner of the property and can ensure no hassle.
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Originally Posted by moab View Post
check out the Michael's at 170 North Queen. I know the owner of the property and can ensure no hassle.
Good to know! I was thinking that that side of the lot might be better and not as exposed.
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I wonder who the last part is directed at....

May try and make it out for one but do you ever meet then drive? Or no good routes out that way (I am in the east end)?
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Vern I come from Cambridge so if I can get there and Will can, then I think most people can
Phill all those locations sound feasible to me and hope to meet you guys there even if my car isn't on the road yet.

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I wonder who the last part is directed at.... May try and make it out for one but do you ever meet then drive? Or no good routes out that way (I am in the east end)?
Don't waste your breath
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May try and make it out for one but do you ever meet then drive? Or no good routes out that way (I am in the east end)?
Vern,

Yup, many drives have started out from the GTGs in the past. We've also used the old location as a meeting point when heading to the tracks (TMP and the now defunct Dunnville) for those who wanted to convoy down. If you want to organize one, by all means do so. There really isn't any formality with these meets as anyone whose ever attended can attest.
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For some of us like myself & Clive, part of the drive is getting there.
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Cool, the 403/Dundas location is close by for me.

FYI, a lot of bikers and JDM guys meet right there on the south side of dundas at the tim horton's. They don't usually get out that early, but the few times I've gone to grab a coffee, there's always a few who start driving like clowns. Lot's of cops up and down Dundas (especially west of the 403), so just be careful.
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