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 Post subject: Actung Canucks Pt2
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:27 pm 
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I found out this week Im probably out to Toronto next month for six weeks
What should I look to do
What are good bars for watching rugby
What are good bars for watching premiership football
Any tips for me?


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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It’ll be Fall when you get there.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Sandstorm wrote:
It’ll be Fall when you get there.

Lol


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Winnie wrote:
I found out this week Im probably out to Toronto next month for six weeks
What should I look to do



get the phuck out of Toronto, it is a shit hole.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Enjoy the American style crime.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Go to a Maple Leafs game...it is a great experience.

If you are into the NFL, they have trips to the Bills games across the border.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Winnie wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
It’ll be Fall when you get there.

Lol



And he's wrong anyway. Dead of winter by then, and trust me, you don't have enough jackets in your closet for their shitty winters.

And then . . . . what hornets said. But don't come anywhere near here ya cnut. We're full.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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You will probably be forced 25 hrs a day to listen to arrogant Toronto residents boast about how the Leafs are going to win the next 5 Stanley cups... The leafs will never win a cup again... they suck.

Good luck with that....

Book a flight to beautiful British Columbia and see the west coast. Don't listen to your ignorant neighbour that tries to tell you to rent a car as Ontario to BC is only a short day drive........ Looks so close on the map. Its not... its a huge drive across a waste land that we call the Prairies.......


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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moosehead wrote:
You will probably be forced 25 hrs a day to listen to arrogant Toronto residents boast about how the Leafs are going to win the next 5 Stanley cups... The leafs will never win a cup again... they suck.

Good luck with that....

Book a flight to beautiful British Columbia and see the west coast. Don't listen to your ignorant neighbour that tries to tell you to rent a car as Ontario to BC is only a short day drive........ Looks so close on the map. Its not... its a huge drive across a waste land that we call the Prairies.......



Land in Calgary drive through the mountains, that is worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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tcc_dc wrote:
Go to a Maple Leafs game...it is a great experience.

If you are into the NFL, they have trips to the Bills games across the border.

Both of those sound like a plan!


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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hornets wrote:
moosehead wrote:
You will probably be forced 25 hrs a day to listen to arrogant Toronto residents boast about how the Leafs are going to win the next 5 Stanley cups... The leafs will never win a cup again... they suck.

Good luck with that....

Book a flight to beautiful British Columbia and see the west coast. Don't listen to your ignorant neighbour that tries to tell you to rent a car as Ontario to BC is only a short day drive........ Looks so close on the map. Its not... its a huge drive across a waste land that we call the Prairies.......



Land in Calgary drive through the mountains, that is worth it.


Just a short days drive! Would be worth it though.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Winnie wrote:
tcc_dc wrote:
Go to a Maple Leafs game...it is a great experience.

If you are into the NFL, they have trips to the Bills games across the border.

Both of those sound like a plan!


And if you like hockey, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a great time


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Don't eat food or drink coffee from a Tim Hortons.

Their food tastes like crap.... and their coffee is similar to toilet water....


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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moosehead wrote:
Don't eat food or drink coffee from a Tim Hortons.

Their food tastes like crap.... and their coffee is similar to toilet water....


I like their farmer wraps. Coffee is meh though.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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moosehead wrote:
Don't eat food or drink coffee from a Tim Hortons.

Their food tastes like crap.... and their coffee is similar to toilet water....


You hate Timbits? Turn in your Canadian Card... :x


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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tcc_dc wrote:
moosehead wrote:
Don't eat food or drink coffee from a Tim Hortons.

Their food tastes like crap.... and their coffee is similar to toilet water....


You hate Timbits? Turn in your Canadian Card... :x


He's from the 'lower mainlaind' pretty much the only area in Canada where Tim Horton's is not popular. They only do 'Starbucks' or 'Caffe Artigiano' They think it makes them look sophisticated.

p.s. those new apple fritter timbits are like heaven on earth. As said, their coffee is just okay.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:25 pm 
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In fairness to both camps, Tim's was much better when they had actual bakers.

My first job in school was doing dishes at a resort and the baker there would always come in for the brunch shift, having just done one at Tim Horton's. I think he would have been there around 3-4am?

I ruined my dad's day when I told him that their muffins now have more calories and sugar than pretty much any donut. He thought he was taking the healthy option! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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And if you do like doughnuts, then it's always better to stop at a bakery for them. Usually twice the size but not twice the price.

Cafes and coffee shops in villages and bakeries in the city usually have all kinds of goodies. If you want a taste adventure for your sweet tooth, you should consider doing the Butter Tart Tour! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Cheers lads, I now know where/where not to get cakes and coffee

Now to the more important bits
Where do I watch the rugby/football


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Morgan14 lives in the Toronto area, perhaps amend the thread title to get his attention.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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tcc_dc wrote:
moosehead wrote:
Don't eat food or drink coffee from a Tim Hortons.

Their food tastes like crap.... and their coffee is similar to toilet water....


You hate Timbits? Turn in your Canadian Card... :x



Nope he is correct, Tim's is hot garbage.


Their food and coffee and donuts are horrible.

Their marketing team is very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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zippy is also in the GTA, isn't he?

Alternatively, you could look up Toronto rugby clubs and browse their sites / facebook pages. They usually all have a pub sponsor and their sites / pub's sites might mention when the rugby is on telly.

The map doesn't show where they're based (a lot would train / do the pub thing down town, but play out of that godforsaken hell hole that is Fletcher's Fields)

http://torontorugby.ca/clubs/

You'd want to check ...

Balmy Beach
Bay Street
Muddy York (men's team that's focused on gays, though not exclusively so; friends say they're the best partiers)
Toronto Buccaneers
Toronto Lions
Toronto Nomads
Toronto Saracens
Toronto Scottish
Yeoman Lions (ahh ... I didn't hear they'd merged ... weren't Yeomen banned or something for fights / red cards? ... upon looking at the site, it seems it's now a women's only club. Might be worth checking out as not all play for the other team. ;) )


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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hornets wrote:

Their marketing team is very good.


I think the sheer number of locations + drive-thru suckers in people, but let's also be honest and say that most Canucks (me included, as I don't drink coffee/tea/sugary stuff anymore) don't know quality beverages.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Nieghorn wrote:
hornets wrote:

Their marketing team is very good.


I think the sheer number of locations + drive-thru suckers in people, but let's also be honest and say that most Canucks (me included, as I don't drink coffee/tea/sugary stuff anymore) don't know quality beverages.




What I mean is their marketing team has created a "sense of being Canadian" through the consumption of their offerings. The mere mention of not liking Timmies can create a sense of being non-Canadian.

Fair play to them, they have tapped into a weakness in our National Mindset.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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hornets wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
hornets wrote:

Their marketing team is very good.


I think the sheer number of locations + drive-thru suckers in people, but let's also be honest and say that most Canucks (me included, as I don't drink coffee/tea/sugary stuff anymore) don't know quality beverages.




What I mean is their marketing team has created a "sense of being Canadian" through the consumption of their offerings. The mere mention of not liking Timmies can create a sense of being non-Canadian.

Fair play to them, they have tapped into a weakness in our National Mindset.


Yeah, I can agree with that.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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It must work...I'm American but work for a Canadian Company.

Every Canadian I know need their Timbits...and Horton's is slowly expanding in the US.

And like Nieghorn, I know nothing about coffee.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Cheers lads for all your responses


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Winnie wrote:
Cheers lads for all your responses


Get anything close to what you were looking for?


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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tcc_dc wrote:
It must work...I'm American but work for a Canadian Company.

Every Canadian I know need their Timbits...and Horton's is slowly expanding in the US.



It got a mention on a US show I was watching recently ... must have been Conan O'Brien as I don't watch a lot of US network TV. Basically were joking about how ever-present they are, which is certainly the case here!

I come from a small city of 30K and within it / the surrounding area, there are ... holy shite! More than I thought!

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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Have you ever done a Tim Horton ' s tour and go to all in one day? That should be part of any citizenship test.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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CanNZ2000 wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Cheers lads for all your responses


Get anything close to what you were looking for?

LOL, got some stuff yes


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Winnie wrote:
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Winnie wrote:
Cheers lads for all your responses


Get anything close to what you were looking for?

LOL, got some stuff yes



If you get a chance hit up an OHL game.

http://ontariohockeyleague.com/


Good hockey and a great price point compared to the NHL.


Check that the Marlies, AHL might be a better option in Toronto.


https://theahl.com/


There doesn't appear to be an OHL team in TO, which really I should expect from the dicks.


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Heh.

Here is a pic of the latest fashion in Toronto....
PIck one up at the airport and wear it into Downtown...

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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Have you ever done a Tim Horton ' s tour and go to all in one day? That should be part of any citizenship test.


Nah, they’d already have visited as a landed immigrant or refugee. Citizenship should be Cora for breakfast. Harvey’s for lunch. The Keg for dinner. (St Hubert’s acceptable if you’re in Quebec.)

Ontario (aka centre of the universe) resident special punch card achieved if you also eat at Coffee Time, The Works, and East Side Mario’s.


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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Great post neigs...
But i would do...


Cora for Breakfast - frenchies know how to do Breakie....

Cactus Club / Earls / Whitespot . - for lunch

Keg / St. Hubert for din din.... One time i was ordering no slaw in french... and i the lady thought i said double slaw...... LOL


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moosehead wrote:
Great post neigs...
But i would do...


Cora for Breakfast - frenchies know how to do Breakie....

Cactus Club / Earls / Whitespot . - for lunch

Keg / St. Hubert for din din.... One time i was ordering no slaw in french... and i the lady thought i said double slaw...... LOL


One of the most drunk times in my life was at a Keg in Montreal.

But am I a terrible person for liking Rickyard's Red?

I really like the microbrews up in Canada and I think some of the best cream ales (McAusian (Montreal?) and Muskoka)


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 Post subject: Re: Actung Canucks Pt2
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moosehead wrote:
Great post neigs...
But i would do...


Cora for Breakfast - frenchies know how to do Breakie....

Cactus Club / Earls / Whitespot . - for lunch

Keg / St. Hubert for din din.... One time i was ordering no slaw in french... and i the lady thought i said double slaw...... LOL


Cora is alright. They are cheap on the toast though, it is suppose to be 'bottomless' but they don't advertise it. Found out by accident. Whitespot, wow, there is a blast from the past. Earls is overrated crap. You are literally paying to wait for an hour for your food. Actually never been to Cactus club. Giver me a good ol' fashioned pub over any of those restaurants any day of the week.


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