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Winter Events 2018

May 25 Fri 6:30 pm
Movie
MOVIE NIGHT at the CINEMA
Yonge/Eglinton
Come join your club members at Yonge/Eglinton for a film then a drink afterwards to socialize and discuss it. Actual film TBA. Please respond after May 14 to jackie@burgerfs.ca (preferred) or 416-483-5153 (if you have no email). $5 UKC levy applies.
May 26 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND - THE LEASIDE PUB
Laird S of Eglinton
Join Christine at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the northwest corner of McCrae. (Bus-stop is right outside the pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays traditional New Orleans jazz and is a legend in Toronto. There is great pub food plus a $10 steak special on Saturday afternoons. No cover charge to hear this wonderful band, only the $5 UKC Levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available plus a large shopping plaza a block down on the east side of Laird. Please register by the Friday morning before so we can reserve our table: kcquinn@rogers.com (preferred) or call 416-256-5851.
May 27 Sun 6 pm
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, housed in a charming historical building that was a blacksmith's shop at the turn of the century. Just one block east of the old Hummingbird/Sony Center. Mingling starts at 6 pm in the bar, dinner at 7 pm. Several popular Italian specialties are offered with prices ranging from approx. $13 to $20. All meals include soup or salad, fresh bread with plain or garlic butter, finished off with spumoni ice cream, tea, or coffee. Individual billing; tax and gratuity not included. Plus UKC levy. RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL by the day before by calling Chris at 647-205-1936.
Jun 2 Sat 7 pm
Penthouse Party
PENTHOUSE POT-LUCK PATIO PARTY
Toronto Harbour
Another exciting patio party hosted by Bruce! Get high in the sky with a breathtaking view of Toronto harbour. Enjoy the wonderful ambiance from a party room and terrace at the top of a luxury high-rise at Yonge and The Esplanade. BYOB and a food dish to share. Music provided by DJ, Ian Hunt. Space limited to 50 party animals, so act quickly. Admission is by prepaid ticket ($15 + UKC $5 levy). Send cheque payable to Bruce Buttimore ($20 per person) for you and each of your single guests to: Bruce Buttimore, 1212-25 The Esplanade, Toronto ON M5E 1W5. If your guests are not already UK Connexion members, enclose an application form or have them join immediately through our website: www.ukconnexion.net. Email Bruce at buttimore@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-594-1293 for more party information and to advise of food contribution. Food should be pre-cooked with serving plate plus serving utensil if needed. Cold dishes welcome. Don’t delay - previous Penthouse Parties have been sold out.
June 3 Sun 12 pm
Golfing
UK CONNEXION GOLF TOURNAMENT & LUNCH
Mississauga
Join Ian and experience the nine-hole Braeben Academy Par 3 golf course on a windy hilltop in Mississauga, 5700 Terry Fox Way; enter 500 yards SOUTH of Matheson. The course is built to the model of the Scottish Highlands and is a great beginner and intermediate course. Green fees are $21 per person and $15 (approx.) for seniors (plus GST). Pull carts and clubs are available to rent. After the golf, we will travel to nearby Fionn McCools for a drink and lunch. Register 3 days in advance. Please contact Ian 905-337-3990 or Ukayman337@gmail.com.
Jun 3 Sun 6:30 pm
Elephant and Castle
“15/15” DINNER/MINGLING
ELEPHANT & CASTLE, King/Simcoe
Join Christine at the ELEPHANT & CASTLE, 212 King St W. Free snack platters provided, plus 15% off the menu prices if 15 or more attend. We meet and mingle near the back in a reserved area before sitting down for excellent pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, etc. Entrées: $9 - $16. Located directly across from Roy Thomson Hall - just steps from St. Andrew subway. For GO train users it is a relaxing 10 minute walk from Union Station and parking is free at GO stations. New members are very welcome. BRING YOUR SINGLE FRIENDS but please tell them about the $5 levy. If more details are needed, contact Christine at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com. No need to reserve, just drop in.
Jun 7 Thu 7 pm
Regency
REGENCY RESTAURANT
LITTLE INDIA
New Host
Join Rosemary and enjoy an excellent Indian buffet dinner for only $13.99 at the Regency Restaurant, 1423 Gerrard Street East, east of Greenwood Avenue in Little India. This spotless restaurant sports 4 curries, yoghurt chicken, with many side dishes, naan, poppadum, salads. Food and service are excellent. $5 UKC levy collected. Let Rosemary know whether you can make it: 416-423-1753 or rosemary2k14@gmail.com.
Jun 9 Sat 8 pm
Singles Dance
SINGLES PROFESSIONALS DANCE
Location TBA
Join Steve at reserved UKC tables at the Singles Professionals Network dance. Location to be announced. www.singlesparties.com. Cash bar and great DJ. Cost, usually $15, includes UKC levy. When you arrive at the dance, please ask where the UK Connexion table is located. The dance venue will be announced by email and on our website. Please reserve by noon the day before by contacting Steve at steve@computersteve.ca or 416-979-7727 with your full name and phone number.
Jun 10 Sun 10:20 am
Hiking
HIKE IN HIGH PARK
Bloor St W & High Park Ave.
Join Dorothy and Joan for a brisk walk at High Park. Meet at the north entrance of High Park, on Bloor St W at High Park Ave, a 3-minute walk from the High Park subway station. Please be on time. For those coming by car, arrive early to allow walking time to meet us at the park entrance at 10:20, OR meet at 10:40 in front of the Grenadier Cafe, where the large parking lot (free) is located. There is also free parking spaces along some of roads into and out of the park. We will hike through various sections of High Park for about 90 minutes. Then have lunch at Grenadier Cafe on the back patio. After lunch, we may have an additional one-hour walk for those interested, to different parts of the park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. The $5 UKC levy will apply. If planning to do this walk, please book with either Joan or Dorothy by at the very latest, the day before (Sat) by 6. Contact Joan at rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416-245-4345.
Jun 10 Sun 12 noon
Lunch
LUNCH AT GRENADIER CAFE
High Park
Join Dorothy & Joan on the back patio (or back dining room, depending on weather) for a leisurely lunch. This restaurant serves all-day breakfast and casual North American fare. Due to the business of this restaurant and so that we can sit together, you must book ahead with Dorothy or Joan. The $5 levy applies for those attending lunch only. No need to pay levy if you attended earlier event. New members are very welcome. Contact Joan at rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416-245-4345.
Jun 10 Sun 6 pm
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, housed in a charming historical building that was a blacksmith's shop at the turn of the century. Just one block east of the old Hummingbird/Sony Center. Mingling starts at 6 pm in the bar, dinner at 7 pm. Several popular Italian specialties are offered with prices ranging from approx. $13 to $20. All meals include soup or salad, fresh bread with plain or garlic butter, finished off with spumoni ice cream, tea, or coffee. Individual billing; tax and gratuity not included. Plus UKC levy. RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL by the day before by calling Chris at 647-205-1936.
Jun 15
Newsletter Deadline
If you are not yet on the mailing list for the UK Quarterly, please send your cheque for the $16 subscription for four issues (Summer 2018 - Spring 2019). Use the yellow application form or download a form from www.ukconnexion.net. This is also the last day to let the Events Director know what events you would like to organize in July, August, September. Contact Christine Quinn at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com.
Jun 16 Sat 6 pm
Old Stable Pub
OLD STABLE PUB
Port Credit
Join Mary for mingling and drinks followed by fresh home made Polish food (cabbage rolls to pierogies, goulash to chili, and even beef cabbage stew). If you haven't been to this pub, it has a very unique atmosphere so you may want to try out one of the saddles! The 30 year old pub is family run and the waitresses are very friendly. Located at 114 Lakeshore Rd W, opposite Starbucks. There is lots of street parking. As this is a small pub, please contact Mary by Wed Jun 13 at mbjukc@gmail.com or 905-507-0397.
Jun 17 Sun 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/Islington
Join Chris for mingling and drinks, followed by dinner. Enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail and complimentary snack platters provided by the pub before we sit down to dinner about 7:15 pm. This is a great event for new members so please invite your single friends, but remind them of the $5 UKC levy. (No need to pay levy if you attended earlier event.) Location: 3335 Bloor St W, just 2 blocks east of Islington subway station. Street parking available, as well as free street parking one block south on Lothian Ave, the street beside the pub. Reservations are not needed, please just drop in. If you have questions contact Chris at 647-205-1936.
Jun 21 Thu 6:30 pm
Bedford Academy
MID-WEEK FUN AT THE BEDFORD ACADEMY
Bloor/Bedford
Join Bruce for mingling and dinner in a reserved private cozy bar, with elevator access and washrooms on the same floor, at the Bedford Academy Pub, 36 Prince Arthur. Food choices are excellent, with a wide range of wines, domestic and imported beer at this interesting establishment. To reserve, please contact Bruce buttimore@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-594-1293. PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY FOR THIS EVENT!
Jun 23 Sat 3:30 pm
Jazz
SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - ALLEYCATZ
Yonge/Eglinton
Join Peter (filling in for Marilyn) at the Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge, 2.5 blocks north of Eglinton. The York Jazz Ensemble is one of Toronto's top nine-piece bands with a terrific horn section and singer. The music is mostly jazz, blues, rock, ballads and big band standards. In addition to the usual $5 levy, there’s a cover charge of $10. Alleycatz has a good-sized dance floor so just listen to the music or ask someone to get up and dance. They are well known for the good food and extensive menu. Underground parking is available half a block south on Broadway. Please reserve ahead of time as we have to book a table. Call Peter at 416-488-8249 or peterdean007@hotmail.com.
Jun 24 Sun 11:30 pm
Golfing
GOLFING FUN DAY
1000 Jane St.
Join Dorothy and Joan at Scarlett Woods (Jane/Eglinton) Executive Golf Course for 18 holes of golf. You don’t have to be an expert. All welcome! Bring your single friends! We will be playing ‘BEST DRIVE’, meaning that for the drive only, on holes greater than 150 yards; players who are beginners, pick up their balls and place them in line with the ball of the player who has the best drive. There will be prizes for ‘CLOSEST TO THE HOLE’ and ‘LONGEST DRIVE’ at designated holes. There is a maximum of one prize per golfer. Cost: green fees of $30 for seniors and $43 for adults, plus $5 UKC levy. Rentals available: clubs $20, pull cart $5 and power carts $30 for seniors, $32 for adults. Power carts can be shared. (all prices subject to change) IMPORTANT: You definitely need to reserve your spot by 6 pm on the Thu before. Contact JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Jun 24 Sun 5:15 pm
Wild Goose
DINNER AT THE WILD GOOSE
border of Mississauga/Etobicoke
Everyone is welcome and since NO reservations are needed, just show up; UKC levy of $5 or UKC coupon will apply. This will be the ‘19th hole’ for many of the afternoon golfers, with no levy payable. The WILD GOOSE Bar & Grill is located at 5395 Eglinton Ave. W, just west of Renforth Drive. From Scarlett Woods golf course, go west on Eglinton and about 10 minutes later, just after passing the lights at Renforth, you will see the restaurant in the plaza on the south (left side). Hopefully it will be a lovely sunny day, so we can enjoy dinner on the large patio. Any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact JOAN at rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Jun 28 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-byorder are also available. Set course and combo dinners from $10.99, plus UKC levy. Register by 5 pm on the day of the event. Please contact Tony at 416-693-8639.
Jun 30 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND - THE LEASIDE PUB
Laird S of Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the northwest corner of McCrae. (Bus-stop is right outside the pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays traditional New Orleans jazz and is a legend in Toronto. There is great pub food plus a $10 steak special on Saturday afternoons. No cover charge to hear this wonderful band, only the $5 UKC Levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available plus a large shopping plaza a block down on the east side of Laird. Please register by the Friday morning before so we can reserve our table: marilyn45goodman@gmail.com (preferred) or call 647-210-5110.