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Fall Events 2023

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.

If you have ANY virus symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.

Dec 2 Sat 2 pm

Yorkminster Baptist Church
Yonge & St. Clair
Maureen C. invites you to join her to enjoy listening to Christmas carols and songs at this very popular annual concert. The church is located north of St. Clair subway - about a seven-minute walk on the east side of Yonge. Please meet Maureen inside the entrance about 1:30 to collect the $5 UKC levy and find seating in the church. Please note there is a freewill donation request or bring one of two items of canned goods for the food bank. After the concert we can walk back down to the large Tim Horton's to enjoy hot chocolate and a treat. The event is limited to nine members. You might want to bring a face mask in case it is suggested by the church and for your own well-being. Please ensure you contact Maureen in plenty of time as this is a very popular concert: Contact 416-482-0386.
Dec 3 Sun 3-6 pm
Wheel Chair
Smokeshow 3
SMOKESHOW BBQ & BREW, Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton
Join Susan 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 (preferred) or 416-925-4959.
Dec 3 Sun 6 pm
not parking garageWheel Chair
Granite Brewery 5
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 or 416-932-5536 by the Fri prior.
Dec 10 Sun 6 pm
Wheel Chair
Bier Markt
58 The Esplanade
Join Ron and enjoy a fabulous meal from the menu: chicken or pork, fish 'n' chips, salmon, beef. Prices begin at $18. Also available - a selection of beers (and wines). Meet at 6 pm for meet and greet and supper at 7 pm. Closest subway King & Yonge or Union Station. Contact Ron by day before at or 289-981-3184.
Dec 12 Tue 6 pm

Budapest 4
2183 Danforth Avenue
(Note change in day of event.)
A traditional Hungarian restaurant serving stews, cabbage rolls, schnitzel, dumplings, and more. Take subway to Woodbine Station then, on south side of Danforth walk east 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 after 6 pm. Event is open to 12 members. Contact Rosemary at or 416-423-1753.
Dec 14 Thu 1 pm

Rose and Crown
After enjoying a number of successful UKC "leisurely lunches" over the last couple of months, once again Mary invites you to join her at The Rose and Crown at 2335 Yonge St., a short block and a half north of Eglinton station. It is a British/Irish family-owned pub and run by Lisa and Johnny, the second-generation husband and wife owners. It has been at Y/E for the past 40 years and has an authentic pub atmosphere. Usually it's a quite time of day and we can sit in the spacious lounge at the front of the pub. (There is also a pool table if you fancy – 2 x 2 toonies a game!) 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. The $5 UKC levy will apply. Please contact Mary at or 416-485-4853.
Dec 15 Fri
UK QUARTERLY: This is the last day to let our Events Director know what events you would like to organize in Jan, Feb, Mar. Please contact Christine Quinn at 416-487-9869 or If you are not yet on the mailing list for the UK Quarterly, please send your cheque for the $20 subscription for four issues (Winter 2024 – Autumn 2024) plus the current one. Use the yellow application form if you have one or download a form from Form.
Dec 16 Sat 3:30 pm

Grossman's Pub
377 Spadina Ave.
Join Peter for an afternoon of Dixieland Jazz, 3:30 to 7 pm, 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 6:30 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 by the Fri prior at or 416-787-0645.
Dec 17 Sun 3 - 6 pm
Wheel Chair
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 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. Please note that this big band IS LOUD. The Band plays rock, ballads and the old big band standards. Smokeshow has a varied menu with interesting new specials. Plus there is lots of room to dance. There is a $10 cover charge plus the levy. Please reserve no later than Fri am prior. Contact (preferred) or 647-210-5110.
Dec 21 Thu 6:30 pm

Bull and Firkin Pub
BULL & FIRKIN, 1835 Yonge St.
(Note change in day of event.)
Join Christine for Thursday 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 or 416-487-9869.
Dec 26 Tue 7 pm

Little India
Tony invites you to enjoy an excellent Indian dinner at a reasonable cost at the Regency Restaurant, 1423 Gerrard St. E, west of Coxwell Ave in Little India. This spotless restaurant features a wide variety of Indian dishes at reasonable prices. It was famous for its all-you-can-eat buffet, but replaced it during the pandemic by new Combo Plates, with two meat dishes and one vegetable dish, plus rice and naan and either salad or dessert, for $12.99 (or two vegetable dishes and one meat dish for $11.99). Take the No. 22 bus from Coxwell Station. Please register by 5 pm the day of the event. Contact Tony at or 416-693-8639.