Thursday, February 15, 2007

British Isle Show

So we're only a few weeks away from the British Isle Show in Toronto and Corrie Canuckers will be there in full force.

The show will be March 2,3 and 4 at the Canadian Exhibition.

Friday 11:00 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 7:00
Sunday 10:00 - 5:00

Prices are as follows:
Adults - $15.00
Seniors - $13.00
Youth - $12.00
Seniors Day Friday - $11.00

For Corrie Canucks, I've got a few events:

Saturday day - BIS
If we can go en masse, I suggest we get here at LEAST at 9:30 because the line ups are a bit much. If we're all together at least we can keep each other company.

Hint for BIS show...bring cash/credit cards. Trust me. There's a LOT of Corrie stuff, lots of british food and omg...every bbc/itv show you can ever imagine on dvd that will run on Canadian machines. (On the Buses, Duchess of Duke Street, Are You Being Served, etc.)

Saturday evening - Corrie Pub Night
We have two options:
#1 - Go to the Auld Spot on the Danforth which is where we usually go for Corrie Pub nights. If we decide to go there, we should go a bit early as it's a small place and we might have problems getting a large table. I don't think they do reservations for saturday, but maybe they'll make an exception for us.

#2 - The Bank Note on King. The advantage of the Bank Note is that it's closer to the BIS and has more space. The food's good, but not quite as good as Auld Spot and isn't really a pub.

There's also Fionne McCools on King, but that place gets PACKED and is a bit impossible to hear each other.

Sunday morning - Brunch/Fry Up
I'll have to find a place that will do a good fry up and can accomodate us.


Anonymous said...

Oh my. It's going to be a packed weekend. I can't wait.

Debbie said...

You know what I want to get, "Desmond's" that was a great show and you can't even get clips on YouTube.

I can't wait to see my mom's face when I show her the Desmond's DVD. Oh I hope they have them.

Today, during my lunch, I managed to watch 10 minutes from "Are You Being Served" Part 2 of "A Change is as Good as a Rest." It was so funny. that Mrs. Slocum's Pussy line gets me every time.

Jacqueline said...

Oh btw...the agenda is just a suggestion, let me know what you all want to do.

Debbie, in Swedish the world 'mouse' has the same connotation as 'pussy' does in english.

This is a constant source of fun for me.

'My god, my mouse doesn't seem to be working.'

'The ball in my mouse doesn't move.'

'Hey! Want to see my new wireless mouse?'

Yeah, I have the same sense of humour as a 13 year old.

papasmurf said...

We should go to The Red Lion on Jarvis. I had a big of libating there a few years back and it was great fun. Plus I can crawl back to where I am staying for the weekend...

Debbie said...

Pappa Smurf? Is that place east of Yonge?

Pappa can you hear me
Pappa can you see me
Pappa can you find me in the puuuuuuuub.

Sorry, I've been wating to write that in the comments section since I started reading corrie canuk.

Jacqueline said...

On Jarvis, north of Allen Gardens?

No wonder you wear a bullet proof jacket when you come to Toronto, Papa.

papasmurf said...

East of Yonge and north of Carlton. It was about five years ago I was there and it might be a crap pub for all I remember. It would be best to defer to the wisdom of the gun totin' smog breathing big city types as regards where to go for a bit of fun.

Grand Tuma said...

You probably won't get shot near the Red Lion, but I'm sure it's where Roy met Haley, if you get my meaning.

Alasdair said...

Meanwhile in the middle of the Canadian Arctic, we can only wish you all a great time. Dearly wish I could join in with some of the festivities (i.e., all involving pubs), but....

Have a sausage roll and a pint of Tenant's for me.

Steph said...

The Red Lion is actually a really nice pub. The wait staff are friendly and the menu is varied (some deviation from the standard pub fare) and delicious!

Jacqueline said...

Oh I wasn't trying to diss the Red Lion or the hood it's in ...just trying to tease Papa Smurf about big city violence.

Maybe we can do the brunch there? Do they have a big screen telly that shows Corrie?

papasmurf said...

We should all assume a character from the show for the duration of the weekend - dress and act like them for a lark and see if anyone at the BIS picks up on it. This way Jacqueline can fulfill her fantasy of being Bet Lynch.

I shall channel the spirit of the silver tongued Jack Duckworth.

Jacqueline said...

weird...i was just saying that last night. Debbie wants to be Kelly's cousin.

I was thinking Bette, but the hair may be a trick. Yana?

Debbie said...

I would pay you 10 bucks to walk down Queen Street West dressed as Yanna. Although, you may be fashion bashed by a group of skinny hipsters on that stretch between the Gladstone and the Drake.

Actually, that wouldn't happen. The hipsters are probably too lazy for that.

Anonymous said...

We're not going anywhere near Queen West are we? I'm far too unfashionable and chunky for that part of town.

Jacqueline said...

I actually live in the Queen West area. It's okay, all - I often walk down the street eating a mega bag of doritos in flesh coloured stretch pants and pink sweaters with air brushed pictures of kittens on them. I DARE anyone to harrass me.

Ang said...

All sounds good to me! You have The Duke of Gloucester that serves an english breakfast. I've never been, so can't say how it is. For the pub again it doesn't matter to me. There's booze so all is good. There are lots of options there though. The Auld Spot has been very good to us. There's the Duke of Argyle (Nova Scotia pub/restaurant, Fionn's is great if you want live music (there are 4 pubs in the city).

Any out of towners looking for something to do between the BIS and the pub? again lots of options... funny most that come to mind are alcohol related (maybe that's the east coast in me?)

John don't be dissin my Queen West now!!! my favourite watering hole is down there.

Jacqueline said...

Duke of Argyl!!! My favorite.

We have to just check about the times, they tend to accomodate the theatre crowd.

But the Duke is a great idea.

papasmurf said...

What kind of socks do pirates wear?

Jacqueline said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh -yl!

The Big Seester said...

Gosh, I am so sorry I am going to miss this! Y'all have fun, and hopefully I can come next year.

Michigander Fan

papasmurf said...


My Google Word verification this time was 'focking' - I kid you not.

Anonymous said...

I keed. I used to hang out there when I visited a friend in T.O. He'd take me to a pub called the Bishop and the Belcher.

Steph said...

John, that pub recently moved from Queen West to Church and Bloor, just north of the gaybourhood. I don't think they could afford the rent any more when the area became hipster central!

And the Red Lion does indeed have a big screen with a projector or something like that. There's nothing like making Fred Elliot's head look bigger than it already seems on my 20".

Ang said...

Oh I remember the Bishop and the Belcher!!!! interesting place. I was wondering what happened to them. Thanks for that Steph.

I use to be a regular at the Duke of Argyle back in the days when they had live music. This group from Ottawa use to come in once in awhile, and one of the members was very buff always wore his kilt... mmmmmmm good times!

Lisa 'stretch pants a go-go' Millar said...

Just let me know what's happenin'- I'm in fer sure!

Jacqueline said...

ooooooooooooonly if you promise to actually wear stretch pants to the events.