Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Maple Leafs’

Leafs Nation Tailgate 4PM Today!

October 6, 2011 1 comment

The Maple Leafs NHL season begins tonight. All I can say about that is GO LEAFS GO!

I am a Leafs fan and have been for as long as I can remember. I have been in disputes on Twitter because of my Leafs fandom and it is admittedly a hard team to be as passionate about year in and year out since they haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 or even been in the playoffs since the 2005-06 season. But still, we persevere as fans – and that, I think, is what has all the other teams jealous of us, our loyalty to our team.

That’s why as soon as I hit the publish button I am going to be heading downtown to outside the Air Canada Centre for the Tailgate Party to celebrate the start of another NHL season. Even though the Leafs are not expected to do particularly well this year as they are a very young team who are still rebuilding, there is always that hope remaining. As well, the start of the NHL season is amazing just because it means I get to watch tons of hockey for the next couple of months which is, in my books, a very, very good thing. Finally, they are the Leafs and I love them so I will go.

This is going to be going on very shortly – are you going to be coming out for it? Find out all the info about it here at


This event, as it says on the poster posted above, is FREE FOR ALL FANS. However, if you are not a fan I hear they are charging $100 a ticket just to walk onto York Street and $200 if you’re a fan of the Habs (Montreal Canadiens).

OK, fine, I’m lying and cannot at all back that up…worth a try though, right?


More Toronto Memorabilia From The Early 90’s

July 19, 2011 6 comments

I found some more memorabilia from the 1990’s. This time they were t-shirts that I dug up. I am pretty sure they actually belong to my 2 older brothers because I was:

  1. Too young to buy these t-shirts.
  2. Too small to have worn these shirts when they were bought.

Toronto Blue Jays World Series Champions 1992 T-shirt.

The first is a Toronto Blue Jays World Series Champions 1992 T-shirt. Pretty awesome, but not quite as awesome as the other t-shirt.


T-shirt of the Toronto Star from the Toronto Maple Leafs series win over the St Louis Blues in the NHL Playoffs Norris Division Final 1993.

This is a t-shirt of the front page of the Toronto Star from the day after the Toronto Maple Leafs won the playoff series over the St Louis Blues in the NHL Playoffs Norris Division Final in 1993 (that was the 92-93 NHL season). Of course, as any Maple Leafs fan knows, in the Campbell Conference Finals our Leafs got screwed over by infamous NHL ref Kerry Fraser and his non-call Wayne Gretzky when Gretzky highsticked Doug Gilmour in the face, cutting his chin open. Nonetheless, that win over the Blues was a huge success and it is awesome to have this piece of memorabilia. I wonder if whichever of my brothers actually bought these will ever want them back – I know I would if I were them. Until then, I’ll just have to take good care of these pieces of Toronto history.


TODAY: Free Beer, Free Food, Good Tunes @ Tappo: BEATS ‘N’ EATS Patio Party with @DJJeffButton

June 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Today, I am heading out to an event which is going to be starting quite soon and promises to be epic. If you’re in Toronto then between 1pm and 6pm today you gotta head down to a spot in The Distillery Historic District known as Tappo Restaurant & Wine Bar. Why? Well because as I indicated in the title of this blog post there will be FREE BEER, FREE FOOD, and TUNES by DJ Jeff Button of the DigDeep house podcast.

Distillery District Map source (PDF)

So what are all the details? Well, for absolutely everything check out the Facebook Event Page here.

Essentially they want you to come out and enjoy: Read more…

FREE Ice Cream At The Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake’s 30th Birthday & Guinness Record Breaking Attempt

May 10, 2011 3 comments

I am setting this to post at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, May 10 but this was written at a little after 1 AM, roughly 8 hours beforehand.

Today, in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square the folks at Dairy Queen Canada will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for largest ice cream cake ever built? (I think that’s the right word). The event is in honor of the 30th Birthday of the Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake. I originally found out about the event thanks to Val via her blog post here about this event.

According to the @DQCanada account on Twitter the hashtag for tomorrow’s event is #dqworldrecord so even if you can’t make it you can at least follow the awesomeness on Twitter.

According to the information from the Dairy Queen Canada’s Facebook Event here construction of the giant cake will begin at 11 AM although I have read elsewhere it will begin at 9 AM. I don’t know how much people will want to watch the construction of the cake, I think they’ll be more interested in the EATING of the cake. I also have got to wonder how the heck they’re going to keep the thing cold while they’re still building it…maybe the upper layers are insulating the lower ones? I assume they have figured this out in their engineering and planning of the event.

The cake will be made of OREO ice cream and will weigh in at a hefty at 21,000 pounds! (That’s roughly 9,500 kilograms). People online like SheDoesTheCity are opining that we are going to need a really big fork for this event but I have a feeling I am going to need a serious SPORK for this event…it is definitely my utensil of choice for all ice cream cake eating. Don’t know what a spork is you say? Well it’s the love child of a fork and a spoon which combines the sticking and picking up abilities of the fork with the bowl like capacity of the spoon. It is perfect for eating ice cream cake, chili, a really hearty soup and other things where you’d be missing out if you used only a fork or a spoon.

Anyhow, the eating of the cake will take place between 12 and 2 in Yonge-Dundas Square tomorrow. There will be the press on-hand to watch and photograph the event. Patient ambassadors from SickKids and the Children’s Miracle Network, and many others will provide great camera/photo opps and interviews.

Two special celebrity guests – Olympic Curler Cheryl Bernard (who will also be MC) and Brian Burke, the Toronto Maple Leafs President & GM – will be in attendance at the event which should be really cool. I wonder if they consulted Cheryl and Brian to find out what their favorite flavor of ice cream cake was before Dairy Queen chose what was going to go into the cake. I wonder if Brian Burke is going to bring any of the Leafs out tomorrow.

The cost of the event is FREE but you are encouraged to make a donation for SickKids.

According to the CBC article about the event the release from Dairy Queen says people should bring their “kids, colleagues, neighbours, friends and Tupperware containers — there will be more than enough to go around.” If nothing else it will be a heck of a dessert after lunch if you work in the Yonge-Dundas area and can make it out.

Hat tip to Val whose blog post here first let me know about this event.

Photo of Invitation above via post 

Spork picture via Wikipedia Spork article

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