Peter reported that he’d checked out the Gardiner Museum in Toronto as a possible venue. He said the maximum they can handle is about 140 people. Peter calculates that a reunion might involve beween 150 and 200 attendees. Next, he’ll have a look at Old Mill Toronto.
Centre Street Deli
Peter reports that he spent a long time looking for a good Montreal smoked meat restaurant in the GTA and finally found one in Thornhill north of Toronto.
The Centre Street Deli is a fun place. “Service with a smile and so many items to chose from,” as the deli’s website notes. “Everyone will leave happy. Even our lineups are fun.”
Peter enjoyed the fatty smoked meat; Scott enjoyed the lean smoked meat; and Jaan, who’s been a vegetarian for 40 years, enjoyed a big salad. The waiter praised the latter as a “good boy who eats his vegetables.”
We shared our usual round of war stories – including an anecdote from Peter Mearns about the time that a husky and very tall student got mad at the French teacher, who taught the class that Peter Mearns was in. The student walked up to the teacher with the intention of having a fight with him. The teacher, experienced in such matters, hit the student first, spending him tumbling to the floor. When the student got home, if I recall the story correctly, the father staunchly sided with the teacher as was the standard practice, way back then, regarding such matters.