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Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:22 am
by wringham
Hi all,

I know there are some Montreal-based people here, so why don't we do a meetup? Taking the initiative:

When - Monday September 15th, 2pm
Where - Mile End Library (main courtyard)

I'm not married to that date/place. We can always change it if someone has a better suggestion and/or we can move elsewhere once we've assembled.

Rob

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:19 am
by wringham
Hi everyone,

I assume nobody's planning to come to this. That's fine! But post here if you do fancy it otherwise I won't be there.

R

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:28 pm
by flamen
Montreal here (and new to the forum). We can meet but only starting spring. I am not going out of hibernation until then

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:55 pm
by Lydz
Oh hey I just saw this message. I'd be up for a meeting in Montreal whenever :) It'd be so nice to meet other like-minded people!

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:41 pm
by Bobby McGee
Anyone in the Montreal area ?
Any interest for a meeting ?

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:55 pm
by flamen
@Lydz @Bobby McGee @wringham

I am still in Montreal.

For whatever reason, new posts on the topic are not emailed to me although I have subscribed to the topic. Whatever. Please use the contact button

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:55 pm
by Colibri
Hello all,

Is there people in Montreal right now ? Will head there soon.

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:46 am
by flamen
I am still in Mtl. Hibernating.

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:40 pm
by Colibri
Alright, is this a permanent state of yours ? Would you consider digging a hole out of your den to peek at the sunlight ?

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:36 am
by flamen
As I write temp is heading to -20C or something like that. It's springtime we count the survivors

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:04 pm
by Colibri
Are you still hibernating ? Looks like spring is coming... Although, maybe not this weekend.

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:22 pm
by flamen
I am wandering out these days. I flip my hibernation switch around -15 or so. To get closer to the topic: these low temps are making life a lot more expensive than Jacob's California. Cannot live here in an RV more than you can in Siberia...

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:09 pm
by Colibri
-15 C is a reasonable threshold . I would not like to be out in that humid, bone shaking cold. It is much more dry in Siberia. My threshold is around -30C, which would probably feel like a -15 in Mtl.
It is all about perspective. A friend of mine here lives in a 5th wheel year round, he has a woodstove to keep him warm. That is cheap living. My own living arrangement is close to Jacob's California in terms of cost and I live between four solid walls and a ''real'' roof. It is all about finding your own solutions. Lots of cheap apartment in Mtl or just outside of the island.
Which part of of the city do you live in?

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:17 pm
by flamen
Cote des Neiges. Mostly immigrants and UdM students. Both categories are being fleeced by landlords, with high rents compared to the rest of Montreal (and still low when compared to other big Canadian cities; and cathing up, the Canadian RE bubble has not popped yet). Overall a mix of slums, normal housing and a couple of rich enclaves. Good ethnic groceries, good transportation, every other service is poor. Higher than average criminality, fueled by poverty.

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:42 pm
by Demosthenes
This topic is hilarious! Doesn't sound like there's enough of a following to get an event going, but I'm glad there's like minded folks nearby.

I'm in Ottawa and might be able to make it out if we get something together.

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:07 pm
by Colibri
Hi Demosthenese, in deed not much members in Montreal, don't even count the ones hibernating...
I don't live in Montreal myself but I often visit and is probably the only big city where I have any potential to connect with like minded people about ERE. I will be there again this summer. Maybe we could look at organizing something at that time.

Flamen, what about looking at other neighbourhoods ? Many members of my family lived in St-Henri and Verdun at some point in their lifes. Cheap rent, close to the metro and good services if you keep close to the main arteries. Plus if you like a little bit of green space, the canal lachine and St-Laurent are close by. Just a thought.....

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:55 am
by flamen
Ottawa could be a better meeting spot, it all depends on where is the critical mass of people interested in. Should not be that hard for me to drive for a couple hours,

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:43 pm
by Demosthenes
Maybe we could combine forces with MMM forumites. There are a fair number of them kicking around according to this map (whether or not they are active is another story)..

http://goo.gl/maps/0FV0K

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:47 pm
by Lydz
Didn't think this post was still alive actually! I don't check the forum that often actually but if a meeting is planned in Montreal I'll be happy to join.!

Re: Montreal Meetup - September 15

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:10 pm
by flamen
If we keep shaking the tree then, eventually, enough people will fall into a meetup :)