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    Default Swap Meet in the Toronto area!!! Finally!!!

    The First Annual TokenGamer Public Swap Meet!!! Hosted by TokenGamer aka Ryan.

    Finally a Public Swap Meet has come to the Toronto area in Mississauga!!! This event is open to everyone who is willing to make the drive. It doesn’t matter if you have 10,000 games or 10 games in your collection. Old and new gamers are welcome. Atari to Xbox – it’s all good. Bring all your traders (new and old), cash, items to sell, something you want to show off or just bring yourself and meet the people you’ve encountered in the forum. Bring some friends too and spread the word!

    Start saving all those great things you’ve been finding at yard sales, fleas and thrifts all summer and bring it all to the meet. Start saving your money too!!! This is the place where you will have the opportunity to expand your collection and meet other gamers from the GTA area!!!

    Details…

    Open to everyone! Don’t be shy!
    Location: Lorne Park Community Center, 1288 Lorne Park Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
    ********Date: Sunday, August 24th*********
    Time: 3pm – 6pm
    Admission: $7 flat fee for everyone
    Parking: FREE!!! Lots of parking!
    2 small TV’s will be set up for testing purposes
    Several tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis
    Pictures of the event will be posted online

    I’ve done my best with regards to the date and time of the event. Most people should be back from vacations by then. You’ll have a good part of the summer to find stuff to trade and make some money to buy stuff. Do whatever it takes to attend this event cause if you don’t make it, you’ll be kicking yourself all year looking at the pictures of everyone having a blast!!!

    P.S. Can I get a sticky on this post???

    Directions…

    http://www.mapquest.ca/maps/map.adp?...=45&submit.y=0

    From the QEW Eastbound
    Exit Mississauga Rd.
    Turn Right onto South Sheridan Way
    Turn Left on Indian Rd.
    Turn Right on Lorne Park Rd.

    From the QEW Westbound
    Exit Mississauga Rd.
    Turn Right (South) onto Mississauga Rd.
    Turn Right on Indian Rd.
    Turn Left on Lorne Park Rd.

    The Lorne Park Community Center is located in front of the Lorne Park Secondary School main entrance (you can’t miss it). The parking lot is shared with the school. I went for a drive to test my directions and found that tree growth is covering some street signs so you might want to take a map with you just in case.

    For more info regarding this event, feel free to contact me at tokengamer@iprimus.ca or go to www.cgcc.ca and browse through the forums for additional info, updates and announcements.
    THE VIDEO GAME SHOW!!!
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    EXCELLENT!!!!!

    I'll be there!! Not sure what I can bring with me.. but I'll show up!

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    thanks to chromizone who brought to my attention that the 31st is the labor day weekend and that could severly affect attendence.

    THE DATE OF THE SWAP MEET HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE 24TH OF AUGUST!!!

    to avoid any conflicts with long weekend plans!
    sorry about the confusion.
    ryan
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    yea thats me. well this is kinda my first post so hi every one. I'm really looking forward to the meet and hope to see some of you there.

    -l8r

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    Default not to be a jerk

    I dont wanna be a ker or anything. But i think it's a bad time to hold one. You wont be getting many people form other areas cause of SARS. Alot of people here I know wont go to toronto cause of SARS. I dont tihnk your gunna be getting alot of people this year. but hey, GOOD LUCK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioAllStar2600
    I dont wanna be a ker or anything. But i think it's a bad time to hold one. You wont be getting many people form other areas cause of SARS. Alot of people here I know wont go to toronto cause of SARS. I dont tihnk your gunna be getting alot of people this year. but hey, GOOD LUCK!
    I guess you know a lot of ignorant people.

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    yes yes indeed I live here myself and theres is like no risk as of right now and if you think that there is you are sadly misinformed...and hes also got this listed on a number of sites and and hes got many people planning to show.
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    Don't get me wrong, I'm fond of our American neighbours, but... SARS fears?!?!?!

    You are far more likely to be killed on the way there by a magnitude of about a thousand times!

    Maybe the Mad cow has gotten to me though...who knows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioAllStar2600
    I dont wanna be a ker or anything. But i think it's a bad time to hold one. You wont be getting many people form other areas cause of SARS. Alot of people here I know wont go to toronto cause of SARS. I dont tihnk your gunna be getting alot of people this year. but hey, GOOD LUCK!
    that's the funniest thing i've heard in a while!
    trying to organize something like this in a public place is pretty stressfull but that comment just made me forget about stress.
    thanks!
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    Lets put it this way. There have only been a handful of deaths from SARS in the Toronto area, and FAR less than 1% of the population is infected. In addition, hundreds more people died of the flu in Toronto than died from SARS since the disease showed up. Whoever you are, you're completely full of crap if you think SARS is a danger to people visiting the Toronto area. In fact, the only way you are gonna get it is if you break into the hospital room of an infected person and, I don't know, lick their whole body or something.
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    im afraid i will no longer read posts from people in toronto because i may catch sars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sothy
    im afraid i will no longer read posts from people in toronto because i may catch sars.
    i'm afraid i will no longer read posts from certain americans because i may catch ignorance.
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    Also reading posts from people in toronto may spread a disease known as cannotdetectus-sarcasmopia


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sothy
    Also reading posts from people in toronto may spread a disease known as cannotdetectus-sarcasmopia


    I am looking forward to the swap meet

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    I will likely attend......

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    Cool! Hope to see you there stonecutter!
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    Looking forward to the meet in Toronto. I stumbled on this site a few months back. Excellent lists.

    Then I started looking in the Forums for information and found people that have the same intrests and live in this area. I am very glad to see a meet like this, it must take a lot of time and effort (and some balls) to host one of these. I wish you luck and I will definetely be there.

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    thanks foxxx!
    honestly, it doesn't take alot of balls to put a swap meet together. it just takes some cash money that you can "afford to loose". that's the way you have to look at it to keep your sanity.
    because this is the first swap meet i'm hosting (it might even be the first in this area, i'm not even sure) i'm keeping it small. the main purpose is to gauge interest in this sort of event. if it ends up being a packed house, i'll be doing a winter swap meet in a larger hall. if nobody shows up, i won't be loosing my shirt.
    if you havn't stumbled on www.cgcc.ca you should do so now. you'll find a alot more info on the swap meet in the forums there.
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    im there bring some imports yo

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    I'll be there with stacks of imports
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