UrbanToronto members gathered at C'est What on Front Street yesterday to grab a pint or two, converse, and to exercise their brain with a quiz.
It was quite a collegiale evening, with about thirty people who came out to put some faces to their online handles, and enjoy some conversation covering what's going on in our bustling burg.
Included amongst the group are three of UrbanToronto's Forum moderators below, who go by the handles of Canuck, ShonTron, and CDL.TO.
Also present were Administrators interchange42 and Ed007, below. Forum members Ramako, Khristopher, and Condovo (mostly hidden) make an appearance in the photo above in the background, and members J T Cunningham (mostly hidden) and Corduroy figure in the photo below right.
For those interested we had quizzes on hand to test their knowledge of all things UrbanToronto. Prizes included marble from First Canadian Place, and books about Toronto and architecture. First, second, and third prizes were awarded respectively to UT Forum members Condovo, Ramako, and Atlantis. As well as the souvenir marble chunks, second and third prize also receive monographs from Teeple Architects, while first prize gets all that plus Mike Filey's Trillium and Toronto Island and Mark Osbaldeson's Unbuilt Toronto 2.
There are two Grand Prizes to be had as well, which were not awarded last night, so if you could not make it down, you still have a chance and some UT swag! Grand Prizes will be given out to the first two entries received which correctly make all 105 "connections" in the quiz printed below. Either 1) copy the images below (click on them to enlarge), use a paint program to draw lines making all of the connections, and then email jpegs back to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 2) type out how everything should be connected, and email .doc files to email@example.com. The first two entries with everything right will get souvenir marble from First Canadian Place, a Teeple Architects Monograph, an art catalogue commemorating the opening of Puente de Luz, and an original glazed brick from the recently demolished Beach Motel, the last motel to have remained on this infamous Etobicoke Lake Shore Strip.
Good luck with the quiz: it's not easy, but all of the answers can be found on the pages of UrbanToronto, or (ahem) via Google! There are no trick questions, but there are tricky ones. Have fun!
We will announce winners once they have been received. We will post the answers online then too.