A Lady-Date with Meghan : A Movie, Food and Drinks

vintage-looking-cinema-sign-at-hot-docs-cinema-bloor-and-bathurst-torontoMy friend Meghan is a fan of The Beatles, so got us tickets to see the new Ron Howard documentary Eight Days a Week at the Bloor Hot Doc Cinema on Saturday afternoon. The movie was immediately followed by a half-hour screening of remastered footage from the Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in 1965. This show was was attended by 55,600 people, and goes down in history as the world's first ever major stadium concert.Both the movie and the concert segment were really good, featuring lots of previously unseen footage focusing on The Beatles' touring years.still-of-the-beatles-from-documentarylounge-sign-hot-docs-cinema-toronto↑ I'm not sure if these signs are vintage and original to this 76 year old theatre but they were nice looking nonetheless. ↑The show let out just as the sun was setting on the remarkably warm for the end of October evening.the-bloor-cinema-hot-docs-theatre-torontostreet-view-bathurst-and-bloor-looking-east-torontoThe theatre, (located just east of Bloor Street West and Bathurst), was very near the soon to be dramatically changed Mirvish Village, so we decided to walk over there for something to eat.(Meghan and I had been in this neighbourhood in the summer, when I got some shots during the day. If you'd like to see them, that post is here.)honest-eds-toronto-mirvish-villageWe took advantage of the balmy weather and chose a table on the outdoor patio at The Victory Cafe, brushing the fallen golden leaves off the chairs before sitting.meghan-victory-cafe-toronto-autumn-twenty-sixteen-mirvish-villagemethe-victory-cafe-markham-street-toronto-mirvish-villageAccording to the photos showing the plans for the neighbourhood (seen here), the historic house occupied by The Victory will still stand after the redevelopment, but it looks like it this restaurant will have moved by then. At the very least, it will have closed down for a long time while the transformation of the block takes place. So, we were glad to have what will probably be our last visit to the "before" version of Mirvish Village.Meghan had just returned from a two week immersive holiday throughout Eastern Europe. Also, the following Monday she was beginning a brand new job. So, it was an exciting time for my friend, and we had plenty to talk about over a shared half litre of red wine and a tasting platter of delicious dips and hors d'oeuvres.tasting-plate-at-the-victory-cafe-markham-street-toronto-mirvish-villagevictory-cafe-sign-toronto-mirvish-villagemirvish-village-toronto-at-nightAfter that, we walked south on Bathurst.ivy-covoured-building-torontochurch-on-bathurst-street-torontostreet-art-toronto-bathurst-streetmural-on-buildingThis was the Saturday just before Halloween, so it was a night that many would be in costumes and partying. There were people dressed up all over the place. It was fun to see.When we reached College Street she asked me if I'd ever been to the bar called "No one Writes to the Colonel", that's situated just west of Bathurst. I had not, so we decided to pop in and have another glass of wine.people-in-costumesno-one-writes-to-the-colonel-bar-sign-college-street-torontoIt was still early for the festivities at the bar when we were there but they were clearly getting ready for a good time.no-one-writes-to-the-colonel-bar-college-street-torontono-one-writes-to-the-colonel-bar-college-street-toronto-artworkreserved-table-halloween-party-torontobarno-one-writes-to-the-colonel-bar-college-street-toronto-artwork-before-the-party-halloweenartwork-no-one-writes-to-the-colonel-bar-college-street-torontome-orange-in-the-barm-orange-in-the-barI really liked this place and look forward to a future visit. Meghan said she particularly likes their happy hour, so we plan to go for that sometime soon.After our drink we walked together until our paths diverged.I got this shot of an excellent sugar skull costume. She had done the make-up herself.handpainted-sugar-skull-halloween-costume-torontoThanks for reading. Wishing you a good weekend,xo loulou
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5 Responses to A Lady-Date with Meghan : A Movie, Food and Drinks

  1. Vix says:

    I love following you and your friends on your nights out and adventures. You’ve got the same love for architectural detail as I have. xxxx

  2. Norma says:

    It always seems odd to come out of a cinema in daylight – I’ve never quite got used to that. Sounds well worth the visit though.
    I’ve never heard of a sugar skull costume before but it looks great. x

  3. Hena Tayeb says:

    Sounds like a great night.. I love the street pictures.

  4. Julie says:

    what a very cool night out! And I love the Victory, I haven’t been in ages, but i used to live around it and was a regular in my 20s. that appetizer board looks delicious!!

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