For the sake of crowd control, travel companion registration will close
July 2nd at 1pm.
What will I get for my money exactly?
For the $100 registration fee, you receive:
- Admission to the Amsterdam Brewery Party (live bands and entertainment, open bar and catering) on July 18th
- Admission to the martini party at the Whippersnapper Gallery (free drinks and catering) on July 19th
- Admission to the Unspace HQ closing party (once again, drinks and catering) on July 20th
- Two days of TTC (Toronto Transit) unlimited travel passes
- An open invitation to our daytime travel track (details below)
- Swag and stellar company.
For the additional $60 registration option, you also gain admission to the strolling dinner and cocktail party at the lounge of Toronto's ultra-bohemian and swank Drake Hotel on Saturday July 19th.
What is this daytime travel track?
We have solicited the help of two of our most adventurous friends to ensure that people attending RubyFringe by proxy have an amazing time here in Toronto. This is an opportunity to meet new friends in the same sphere, while taking in some of the hippest parts of Toronto without the cheesy buses, screaming kids and frazzled tourists. While there will be quorum on what you want the days schedule to be, here are a few things in the works:
- Sampling Toronto's trendy distillery district
- Walk/Shop/Feast in Little Italy, Chinatown and Kensington Market
- Taking in the Toronto Island's and the beaches during the jazz festival
- A visit to the revamped Royal Ontario Museum and upscale Yorkville.
Lots of downtime on beautiful street-side patios is guaranteed - we know you'll want to save some energy for the evenings.
Who's running the daytime events?
The amazing Heather Craig and Faye Moxam. They will be contacting you via email prior to the event and hosting an introductory toast at the Amsterdam Brewery commencement.
Are there any extra costs involved?
You are responsible for paying for your own daytime meals and (small) admission fee's, although we are working to provide some freebies. Just make sure to bring a little sightseeing cash like you would on any vacation. There will be plentiful light catering and drinks to take advantage of in the evening though!
What do I need to bring?
Some spending money. Flat shoes. Your sense of adventure. Also make sure to sun-proof yourself - yeah, we know this is Canada - but our humid summers temperatures hover between 85-100F.
Am I required to attend all the events? What if I have something else I'd like to do one of the days but nothing for the other few?
Your free to participate as much or as little as you like! After all, it's your vacation. The daytime travel track will kick off in the lobby of the Metropolitan Hotel at 10am each morning for those who want to get out and about on either Saturday or Sunday.
Are meals provided?
Not in the daytime, but we can guarantee that you'll be taken to great establishments that are both delicious and budget-conscious.
How do I sign up for this? Does my S/O have to sign me up when they register?
Your partner has to be a registered RubyFringe attendee in order for you to register - their name must be provided in the correct field when you sign up on our EventBrite ticket page.
What if I decide last minute to come along? Is there going to be room for me?
Registration for travel companions will be available online until 2 days prior to the event. We can't guarantee that we will be able to accommodate anyone who tries to register on site, so if you could at least drop us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance, we'll see what we can do.
How am I going to get around?
We will be providing you with two days worth of Toronto Transit passes for unlimited travel. Faye and Heather are commuting pros, and Toronto has a great transportation system based on street cars, buses and subway lines. The city is basically a grid, so you'll get into the swing of things quickly.
Is Toronto actually interesting enough to entertain me for 3 days?
While we may be biased - absolutely. We think July is the best month to experience the city, as metro-area is rammed with special events and artisan exhibits. If you want more details on happenings in the Greater Toronto area, follow the links posted on our Toronto page.
Okay, honestly, am I going to have fun?