Downtown Toronto Pipe Club

October 7th, 2015 by Eric

October Smoker

Location and details TBD!

September 16th, 2015 by Eric

September Smoker

Location and details TBD!

September 12th, 2015 by Eric

2015 Fall BBQ with Michael Parks

Once again we are congregating at the workshop of reknowned Canadian pipemaker Michael Parks for our annual BBQ. This event is jointly hosted by the DTPC and Lakeshore Smokestacks clubs, but people from far-and-wide are welcome (nay, encourgaged) to join us!

Activities (full details to come)

  • Buy, Sell and Swap
  • Raffle
  • “Canadian” Collection contest: Prizes for best Canadian shape and best Canadian maker
  • Slow Smoke Contest
  • Catered Lunch
  • Pipemaking Workshop w/ Michael Parks, Giovanni Placentile and Evan Wiseman
Registration
There is a charge of $10 that will support the cost of the lunch and a raffle ticket. (This is largely to off-set the cost of no-shows as we had quite a few last year leaving us with a surplus of food.) Note that your money can be refunded provide you cancel your order 72 hours prior to the start of the BBQ.
August 12th, 2015 by Eric

August Smoker

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We will be meeting in the middle of Trinity-Bellwoods Park – a very large, very busy, and well-lit urban park – it will be so full of people that we don’t stand out in the slightest. The arrow in the picture points to the general location that we will be setting up our (metaphorical) tent: Once you find the giant crayons sticking in the ground you know you are in the right area; just look for the pipe smokers. (More specifically – the ones smoking pipe tobacco.) If we’re very lucky we may even be able to grab a nearby picnic table.

You are strongly encouraged to bring a lawn chair or two. (This is what I will be doing.) I will bring some snacks, but you are asked to provide your own refreshments. On that note: TB park has been renowned for its tolerance of casual imbibing in the park.

July 15th, 2015 by Eric

July Smoker

TB-Map

We will be meeting in the middle of Trinity-Bellwoods Park – a very large, very busy, and well-lit urban park – it will be so full of people that we don’t stand out in the slightest. The arrow in the picture points to the general location that we will be setting up our (metaphorical) tent: Once you find the giant crayons sticking in the ground you know you are in the right area; just look for the pipe smokers. (More specifically – the ones smoking pipe tobacco.) If we’re very lucky we may even be able to grab a nearby picnic table.

You are strongly encouraged to bring a lawn chair or two. (This is what I will be doing.) I will bring some snacks, but you are asked to provide your own refreshments. On that note: TB park has been renowned for its tolerance of casual imbibing in the park. However, in the last year there were general complaints so the police have shown an increased presence so please be discrete depending on your choice of beverage.

June 17th, 2015 by Eric

June Smoker

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I’m pleased to announce the date and location for our upcoming Smoker: Wednesday, June 17th. It will be hosted in the cozy backyard of DTPC regular and pipe-maker Giovanni!

When: Wednesday, June 17th beginning at 7:30pm
Where11 Alpine Ave. (Dundas and Dupont)
What to bring: Yourself, your combustibles, and libations. DTPC will be providing pizza and other snacks.

As with all Smokers – please check your inbox and/or this web-site on the day of in the event of inclement weather and a rescheduling is necessary.

May 29th, 2015 by Eric

June Smoker

I’m pleased to announce the date and location for our upcoming Smoker: Wednesday, June 17th. It will be hosted in the cozy backyard of DTPC regular and pipe-maker Giovanni!

When: Wednesday, June 17th beginning at 7:30pm
Where: 11 Alpine Ave. (Dundas and Dupont)
What to bring: Yourself, your combustibles, and libations. DTPC will be providing pizza and other snacks.

As with all Smokers – please check your inbox and/or this web-site on the day of in the event of inclement weather and a rescheduling is necessary.

May 11th, 2015 by Eric

Spring Opener

I’m pleased to say that it’s finally time for our Spring Opener! (Sorry for the radio silence up until now; I was out of the country for the second half of April.) It will be on Wednesday, May 20th beginning at 8:00pm.

Given that patio smoking is now illegal in the great province of Ontario it has necessitated a change of venue: We will be meeting in the middle of Trinity-Bellwoods Park, just a few blocks further West on Queen St. than our previous locale. To those of you who are not familiar with this area the choice of venue may sound a little strange. However, TB is a very large, very busy, and well-lit urban park – it will be so full of people that we won’t stand out in the slightest. The arrow in the map below points to the general location that we will be setting up our (metaphorical) tent: Once you find the giant crayons sticking in the ground you know you are in the right area; just look for the pipe smokers. (More specifically – the ones smoking pipe tobacco.) If we’re very lucky we may even be able to grab a nearby picnic table.

You are strongly encouraged to bring a lawn chair or two. (This is what I will be doing.) I will bring some snacks, but you are asked to provide your own refreshments. On that note: TB park has been renowned for its tolerance of casual imbibing in the park. However, in the last year there were general complaints so the police have shown an increased presence so please be discrete depending on your choice of beverage.

Spring is a temperamental season, and last year despite even sunny forecasts it seemed to rain before pretty much every planned smoker. If the forecast calls for rain or it’s too cold then I will reschedule the event. Please check this website and/or our Facebook page before you head out.

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January 22nd, 2015 by Eric

Winter Smoker

Great news, everyone: a member — Shane — has generously offered to host a pipe club meeting this month at his place! (Trivia: Shane attended the very first meeting of the DTPC on November 28, 2006. There were three of us. Bonus points to anyone who can guess who the other fellow was!)

So, who wants to get together and smoke indoors?!?

Details

When: Thursday, January 29th from 7:30pm

Where: Contact us for details; this information is sent via our mailing list.

See you there!

September 19th, 2014 by Eric

September Closer

The DTPC smoking season officially closed up with our September Smoker! It was nice to see such a big crowd — and we were certainly lucky with the weather: I think it was nicer and warmer than our meetings in July or August.

Mike Parks was kind enough to make the trek up from Bowmanville to present one of the raffle pipes to Jack DePoe. Below are some pictures of the pipes in their early stages:

The pipes in their original state.

After being blasted by various members of the DTPC.

Finally, the blasting having been finished and the pipes stained and stamped with "DTPC&LSPC".

If the weather forecast appears nice enough in October I’ll put out an email for a “flash mob” Smoker — but no promises!