View Full Version : Lakeshore Cruise 2011 - Sat July 16th (Downtown Toronto)

06-27-2011, 12:37 PM
I know I always drag you guys out to middle of nowhere, so here's something different: Lakeshore Cruise. We'll meet up at Budapest Park along Lakeshore Blvd W, hang out and shoot the shit for a few hours (feel free to bring coolers, lawnchairs, shisha/hookah...be comfortable and chill!) then take a cruise eastbound along Lakeshore taking in the Toronto waterfront. Our convoy will eventually jump on the Gardiner, then DVP, then roll onto the 404 where we'll be exiting to regroup and stop for dinner (or a quick stop at Tim Horton's next door and head home, your call). Route directions WILL be provided at the meet spot.

Date: Saturday July 16th, 2011 (Rain Date July 23rd)
Time: 2pm meet start - cruise shortly after 4pm, dinner approx 5pm
Meeting Place: Budapest Park, 1755 Lakeshore Blvd W
Directions: www.google.ca - Entrance to park is on Lakeshore Blvd, the first driveway on the right passed Parkside Dr. The red arrow on map below shows the entrance driveway (one-way, only accessible to eastbound traffic). If you pass the exit, u-turns are allowed at the following traffic light.

*** If the Budapest Park lot is overfilled, we will be meeting at Humber Bay Park East at the corner of Lakeshore Blvd & Park Lawn Rd. To arrive here simply head westbound on Lakeshore and turn left at the Park Lawn traffic light. This is only a last resort, please visit the Budapest park first.

* Be safe. Please no alcohol or other party favours. ;)
* The parking lot is a Green P pay lot - either pay for your stay or be ready to move your car in case parking enforcement shows.
* Clean up after your pets? I dunno I ran out of warnings here.

Hope you'll all enjoy the change of pace. See you at the beach.

06-27-2011, 01:14 PM
I won't be here :(

06-27-2011, 03:16 PM

lol @ poll option #2 and pet warning. Bahaha.

06-27-2011, 04:27 PM
Jay, isn't that parking lot always packed to high hell?

06-27-2011, 04:37 PM
I was there this Saturday and that particular lot was maybe 10% occupied (looks about the same as in that aerial shot). That's why I chose it.

06-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Depends on the weather,, if its sunny and warm.. it will be crowded..last saturday was cool and cloudy...

06-27-2011, 06:38 PM
This sounds like something I'd be down for. Depends what work throws at me that week though...

06-27-2011, 08:22 PM
yea that parking lot it RAMMED on the weekends and it's indy weekend so good luck :(

06-27-2011, 09:18 PM
im innn i used to lifeguard at sunnyside pool!!

ya... that parking lot is always full till around 7 pm . . .

06-27-2011, 09:20 PM
ya the green p parking is a courtesey ticket. so even if u do get a parking ticket..
its not mandatory that u have to pay.

06-28-2011, 10:28 AM
Unfortunately I work :( Will not be able to make it.

06-28-2011, 11:23 AM
Is that lot really that full? I've passed by 3 non-raining Saturdays this season and I've never seen it with more than maybe 20 cars. The times I went, the surrounding Lakeshore lots were all packed but this particular one always had acres of space. Hmmm.

The Indy weekend factor I never realized. Date changed to July 16th rain date July 23rd, sorry for the inconvenience guys.

06-28-2011, 05:03 PM
Yes, that parking lot is usually full whenever I have passed by on Saturday afternoons, specially if its warm/hot.

How about next to Casa Mendoza (Lakeshore and Park Lawn)? There's a large parking lot right in front of it and along the back there's a large parking area where Humber Park is. Usually those aren't typically full and I think its free parking if I remember correctly.

06-28-2011, 06:28 PM
Everything nice and close to the water I found near Park Lawn has no vacancy (last time I did this event in '07 we used one of the Humber lots, but it's since gained popularity it seems). Looking at the satellite map I now spot the lots you're referring to.

I'm going to check out the Casa Mendoza area more closely this weekend, if anyone else has any suggestions (space for at least 50+ cars, near the waterfront, relatively easy to get in and out of...) feel free to throw them into the ring. *th-up*

Dado 540
06-29-2011, 12:39 AM

Bimmer Heaven
06-29-2011, 01:07 AM
Might show up if i'm back from Florida....:D

06-29-2011, 12:49 PM
I should be there!

07-03-2011, 08:14 PM
Looking forward to this one!

A.K.A. Blackout
07-03-2011, 08:58 PM
I hope my car is ready in time for this!!! I've missed to much already this year!

07-06-2011, 02:17 PM
I'll be there!

Boots R
07-06-2011, 02:57 PM
there is a big parking lot at Humber Bay Park Road E, on the other side of lakeshore from Casa Mendoza. I've been there once before and it was pretty empty, but that was a few years ago.

07-06-2011, 10:38 PM
My first meet! I'll be there for sure! :)

07-07-2011, 08:32 PM
New Comer! I'll be there for sure!!!

07-08-2011, 12:14 PM
I will be theeeree!! ;)

07-08-2011, 11:07 PM
I'll be there

07-12-2011, 09:24 PM
I think it's raining, will the date change to the 23?

07-12-2011, 09:52 PM
I think it's raining, will the date change to the 23?


Saturday POP 10%, High 28, Feels like 34, Low 20, Wind S20km/h

Source. weather.ca

see you guys on Saturday *wave*

07-12-2011, 11:22 PM
Newcomer+first timer = omgz noob!!

I will try to be there.. but any advice on what to expect?? Just pull up and say hi?

Should be fun times nonetheless!

07-13-2011, 10:38 PM
Damn you Jay for moving this one week down from my VIP weekend!

07-14-2011, 01:38 PM
Guys, there will be a backup lot in case this one is too busy. Two consecutive weekends of higher than normal Lakeshore activity (Canada Day and Indy) means I could never get a good gauge of what this lot will look like other than the 3 empty times I saw it in May/June.

If you arrive after 1:30, the lot is full and you can't see my red M Roadster, please proceed to Humber Bay Park East at the intersection of Park Lawn Rd & Lakeshore Blvd W. To get here from the Budapest Park lot you just head westbound on Lakeshore Blvd until you see Park Lawn, then turn left. We'll be in one of the lots there, just cruise until you see the group. Again this is just a backup, I'll try to get online to post this info if it's confirmed that we have to move. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I still think trying to get a spot right along the waterfront is worth the hassle. :)

See you Saturday.

07-15-2011, 07:11 PM
Sorry guys but I'm dropping out. Car's temporarily out of commission. :(

07-16-2011, 02:34 PM
***Cruise Update***
The lot has been changed to the Humber Bay lot because the first option won't be able to accommodate us all.
As mentioned in Mystical's previous post, here are the directions to that lot.

Humber Bay Park East at the intersection of Park Lawn Rd & Lakeshore Blvd W. To get here from the Budapest Park lot you just head westbound on Lakeshore Blvd until you see Park Lawn, then turn left. We'll be in one of the lots there, just cruise until you see the group.

Sorry for any inconvenience guys, hope to see you there!

07-16-2011, 03:49 PM
Getting ready to leave the Humber lot.

07-17-2011, 01:32 AM
So how did the event go? Pics? Stuck working this weekend so couldn't make it.

07-22-2011, 10:05 PM
No details??
Was it that bad??

07-23-2011, 05:41 PM
yep, maybe 20 cars showed up and half left so like 10 people on the cruise.. the location was to busy I guess..No details??
Was it that bad??

08-05-2011, 03:08 PM
shoulda cancelled this instead of the MCII.


08-05-2011, 04:08 PM
shoulda cancelled this instead of the MCII.


Easier to say that after the fact.

08-05-2011, 04:36 PM