The Hoser’s 104th Guide Part 1: The Essentials

Getting around the Big Smoke A taxi from the airport to downtown will be about $55 and by law is a flat rate.  Make sure you get it.  Groups of three or less can save some money by taking the UP Express train that leaves Pearson and goes directly downtown.  Staff will help you purchase the…

The Hoser’s Guide to the 104th Grey Cup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Canadian Christmas is back and with it, the 104th edition of the Hoser’s Guide to Grey Cup!  So grab a couple of beers ‘eh, we have lots to talk aboot! Introduction This guide will take you through every important watering hole the 104th Grey Cup in Toronto has…

A Hoser’s Review of the 103rd Grey Cup

It took two solid weeks to recover from the 103rd Edition of the Grand National Drunk and longer still to put fingers to keyboard.  I’m late, so what?  Dock my pay! Thursday The first actions of the trip were to collect the rental car and purchase some rocket fuel for the weekend.  What did I see on…

I Survived the 103rd Grey Cup

Finally feeling normal again after a party weekend worthy of a Nation Lampoon’s movie.  Some time it was in River City this year!  I tip my mask to the Grey Cup Committee and festival organizers.  It was a very well run show from the minute I deplaned all the way to boarding the flight home. A…

The Hoser’s Guide to the 103rd Grey Cup

Canadian Christmas is back and with it, by popular demand, the 103rd edition of the Hoser’s Guide to Grey Cup!  So grab a beer ‘eh and settle in for this year’s lesson. Introduction By using this guide to chart a course across the frozen tundra of Winterpeg, Manisnowba, you will be taken through every important watering hole Grey Cup…

A Hoser’s Review of the 102nd Grey Cup

If you followed The Hoser’s Guide to the 102nd Grey Cup (required reading before you go any further) then your trip will look remarkably similar to the exploits herein. Along the way I have ranked parties and events out of 5. (1/5) – Don’t bother next year. (2/5) – Worth one drink, but only to say you…

Back From the 102nd Grey Cup

You may or may not be surprised to learn that I made it home from Vancouver alive.  l admit that I had no idea the Cats almost pulled it off right at the end until I picked up the paper the next morning (to be explained later).  Many souvenirs from one of the best Grey…

The Hoser’s Guide to the 102nd Grey Cup

The Grand National Drunk is back! I will attempt to impart some of the drunken wisdom acquired first hand over the years in the space following.  Yes, most of this is about drinking and where you can go to have the most fun drinking and yes, I pecked it out one handed with a drink in…