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[September 21-22, 2019 - Toronto] - KING of '94 - 4

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9 hours ago, smozoma said:

We'll be doing a live stream at 11PM EST on facebook, with Halifax, KingRaph, BobKudelski, and myself

https://www.facebook.com/nhl94dotcom/

thanks again for putting the stream together!

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Personal highlights are at 24:00 when I display my NBA Jam shirt and at 54:35 when I randomly and selfishly display my cat, Henry.

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On 5/19/2019 at 3:58 PM, kgman said:

Buying a house in philly lol ....why dont u just throw u money in the toilet and flush u might have chance of seeing it again!

Or, ya know, just leave it in the back of a taxi...

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3 hours ago, clockwise said:

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Waves eGaming helped us* set up some hotel deals with 3 hotels near the venue.

The details are here: https://ac.reg-system.com/Wave19 (can currently book by phone, online booking available soon)

Here are the relative locations:

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Here's my basic analysis. 

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The "nearby" things are within walking distance, up to ~10 minutes.

I included the travel times to the venue (Waves) and the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHoF). I used the HHoF as a downtown destination. There's no big difference in travel times to downdown, but the Holiday Inn required more walking to get to transit.

I have no idea how nice the different hotels are (beds, showers, breakfast quality..). From the above info though:

  • Four Points (currently Super 8) seems the simplest place - cheapest, closest, and the only one with a direct bus route to the venue. I assume it'll have a lot of new stuff due to the owner switchover. 
  • No particular advantage to the Holiday Inn?
  • Courtyard - price suggests it's a nicer hotel. It has better stuff nearby, but is farther from the venue as well as downtown.

Would be great to hear thoughts from people who are more experienced with travel/hotels.

I don't know if any of the places would have a suite for us to rent out for latenight exis.

 

* by "us" I mean Halifax, he's done 99% of the work

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2 hours ago, smozoma said:

The "nearby" things are within walking distance, up to ~10 minutes.

I included the travel times to the venue (Waves) and the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHoF). I used the HHoF as a downtown destination. There's no big difference in travel times to downtown, but the Holiday Inn required more walking to get to transit.

Very handy, Smoz!

I live in Toronto.  If I were going to this event from afar, I personally would stay downtown, and take the subway to the venue, then a short bus (or Uber) for the last 1.0km.  This venue is amazing -- it is designed for eGaming!! -- and if that is all you are going to do, yes, get a hotel close by.  But!! If you want to do any "Toronto" things, I would get a hotel downtown, and take Public transit.  (The vibe near Waves eGaming is not a "city" vibe; it is kinda in the middle of nowhere IMO.)

I know last time around, a lot of guys stayed at the Doubletree on Chestnut St.  That hotel is in a decent area to walk around and see downtown Toronto.  It is also close to St.Patrick subway station, which literally is the same subway line that takes you to Pioneer Village station, which is 1km from Waves eGaming. (Mind you, the subway ride will probably be 40-60 minutes, but it is handy cuz there are no transfers.)

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I checked out the double tree earlier, it was like $320/night. With the 2 day setup (3 nights), it adds up fast.

I was hoping there would be a place along the subway but kind of half way between the venue and downtown but couldn't find one right by a subway entrance.

I figure for people who would like to do downtown things they could get a hotel there for particular nights they'd like to downtown it up.

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1 hour ago, clockwise said:

That looks like a pretty good deal

It's also really close to the subway line that goes to the venue

8 bedrooms, too.

3 nights = $5429

8 people -> $226/night
10 people -> $180/night

I'd be up for it. Party floor.

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20 hours ago, smozoma said:

Waves eGaming helped us* set up some hotel deals with 3 hotels near the venue.

The details are here: https://ac.reg-system.com/Wave19 (can currently book by phone, online booking available soon)

Here are the relative locations:

image.png

 

Here's my basic analysis. 

image.png

The "nearby" things are within walking distance, up to ~10 minutes.

I included the travel times to the venue (Waves) and the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHoF). I used the HHoF as a downtown destination. There's no big difference in travel times to downtown, but the Holiday Inn required more walking to get to transit.

I have no idea how nice the different hotels are (beds, showers, breakfast quality..). From the above info though:

  • Four Points (currently Super 8) seems the simplest place - cheapest, closest, and the only one with a direct bus route to the venue. I assume it'll have a lot of new stuff due to the owner switchover. 
  • No particular advantage to the Holiday Inn?
  • Courtyard - price suggests it's a nicer hotel. It has better stuff nearby, but is farther from the venue as well as downtown.

Would be great to hear thoughts from people who are more experienced with travel/hotels.

I don't know if any of the places would have a suite for us to rent out for late night exis.

 

* by "us" I mean Halifax, he's done 99% of the work

This is really neat analysis. Thank you for doing that! 

I'm probably gonna stay at the four points (super8). 

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