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Headed to Toronto

Postby cait001 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:55 am

On the train to Toronto with family. What are the best places to visit for pinball these days?
Here for a few days and have most evenings open.
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby Honey Badger » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:58 am

Bluffs has a year end tournament on Dec 30. The best location place to play Pinball in Toronto is cabin fever. There is also Tilt but the games don’t play as well.
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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby Dave W. » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:12 pm

Playdium in Mississauga had 4-5 pins last time I was there (WOZ, X-Men, Star Trek... can't remember the others). Condition of them was OK.

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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby Silverball » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Don't bother with Playdium. I was there a month ago and they had 3 pins that were pretty much unplayable.
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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby MCS » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:03 pm

Pretty sure the tournament at Bluffs is full, but message Walt to confirm. Otherwise I second Badger’s recommendations. 3030 has a few machines as well, but if you’re in that area, might as well go to Cabin Fever.

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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby Pindude152 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:10 pm

I'm sure Bluffs can welcome you even if you're not part of the tournament. Otherwise what is "pinball community".
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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby MCS » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:25 pm

I don't think the limiting factor is the tournament but rather the physical space. It's not exactly "spill outside" weather! But like I said, message Walt. I'm sure the desire to welcome is there, it just may not be practical.

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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby cait001 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:30 pm

thanks all! :)
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby Che » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:36 am

cait001 wrote:On the train to Toronto with family. What are the best places to visit for pinball these days?
Here for a few days and have most evenings open.


If you are up for heading a little further west come over to Waterloo for the soft opening of Pin Up tonight Cait!

Will have 10-11 pins set up and lots of classic vids. Would love the chance to finally meet you in person!

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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby WARLOCK » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:53 am

Che's new place in Waterloo is the place to be tonight for the soft opening of his new place.
Bluffs is tomorrow for Saturday season ending tournament. As stated above, our pinball community is welcome at Bluffs if you let Walt or I know you are coming.
People come weekly and monthly to drop in and say hello and swap pins and parts regardless if you are playing in league or tournaments. I will meet Cait tomorrow a tad early at Bluffs.
All the best to everyone over the seasonal holidays. Take a cab. or uber if you are drinking please, or have a DD, or stay with a friend. Be safe. Be well.

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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby cait001 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:56 pm

Che wrote:
cait001 wrote:On the train to Toronto with family. What are the best places to visit for pinball these days?
Here for a few days and have most evenings open.


If you are up for heading a little further west come over to Waterloo for the soft opening of Pin Up tonight Cait!

Will have 10-11 pins set up and lots of classic vids. Would love the chance to finally meet you in person!


Wow, that's so cool! Have a blast tonight and maybe post pics?
Would love to come but I am Nighttime Mommy tonight. ;)
I will be at the Bluffs tomorrow! Thanks!
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby cait001 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:19 am

thanks to Scott and Walt and everyone. The Bluffs was incredible. So many great games. Johnny Mnemonic, Joker Poker, Laser Cue, No Fear, Grand Prix, Spanish Eyes, Jacks Open, Alien Poker, etc etc etc
Got #13 out of 44 in the tourney, but couldn't compete in the finals. Congrats to Chris who got in by me leaving. :)
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
Pinball Women Ottawa -- Ottawa Pinball Map -- repair blog -- game ratings

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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby nostalgiaqc » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:38 am

Congrats ,Must of been a nice experience.
Which game would you say you liked the best from the 90s era?

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Re: Headed to Toronto

Postby cait001 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:36 pm

nostalgiaqc wrote:Congrats ,Must of been a nice experience.
Which game would you say you liked the best from the 90s era?


JM > NF > T3
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
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