NTSC is now 90% Sold Out
Kick-off General Social
NTSC's Start-Out Social!
Charters Update
New Info Line Phone
Glasses found
Hiking Update
Niagara Wineries Tour
Sensible Social Cycling
Mountain biking
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North Toronto Ski Club News

Hello Greetings! this is our update for the week of September 19th.


"Members Only" section of Web Site Unavailable until November   


The Members Only section of the web site will be unavailable from now until mid-to-late November for maintenance in preparation for the upcoming season.


We will announce when it is available and new passwords will be emailed to you in late November, as usual.








NTSC is now 90% Sold Out       

 Your next opportunity to join us will be at our kick-off General Social:
Thursday, September 29th  6 Degrees (2335 Yonge St.), 7:00 pm


Application forms

An application form  is available on the club web site It is fillable on-line.


Once you have completed the form, please print off a hard copy and bring it with you to our General Social at 6 Degrees.


Blank Application forms will also be available at the General Social.

We do not accept mailed-in new member applications
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we don't accept mailed-in new member applications.  

Applications may only be submitted in person or by proxy If for some reason you can't attend, the application and payment may be submitted for you by a proxy (friend, relative, spouse, significant other, etc.) 

Bringing along additional applications for a spouse or friend?

If you wish to bring along additional applications for a spouse or friend, the applications (maximum 5) will be accepted only if the forms are signed by the applicant(s) and accompanied by payment.


Membership Fee

This year's membership fee will be $145, HST included.



We accept MasterCard, Visa, cash or cheque. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to North Toronto Ski Club in full.  


Kick-off General Social - it's "gonna" be shakin' next Thursday, Sept 29


Our first fall General Social, "Martini Night: Shaken not Stirred", will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 6 Degrees (2335 Yonge St.,  416-486-9666),7:00PM

Join us for fabulous martinis at this top venue.

New members, this is a great opportunity to get out and meet your fellow members in an informal, laid back atmosphere. Find out why your new Club has such a great rep that 6 Degrees will be opening just for us!

New to the club and a little shy?? No problem! Bring a friend! Non-members and guests are always welcome.

Admission to all General Socials is always free and there is no "advance booking" needed - just come as you are, when you choose!

NTSC's Start-Out Social is already 75% sold out!!



Tickets are selling fast for the Start-Out Social (S.O.S) aboard Cruise Toronto. It's already 75% sold out!

Don't miss this chance to join us for a memorable experience, as we transport you to a place where delicious cuisine, attentive service and spectacular Toronto Harbour views create an event like no other. Our boat cruise will take you on a 3 hour tour in and around Toronto Harbour and the Island lagoons to give you the best city views possible.
We will be aboard the OBSESSION III, a 78' motor yacht with a retractable roof. The two-deck ship boasts an elegant dining room with scenic windows.

NTSC is all about socializing, so this is your opportunity to get out and meet your fellow members in a fun-filled party environment.
Date: Saturday October 1, 2011
Boarding: 6:30pm
Price: $40.00
Includes: Dinner and Dance. Cash Bar
Dress: "Dressy" casual. No sneakers

Tickets will be available at the "Martini Night: Shaken not Stirred" General Social on Thursday, September 29th....if you want to risk waiting that long.

To order your tickets earlier:
Mail a cheque payable to North Toronto Ski Club (in full) to the NTSC Clubhouse, 214 Merton Street, Suite 106, Toronto M4S 1A6 attention: Special Socials. If paying for more than one ticket, please specify the names of the ticket recipients on the back of the cheque - thanks!

Limited spaces available!!!!  Don't Miss The Boat On This One!!!
This Social has been planned By the NTSC SOCIALITES!


Charters Update!   


Keener | Mont Tremblant, QC
December 16 - 18  

$359 Alpine only

The Tremblant Keener weekend trip is on sale NOW!  Sign up at the September 29th General Social!

New Year's Week | Salt lake City, UT
December 27 - January 3   
ALL other trips go on sale at the Charters Night on Thursday, October 13, at The Sports Centre Cafe. Please refer to the NTSC website for additional information.

We have great trips lined up for this season.  And more trips to choose from than last year

  New Info Line phone number: 416-481-0007...Please pass it on            


NTSC's info line has a new number. If you know an NTSC member who does not have email or web access, would you please relay this new number to them to help them keep informed about NTSC's weekly activities. Thanks!



  Glasses - 2 pair - found              

We usually don't start our "Lost and Found" announcements until we start running buses in December, but this year we seem to be starting early.


Lose any glasses?


One pair was found after the AGM on Thursday and a 2nd pair (Zebra pattern) was found after New Member Sign up on Saturday.


You can reclaim them at the Membership table next Thursday or send a note to Steve Burchmore.



  Member Sponsored Events          


NTSC does not organise programs during the off-season. Some of our members do and the events and activities are open to club members and friends alike. Non-members are most welcome.


Be advised that these activities are organized by individuals and not by "North Toronto Ski Club".
For more information about a member-sponsored event, please contact the sponsoring member.

  Hiking Update    


Fall Hiking Weekend at Blue Spruce Resort is SOLD OUT!   
Please direct inquiries to Lesley Austin

No hike this coming weekend

There will not be a hike the weekend of September 24/25. Details about the next fall hike will be posted in next week's email and web site announcements 


  Niagara Wineries Tour, Casino and Dancing Party Trip Saturday September 24th, 2011    


This amazing $75 per person cost includes:

  • A visit to three different wineries with tour and wine tasting included at each stop.
  • Visit Niagara Fallsview Casino for a date with lady luck or check out Falls/City attractions
  • Party and dance at a Niagara Falls bar
  • Deluxe Highway Coach Transportation and drivers tip
  • All taxes


  • Departure from The Miller Tavern (Yonge/York Mills) at 11:30 am (exact time TBC + a west end pick-up location TBA)
  • Tours and Tasting at three Niagara wineries for the afternoon
  • Arrive at Fallsview Casino in Niagara approx. 6:30 pm
  • Play, Dine (at your choice & cost) or Tour the city
  • Depart Casino around 9:00 pm to continue the party at the dance bar till midnight.
  • Arrive back at The Jolly Miller approx. 1:30 am

To book your spot or for further information:

Call Eubert: 416-315-3242 or e-mail:


Click here to see poster 


Don't delay - seats are reserved on a 'first pay' basis

The bus will fill up fast....seats are reserved on a 'first pay' don't delay in signing up!


  Octoberfest, October 15, 2011, only 50 spots available    



It will soon be the time of year when Kitchener opens up the beer halls to celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest.  


This year the member-sponsored trip is to Bingemans. A Highway coach (with restroom facilities) has been booked. All that is missing is you. 


The details:

Saturday October 15, 2011

It goes, rain or shine!  

This is the weekend after Thanksgiving.  No hangovers with Turkey this year.


Cost: $60

Includes coach bus to and from Bingemans, Hall Entrance ticket and Driver's tip. 


Pick up points/departure times

Toronto 4:15 PM

The Green P parking lot adjacent to "The Miller Tavern" Parking Lot (the old Jolly Miller)...on the east side of Yonge St. just south of York Mills. 


Mississauga 5:00 PM 

The parking lot on the south west corner of Hwy 10 (Hurontario St.) and Kingsbridge Garden Circle (this is just off the highway, 1 light north of Highway 403), where the Rabba and "Crocodile Rock" bar are located.  Parking is free. 


Return: Departs Kitchener at 12:30 AM returning to Mississauga at 1:30 AM, Jolly Miller at 2 AM


This trip sells out every year. There are only 50 spots available at $60 each. First come first served.


To sign up:

Please contact Keith Burrows at (905 334 1265) or Kevin Sturdy at 


  Sensible Social Cycling          


Sunday, September 25  9:00, Guelph Ride

Leader:  Bonnie Cook (416) 655-3857


Join us for the final ride of the season! Meet at Centennial Arena parking lot on College Avenue West in Guelph.  To get there, take the 401 west to Hwy 6 north (exit 295).  Take Hwy 6 north to College Avenue West.  Turn right onto College Avenue West.  Take the first left into Centennial Arena.  Follow the driveway on the left as it curves around a school property, past portable classrooms, to a parking lot around the back.  There are washroom facilities at the meeting point. 


This is a 47 km ride with a few rolling hills.  The road surface is partly crushed gravel and partly pavement. 


Be sure to pack a lunch, as there's nowhere to buy one en route.



Checking a Trip Status via Twitter

 If the weather forecast is uncertain and you're not sure if the scheduled ride is a "go", we will post a trip status update by 8:00 a.m. at  You can also get Twitter updates on your cell phone by sending a text message:  Follow @NTSCcycleGTA to 21212 and follow the instructions on your phone.

 Sensible Social Cycling 2011 Schedule


  Mountain biking           


Saturday September 24th,   11:00 am,Three Stages (Collingwood)     


This is an exploratory ride. It's been a few years since the mountain bikers been there, so we'll be taking it easy. Let me know at if you plan to join us and I'll keep you updated on the plans.


Three Stages Directions:

To get to Three Stages from Collingwood, follow Grey rd. 19 until it starts to climb up the escarpment. As it goes up the hill, watch for where the Bruce trail comes out of the forest on the right. At this point there is an unmarked road on your left. Take this road to the left until the end, where there is parking. The great riding is just further down the old road about a km.



Check out the schedule for more details and contact information.  .