Downtown Toronto Pipe Club

February 20th, 2018 by Eric

IPSD 2018 Smoker

I’m pleased to announce that we will be gathering in the great indoors to celebrate International Pipe Smoking Day thanks to the continuing hospitality of member Tony Hicks!

As usual, the DTPC will provide some pizza and you provide your own beverages, smokables, and selves.

Reminder: No cigars or cigarettes.

January 19th, 2018 by Eric

January Smoker

One of our illustrious members, Tony Hicks, has graciously (or perhaps foolishly) offered to host a smoker for us in the deepest, darkest depths of winter at his home. (And, gosh, he conveniently lives off the Bloor subway line — yay!)

Further details will follow in due course, but suffice to say we there will be copious amounts of smoking and good cheer! The DTPC will provide pizza and one (1) bottle of liquor.

Note: No cigars or cigarettes. Violators will be heaved out of the nearest open window.

November 13th, 2017 by Eric

November Smoker

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September 18th, 2017 by Eric

2017 BBQ Recap

Once again, pipe smokers descended upon our annual BBQ from all parts of the GTA (and even as far as Calgary) for a day of smoking, eating, and hanging out! The weather was absolutely beautiful this year and I would guess that about 35 people managed to make it out. A big thanks to Lowell, who put a bin of what must have been well over 30 unopened, well-aged tins of tobacco up for grabs. (I didn’t have time to take a picture before the table was swarmed. I have Mike J to thank for handing me a tin of Dunhill 965 or I would have missed out myself!) A big thanks to the esteemed Michael Parks for hosting us at his workshop.

September 16th, 2017 by Eric

6th Annual BBQ at Michael Parks Workshop

Every year, this is Canada’s premiere pipe event! (Well, it’s possible Vancouver has a bigger turnout for their Christmas luncheon, but let’s run with it!) People come from near (Michael Parks) and far (everyone else, really) to congregate for a day of coffee, food, smoking, er… more smoking… talking, and copious smoking. Did we mention smoking? Oh, right; we did.

This year we’ll be again serving up slow-smoked pulled pork and slaw.

Schedule

  • 10am – Event Kick Off! Coffee will be served; swap & sell set-up (basically, if you have something to sell/trade, bring it along)
  • 1pm – Lunch Served
  • 4pm – Event Close

As you can see there ain’t much in the way of programming again this year. Come prepared to relax and enjoy yourself.

Rides

If you are able to offer a ride, please respond back with the general area(s) that you can pick people up from and space you have.

If you need a ride, please respond back with where you are located.

If we can’t hook you up with a direct ride then we will arrange to pick you up from the Oshawa Go Train station at 9:30am.

Tickets

There are no tickets required or cost this year thanks to the generosity of our attendees and sponsors from our last BBQ. Everyone, including guests, are welcome to attend. (Other pipe clubs welcome!)

Event is rain or shine.

August 4th, 2017 by Eric

August Smoker

Our August Smoker has been cancelled.

July 14th, 2017 by Eric

July Smoker

For the month of July the DTPC moves East to the Beach area! Once again the kind folks at the Brigham & MORE tobacconists have offered to host us on their back patio.

June 2nd, 2017 by Eric

June Smoker

Our June Smoker will be hosted in the cozy backyard of DTPC regular and pipe-maker Giovanni!

April 27th, 2017 by Eric

April Smoker

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April 1st, 2017 by Eric

Sneak Preview of Club Rebranding

We are very excited to give you a sneak preview of our upcoming re-branding effort! In just a few days the “DTPC” that you know and love will be no longer. Instead, we will be known as “6PC ” and sport a whole new logo as well. Why are we doing this? There are 3 main reasons:

  1. We are no longer simply a “downtown” club. Geographically speaking, we haven’t met within the actual core in years. Increasingly, our meetings have been held West, mid-town, and all the way out to Bowmanville. Our new name reflects this expanded terrain.
  2. Many people assume pipe clubs largely consist of a bunch of white, middle-aged men. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Hence, our new logo better shows our diversity, as well as appeals to a younger audience—the very people that we need to bring into our fold to ensure we pass the flame to future generations.
  3. Every time I go to a pipe show, people look at my DTPC t-shirt and say, “Hey, that looks like just the LA Pipe Club logo!” Then, with great annoyance, I have to explain that ours actually came first, courtesy of designer Jay Fletcher. And yes, it sure does look the same, except with a bear!

I hope you like the change! I can’t wait to get my new t-shirt printed in time for the Chicago Pipe Show in May!