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Deep Freeze Winter Warm Up

  • 19 Jan 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • Hemingway's, 142 Cumberland St, between Bellair and Avenue Rd .


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The mad rush of the holiday season, busy lives, -- so easy to miss connecting with friends.  Here's an easy solution:  drop in to Hemingway's in Yorkville after work on Friday the 19th.  Head upstairs to the back room, order some suds and see some buds.  Good pub food.  Modest prices ($$).  Rated 4 out of 5 stars.  

Bring your best tall tales.  It's Hemingway's, after all, and he lived here, working for  the Toronto Star in the early 1920s on his way to becoming a legend.  Even the tale he told that landed him in Toronto is fishy:  his experiences as a soldier with the Italian army during the First World War.  

But Hemingway never fought with the Italian forces. He was a volunteer ambulance driver with the Red Cross when his leg was seriously wounded by mortar fire and eventually sent home,  having served for two months. That's hardly a great story, so Hemingway got himself a custom-tailored Italian officer’s uniform and cape, and made up a better one!

142 Cumberland St, between Bellair and Avenue Road.  The Bay subway station is closest. . Hemingway passport photo, 1923.

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