RSVP: Toronto Beer Quest – September 16, 2012

I love unique ways of exploring my city because even though I have lived here for more than 7 years I am still learning new things about Toronto every day! Toronto Beer Quest is a scavenger hunt/urban adventure where teams of two solve clues, photography themselves as proof they were at the clue location, and compete to reach the finish line first. All this while learning about Toronto’s beer history!

On Sunday, September 16, 2012, teams will meet at The Charlotte Room for the Prohibition Edition of Toronto Beer Quest! Travelling only by foot or TTC, teams will explore Toronto’s historic places and the people who helped push for temperance and prohibition (known throughout history as the party-poopers), as well as the people who fought for their right to party against it.

How will they do it?

Each team will receive an identical list of clues and will set out to use their brains and smartphones, as well as their feet, for a chance to win some awesome prizes (and street cred, obvs).

Toronto Beer Quest is a way for Torontonians to experience local beer history in an interactive and competitive way!

Contestants are also welcome to attend in costume. Toronto Urban Adventures will be awarding prizes to the best costumes in the following categories:

  1. “The Real McCoy” Most Authentic Prohibition Era Costume
  2. “You Slay Me” Funniest Costume
  3. ” The Bee’s Knees” Most Impressive Costume


Prizes and swag have been provided by some awesome sponsors:


Choose a partner, register, and have fun! Teams must be registered in advance – there will be no registration the day of the event!

Win a ticket for one team registration from Jamie-Leigh T.O.!

Respond in the comments with the answer to the following question:

What year did prohibition end in Ontario?

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Bonus: Receive an extra contest entry by tweeting:

“Hey @JamieLeighTO, I want to compete in #TBQ3! Pick me, please!”

Contest is closed – winner was announced on September 11, 2012 – Kristen won with the correct answer and picked by

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RSVP: Tickets can be purchased on TBQ3’s Eventbrite page.
Tickets must be purchased before Friday, September 14, 2012.

The fine print:

1 winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
You must have entered on the blog to receive the extra entry via Twitter.
The winner will receive a free registration for one ticket (that’s one TEAM of 2 people).
Free registration must be redeemed before Friday, September 14, 2012.
Participants must be 19 years or older!

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  1. September 6, 2012 / 1:38 pm

    The act was voted out by referendum in 1924, but officially ended in 1927! love @kitten_arms

  2. September 6, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    1927. But an interesting fact, the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto was dry until 1997!

    • JamieLeighTO
      September 11, 2012 / 12:33 pm

      You’ve won the tickets, Kristen! Please email me at to claim them πŸ™‚

  3. September 7, 2012 / 9:32 am

    Prohibition, or the Ontario Temperance Act was not repealed in the 1924 referendum. It held on by a slim majority. In 1926 The Conservatives ran on a platform to end Prohibition and won. In 1927 they introduced the Act to Regulate and Control the Sale of Liquor in Ontario which repealed the Ontario Temperance Act, thus ending prohibition and starting the LCBO.

  4. JamieLeighTO
    September 11, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    Thank you to everyone who entered! I wrote down everyone’s name in the order that they commented and then tweeted (if they tweeted for the extra entry) and Kristen’s number came up!
    I encourage anyone who didn’t win to buy tickets and come anyway – we’re going to have a blast (and some beers!) on this urban adventure. Be sure to let us know if you’re coming along and I hope we can all meet up for some post-competition brews.
    Thanks for playing πŸ™‚