Joomla! User Group Toronto

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Welcome to Joomla! User Group Toronto

About Joomla User Group Toronto

Joomla! User Group Toronto (JUGT) is an informal association of users of the Joomla! open source content management system. It draws its members from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Since 2009, the group has held regular monthly pub nights, providing an opportunity for members to meet in a casual environment to discuss Joomla and to network. Since then our schedule has expanded to include meetings that feature presentations on specific topics. We hold at least two events per month.

Membership is open to anyone. There are no dues. There is no process for formally joining the group. If you would like to participate, the best way to stay informed is to join our mailing list. Our emails are typically short and to the point. We send out a monthly event list and reminders before the event.

If you are on Facebook, we have both a page and a group there. The group is closed to reduce unwanted posts, so just ask to join and someone will take care of it fairly quickly.


October 27 2015 Night Out

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October Night Out at The Duke of York
October 27, 2015, 7:00PM

It's the Hunter's Moon. In honour of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, you're all invited to join in a lively discussion (and a bit of refreshment) at the Duke of York, starting at 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015.

Come be a "Lunartick"! Talk about Joomla!, talk about anything except the election (I think we've had enough of that). Be assured that the light of the full moon will guide your steps homeward.

Join in the pleasure of good company.

If you would, please sign up on for this event, but even if you can't sign up, do come along and join us.  As usual, there will be a reservation in the name "Joomla", and look out for the cheery JUGT logo gracing our table.

Our social "Nights Out" travel around the city, north, central, and west.  This month at the central location.

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: The Duke of York is at 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto - just ask for the reservation for "Joomla"

The Duke is located one block west of Avenue Road, one block north of Bloor St., on Prince Arthur.
By Subway:  Exit at Saint George Station via the Bedford exit.
By Car: on-street and off-street parking is available in the neighbourhood, as well as a Green P lot off Bedford Rd. between Bloor and Prince Arthur.

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JUGT Steering Committee

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joomla user group TorontoSince the JUGT's inception, February 25 2008, it has put on regular pub nights and various workshops and seminars. A few weeks ago, 6 of the core active members decided to band together and build a more organized, more robust group. Lately the steering committee has been planning up-coming events, seminars and workshops, a new website and creating a more formal organizational structure. Since October 6, 2012, the JUGT Steering Committee has been meeting weekly, Tuesday nights at 8pm via Our Google+ Hangout.

One of the groups long term goals is to host a Joomla! Day in Toronto, and we have been meeting with the other Joomla! group leaders in USA and Canada to connect with them an learn from them to make our group as good as it can be!

If you haven't already gotten involved, we encourage you to do so in any way you would like to that you feel would be of benefit. You can be a participant, a planner, a helper, committee member or whatever you feel like! If you have a great idea, or would like to get more involved, please email us.

We are currently looking for venues for workshops and Seminars, we are looking to partner with Educational institutions in Toronto, and we are seeking possible Sponsors.

Stay in touch by making sure you are on the mailing list, come out to the events, enjoy each others company and become better web workers! What do you think of a Christmas party? Check out our facebook page, get connected with us professionally through Linkedin, and make sure you check the website once in a while. Great stuff is coming down the pipeline that you don't want to miss!


September 2015 Workshop

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September Workshop

North York Civic Centre
Committee Room #4
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
7:00PM to 9:00PM

Free, Permanent Joomla! Hosted Websites
& Sheldon's Tips and Tricks

September will see us back at the North York Civic Centre, where we'll be looking at what you get with, what you don't get with, and how do you get, the new free permanent hosted Joomla! websites at  Doug Pickett will be presenting this, so if you're a Joomla! beginner and want to experiment, or just want a personal web site, or for whatever reason, he'll give you the "How To" on this great option that Open Source Matters has arranged for Joomla! users everywhere.

Sheldon Seale will give one of his insightful presentations on Tips and Tricks to make your web sites even better.  He's going to talk about adjusting the Protostar template to make it fill up more of the screen by adjusting the 960 pixel width model that it uses.  The 960 pixel limit was a good compromise when your CRT screen was 1024x768 pixels, but can leave an empty wasteland at the side of your screen with a wide-format layout.  Sheldon will show you how to make use of that available space.

Please sign up at Meetup


North York Civic Centre
Committee Room #4
5100 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M2N 5W4

North York Civic Centre is located on the west side of Mel Lastman Square.  Please note: this is the former North York City Hall, which is the building next to the North York Central Library.
By Subway: Exit at North York City Centre and walk west.
By Car: Paid parking is located on Beecroft Ave. (one street west of Yonge) to the west of Mel Lastman Square and just south of Park Home.

Google Map Link/Directions:

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August 2015 Night Out at The Frog

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August Night Out,

Tuesday, 25 August 2015
at the Frog, 4854 Yonge St. (just north of Sheppard)
Starting at 7:00PM

Come celebrate the Decennial of Joomla!
or the end of Summer
or just to meet the other members of the local Joomla! community.

Join us and talk about Joomla!, talk about what you're doing with Joomla!, talk about the weather, and just about anything.

If you would, please sign up on for this event, but even if you can't sign up, do come along and join us. As usual, there will be a reservation in the name "Joomla", and look out for the cheery JUGT logo gracing our table.

Our social "Nights Out" travel around the city, north, central, and west. This month at the north location.


Tuesday, 25 August 2015, starting at 7:00PM and running until we're ready to call it a night.


The Frog,
4854 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5N2
Just a little north of Sheppard on Yonge

By Transit:

Just steps from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station.

By Car:

Just off the 401 - get off at Yonge and proceed north. There is street parking in addition to a GreenP lot just in back of The Frog. Please note that you should turn onto Harlandale (1 block north of Sheppard) to reach the GreenP lot - the lot is exit only onto Elmhurst (2 blocks north of Sheppard)

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