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Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild
P.O. Box 40010
75 King Street South
Waterloo, ON N2J 4V1
Contact: Dorothy Fry
World Wide Web:
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September to May, 7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m., in the Hauser Haus room at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo.

West Toronto Knitters' Guild
C/o 4968 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M9A 1B7
+1 (905) 270-7862
Contact: Terry Boyd
Meetings are held 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Islington Center for Seniors

'Around The Bay' Knitting Guild
c/o The Needle Emporium
420 Wilson St. E.
Ancaster , ON L9G 2C3
+1 (905) 648-1994
fax: +1 (905) 648-4350
Contact: Julie
World Wide Web:
The Around the Bay Knitting Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month from September to June at the Marlatt Family Centre, 195 King Street West in Dundas Ontario. Meetings are from 7:00-9:00 pm. Yearly membership is $25. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Workshops and guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year.

The Knit Cafe
c/o The Staircase Cafe Theatre
27 Dundurn Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
+1 (905) 527.0601
Contact: Lauren, Convener
The Knit Cafe's Sunday Nite Sit, Sip 'n' Knit (SSK) meets the second and fourth Sunday, October through March. April through September we meet the second Sunday night only. We are a social club for knitting enthusiasts. Doesn't matter how well you knit, we'd love to meet you! We gather in a cozy corner of The Staircase Cafe Theatre, home of Hamilton's most innovative vegetarian menu (not to mention wonderful cocktails, great desserts, and fancy coffees). We start to gather around 6.30 pm until 9ish (7-9 in the summer). Knitters may stay for the live music that starts in the cafe around 9.00 pm. Free membership, no obligation--just a fun night out with a bunch of friendly people. Bring your string, your sticks and $$$ for cafe goodies. We welcome all ages, all skill levels, women *and* men!

Barrie Knitters Guild
Grenville Street
Barrie, ON
Contact: Elizabeth
Change in Barrie guild meeting place.
We still meet the 1st and 3rd monday of the month.

Canadian Guild of Knitters
PO Box 20262
Barrie, ON L4M 6E9
+1 (705) 722-6495
Contact: Cynthia
World Wide Web:
Canadian Guild of Knitters was formed in November of 2002. We publish Knit Together four times per year, and are developing a Knitting Accreditation Program for our members.
We're National, so there are no meetings, but we do communicate knitting related information.

Halton Hands In Motion Knitting and Crocheting Guild
c/o Georgetown Yarn & Crafts
170 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON L7G 4A7
+1 (905) 877-1521
Contact: Diane Crawford
We meet the second Thursday of each month from September to June from 7-9 pm at Georgetown Seniors' Centre, 318 Guelph Street (rear entrance). Yearly memberships-$25/non-members-$5 per meeting. Meetings feature guest speakers, idea and technique sharing, local charity knitting and applause for members' efforts.

Contact: Haley Waxberg
World Wide Web:
Black leather stiletto boots and knitting needles DO go together. Think "S-x and the City" with yarn.
Toronto area knitaholics - you know who you are .... can't walk down Queen west without paying a visit to Romni. Young (it's a relative term) knitters, funky knitters, creative knitters, artsy knitters, kitschy knitters, yarnaholics, crochetomatics, cerebral knitters, urban knitters, retro knitters, sexy knitters, wannabe knitters. Get together to swap yarn, swap patterns, swap stories, knock back some cocktails, learn new stuff from other knitters. All welcome. MEMBERS: Check the CALENDAR and the POLLS for knitting & craft events.

Barrie Knitters Guild
221 Bayview Drive
Unit #17
Barrie, ON
+1 (705) 7269692
fax: +1 (705) 7210949
Contact: Elizabeth
The Guild meets twice a month on the first and third monday 7:00pm at the Dancing Harlequin 221 Bayview Drive. On the first Monday new skills are introduced, charity knitting and social time are held on the third Monday. Hope to see some new faces there.

Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild
432 Rogers St.
Peterborough, ON K9H1W9
+1 (705) 748-3402
Contact: Christina Pridie
The Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild meets the second and fourth Thrusdays of the month from September to June. Membership is $35 for one year.Our motto is: learn, share and give. We learn knitting and crocheting skills from one another and also through workshops and guest speakers. We give back to the community by helping those less fortunate than ourselves through our gifts and talents. Everyone from beginners to advanced are welcome.

The Knitting Guild of Ottawa
Woodroffe United Church
807 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, ON
Contact: Christine Walter
World Wide Web:
Meetings are held most months from September to June at 7:30 PM in the Banquet Hall of the Woodroffe United Church, north of the Carlingwood Mall. Lots of lit parking at the rear and convenient to bus stop. Activities include speakers, workshops, field trips, library, and fashion shows. Membership, which includes a bi-monthly newsletter, is currently $20.00 a year. Visitors $3.00 per evening

Stitch N Beach (Stitch N Bitch Toronto)
Toronto, ON
World Wide Web:
We meet the 1st Friday of every month, usually. Visit our webpage for latest meeting info and recaps of last month's bash.

The Knitting Guild of Canada
P.O. Box 1124
Shelburne, ON L0N 1S0
+1 (519) 925-9476
fax: +1 (519) 925-5758
Contact: Lana Fleming
World Wide Web:
This is a Canada-wide guild "for the preservation and furtherance of knitting in Canada". It publishes Knitters' Forum quarterly, and provides a Master Knitter Program for members. Knitters' Forum has many popular features, such as Yarn Torture Test Results, local guild news & listings, and much more. Membership is $34 per year.

Bluewater Purl Gurls
P O Box 716, Petrolia, Ont.
Sarnia, ON NON IRO
+1 (519) 882-2345
Contact: Barb Fell
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Canon Davis Memorial Church on the corner of Russel and Maxwell Sts. in Sarnia. 7 p.m to 9 p.m (downstairs) $2.00 per session, add name to mailing list to receive your newsletter. We have speakers, workshops, trips and alot of fun.

The Knitting Guild (Ottawa Area)
Woodroffe United Church
807 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, ON
Contact: Barbara Bondar
email: bnjbondar

Meetings are held most months from September to June at 7:30 PM in the Banquet Hall of the Woodroffe United Church, north of the Carlingwood Mall. Lots of lit parking at the rear and convenient to bus stop. Activities include speakers, workshops, field trips, library, and fashion shows. Membership, which includes a bi-monthly newsletter, is currently $20.00 a year. Visitors $3.00 per evening

Burlington/Oakville Knitting Guild
c/o 1251 Fairview Street
Burlington, ON L7P 2L3
+1 (905) 336-7989
Contact: Carol Reeve
We are a new guild that meets on the third Wednesday on every month at the Chapters bookstore on Fairview Street in Burlington from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. In the future we will be offering guest speakers and workshops to our members. Our monthly show and tell is always fun and our problem solving is very helpful. If you would to join us for an informal meeting with plenty of knitchat, great ideas, help and fun then please come along and visit us.

Severn/Muskoka Knitting Guild
c/o Anne Russell, 1043 Sparrow Lake Rte D
R. R. #2
Kilworthy, ON P0E 1G0
+1 (705) 689-1486
fax: +1 (705) 689-9851
Contact: Anne Russell
A new guild in the Orillia, Ontario area with members from Penetang, Barrie, Huntsville, Omeemee....meets the last Wednesday of every month from 7-9 in Cumberland Beach. Our guild focuses on sharing our combined talents through instruction and problem-solving. New knitters find encouragement and guidance, experienced knitters find inspiration! Please call for confirmation of dates and location.

The Canadian Machine Knitting Guild
Box 125
Ballinafad, ON NOB-1HO
+1 (905) 877-2944
Contact: Sherry Kocher
Our goal is to unite Canadian machine knitters, guilds and clubs from coast to coast providing resources of information that will enhance our knowledge, skills and expertise enabling us to reinforce our proficiency as machine knitters. We offer a quarterly newsletter called the Machine Knitters Haven beginning March 1999.

North York Knitting Guild
c/o 630 Conacher Drive
North York, ON M2M 3N3
+1 (416) 225-5301
Contact: Irene Reed
Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Hall, 25 Centre Ave., North York (east of Yonge north of Finch). Free parking in the rear; enter by the rear entrance and proceed downstairs. Membership is $20 per year. No meeting in December because of the holiday season. Our group features speakers, "how-to's" and tips from the members and a show and tell at each meeting.

Knitting Design Guild
110 Mary Street
(entrance & parking off Nottawasaga St.)
Orillia, ON L3V 3E2
+1 (705) 326-1900
Contact: Deb or Lyn Gemmell
Meets on the 2nd Wed evening every month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and the 1st Thursday afternoon each month at 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Cabin Fever Knitting Studio. No guild meetings during August. Cost is $2.00 per meeting. The meetings cover various techniques for all aspects of designing your own garments. Also covers advanced knitting techniques. Guest speakers, videos and group problem solving. Come join us - designing is fun!

St. Marys Circle of Friends Knitting Guild
Box 1154
St. Marys, ON N4X 1B7
Contact: Lynda King
Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm upstairs in the St. Marys Public Library. Dues are $20.00 per year. Emphasis is on knitting in a social environment, learning new techniques, knitting for local charities.

Quinte Knitters Guild
Quinte Living Centre
Front Street
Belleville, ON
+1 (613) 969-8986
Contact: Ellen Marie Kellaway
Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7pm.

Downtown Knit Collective
Bloor St. United Church
Bloor St. West, between Spadina and St. George
Toronto, ON
Contact: Arlene Williams
World Wide Web:
Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Dues $30 for full membership (includes meeting admission and newsletter subscription); $10 for associate membership (includes newsletter subscription; associate members must pay $3 at each meeting they attend). Monthly raffle of knitting books or yarn or both.

York Simcoe Knitting Guild
366 Pinnacle Trail
Aurora, ON L4G 7G2
+1 (905) 726-2001
Contact: Sarah Smith
We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the New Leaf Farm Cafe, just minutes north of Newmarket. Each month we have a presentation on a knitting technique and/or a guest speaker or retailer. Additional workshops, evening lectures and trips throughout the year, and a quarterly newsletter filled with knitting news, upcoming events, tips and other technical information. Membership $30.00/year.

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