Amico’s Pizza is proud to supply Parkdale with authentic Italian cuisine, and late night pizza delivery, but readers should know our fare often travels well beyond the city limits. In the summertime, our patrons take pizzas with them when they head-out to escape the urban core.  Many families migrate to lake-front cottages and family farms and Amicos goes with them in the car.  When of our friends take long hikes in wooded areas and have pizza picnics high-up in the hills. Last week, when six rock climbers came shopping for a meal they could eat in the car, they got a swell deal from Frankie who supports summer fun.

Six rock climbers wanted a deluxe pizza for their after-work car ride to a nearby climbing gym.  One of the rock climbers en route to Hub Climbing was Raymi the Minx, who wrote about her rock climbing adventure.

Hub Climbing in Markham - boulderingThe climbers drove to Markham (in Rush Hour traffic) to participate in an evening team-building exercise at Hub Climbing, rock climbing and bouldering gym at 165 McIntosh that involved climbing tall walls with the use of autobelays and helping each other over various man-made obstacles in the gym. The activity also introduced the six participants to a new sport called bouldering which is the act of climbing over things without using safety ropes. If and when they fall, the participant lands on soft mats that are set out to cushion clumsy climbers.

bouldering, Hub Climbing, climbers- how to climb

One of the lessons that was taught in the exercise was how to fall; its not as easy as it looks.

Martin from Studenomics falls at Hub Climbing

And then the group put on harnesses and learned how to fall from a great height.

autobelay rock climbers at Hub Climbing in Markham

The group spent a long time and burned a lot of energy doing speed climbs. The fastest climber up the wall found honour among their friends on Facebook. The speed of 9.94 seconds was the best time up the twenty four foot wall; the best climbers used less than nine boulders to propel themselves up the incline.

speed climb up the wall in eleven seconds at Hub Climbing

The group had a blast at Hub Climbing and Amico’s Pizza was an important part of the adventure.

Casie on top of the wall

Casie Stewart wrote about rock climbing at Hub on her blog and included lots of little details.

Bloggers go bouldering at Hub Climbing in Toronto

Thanks Frankie for the pizza pie supper that gave this group the strength to ascend.

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Amico's Italian Ristorante Bids Farewell after 45 Years of Memorable Experiences

[Toronto, Jun 1st, 2023] — It is with a mix of nostalgia and gratitude that Amico's Italian Ristorante announces the closure of its doors after serving the community for an impressive 45 years. Since its inception in 1978, Amico's has been a treasured culinary destination, delighting patrons with authentic Italian cuisine and creating countless memories in its warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The decision to close comes as a result of various factors, including evolving market trends and economic challenges. Nonetheless, Amico's management and staff would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the loyal patrons who have supported the restaurant throughout the years. Their continued patronage, cherished friendships, and shared laughter have contributed to Amico's enduring success.