The LAST of the LAGER LOUTS

There was a legendary group that was formed here at the hostel a little over two years ago. The were a fun loving group of five young lads we (affectionately) called the “Canadiana Lager Louts”. There were also a few female members of this group we dubbed the “Animalettes”.

They were a fun-loving, ribald collection of backpackers who became fast friends – a typical example of life-long friendships formed by people in hostels.

After quite a few months of their alcohol fueled antics. The group drifted apart as they continued their travels or returned home. It was a very diverse group of individuals that formed the core of the original Double L’s and Animalettes. They hailed from England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Australia and Mexico.

They were a fairly harmless group who carried on their booze filled antics in god spirits with malice towards none. As a result they were a pretty well-liked group of party animals.

The funny thing about this collection of backpackers is that they have ALL returned to the “scene of the crime” (so to speak) for a Canadiana reunion.

The last of the returnees, Mitch from Kinross, Scotland arrived last Saturday and we hardly recognized him! He’s back n Toronto with his financee? who is a local? girl he met in Glasgow. Needless to say, he’s modified his behavior in anticipation of meeting her parents.

Welcome back Mitch!

Mich & Emily - Canadiana Backpackers Inn Downtown Toronto Youth Hostels
Mich with Emily (his beautiful Canadian snowbird!)

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Larger Louts (minus mich)

Five of the “Originals”. Lager Louts (left to right) Simon, Pearcey and Jonno wth the “Animalettes” Madeline and Genesis.


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