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Now you can visit a cat cafe in Toronto (sort of)

Posted by Aubrey Jax / June 3, 2014

Pet Me MeowWe've been getting some comments asking us what's going on on the Toronto cat cafe front. It's an exciting, edge-of-cat-condo world, so let me bring you up to speed: first, there was Kitty Cat Cafe (formerly Smitten Kitten)'s announcement that they would be Toronto's first. Then, competition entered the ring in the form of Pet Me Meow. Both cafes have Indiegogo crowd funding pages up (KCC, PMM) and both will exist for a good cause: to help rescued cats socialize and find homes. But when will Torontonians get to experience a cafe full of felines without traveling to the US or Asia?

This weekend, it turns out. Pet Me Meow are setting up a pop up shop at Redfish Bluefish June 6-8. Stop by this weekend, grab a drink or a snack, and make your way to the temporary Pet Me Meow lounge area, where ten (ten!) kittens from Toronto Cat Rescue will be waiting to assume your shoelaces, hair, and jewelry are delicious prey. The sneak peek at what a cat cafe is like will mark Toronto's first foray into the world of cat cafes, hubs where visitors can make some furry friends and have the option to adopt them. Yes, all ten kittens are adoption ready if you are. Swoon.

Pet Me Meow's pop up runs at Redfish Bluefish (76 Harbord St) June 6-8 from 9am to 7pm. Grab tickets at



Pet Me Meow / June 3, 2014 at 09:01 am
Buy your ticket before it runs out at ! See you this weekend :)
Pet Me Meow / June 3, 2014 at 09:21 am
Thanks for the coverage! Tickets can be purchased at make sure to pick yours up before they run out! See you this weekend :)
friendly web editor / June 3, 2014 at 11:01 am
Both your indiegogo links direct to Kitty Cat Cafe's page.
Aubrey replying to a comment from friendly web editor / June 3, 2014 at 11:17 am
Updated, thanks friend!
Leash & Paws / June 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm
This is awesome!!
Irene / June 3, 2014 at 01:02 pm
I love this idea!!!! I want to thank the people behind this event. I wish we had more events like this in our city.
Lucie / June 3, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Jesus. That is some expensive cat-petting.
valueking replying to a comment from Lucie / June 3, 2014 at 01:26 pm
still cheaper than Jilly's...
Ruff 'n Ready / June 3, 2014 at 01:59 pm
We hatesum cats! So do Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy!
nathalie / June 3, 2014 at 06:37 pm
We're super excited to host the Kittens this weekend! You will find RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe at 73 Harbord st (not 76). Thank you!!
Meower / June 3, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Meeeow Please!
Natalie / June 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I like the idea that the cats are up for adoption. At the cat cafes in Japan, you can hang out with the cats, but you can't bring them home.
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