Save Cabin Fever

20 years ago, there was barely a couple of pinball machines on location around Toronto.  Pinball was effectively a dead pastime for most, relegated to the dustbin of history.  Then came a resurgence, and pinball started showing up again, and dedicated places to drink a pint and play some pinball came around, like Cabin Fever.  Cabin has become the premier spot for pinball in Toronto, providing a dedicated space for both the general public to enjoy pinball, as well as IFPA sanctioned tournaments for internationally ranked players.

Don't let the pandemic kill location pinball again!  Help Cabin Fever survive to play another day.

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COVID has been particularly hard on arcades, due to their very nature, and Robyn has gone above and beyond, struggling to keep the doors open while also keeping people safe.  When other businesses were re-opening patios, Cabin was still restricted.  Capacity is cut in half.  Casual players can't just drop in anymore.  And now, the Ontario government has reduced last call hours, making it even more difficult  to make ends meet.  There's no end in sight.

On top of that, the nature and size of the business means they aren't eligible for the various government programs created to help businesses survive the pandemic.  Cabin is falling through the cracks in the system.

That's where we come in - the pinball community.  If you want a place to play, to hang out with friends and the latest machines, then help me help Cabin.

I am starting this campaign entirely on my own because I believe in the value Cabin brings to the city as well as the pinball hobby itself, as a unique gathering place unlike anything else anywhere.

Some info about me. I'm from Toronto and have been involved in the pinball scene for over 25 years. I've been a customer of Cabin for many years now - I originally started going for the Split Flipper League, which evolved into the Marco Polo League, and eventually I just started showing up and not drinking enough  to justify my usual seat in the corner.  The funds from this fundraiser will go directly to Robyn, to help with ongoing expenses and to cover the shortfall the pandemic is having on arcade bars like Cabin.

Donations

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  • Barry Brdar 
    • $200 
    • 1 d
  • Michael Swidzinsky  
    • $30 
    • 5 d
  • Amy Kesting 
    • $20 
    • 8 d
  • Todd MacCulloch 
    • $200 
    • 15 d
  • Darren Hinchy 
    • $67 
    • 15 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jeremy Wilson 
Organizer
Toronto, ON
Robyn Harrison 
Beneficiary
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