Website reveals Toronto's Secret Pick-up Places

    Best "non-bar" locations to meet single women plotted on GPS-ready map

    TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - XYYZ (, the website for guys in
Toronto, has made yet another helpful addition to GuyMaps, its series of
Google Maps mash-ups. This time it's a map of the city's best non-bar pick-up
places. Subscribers can download the map at
    "Although the odds are in their favour these days, it's hard for single
guys to know where to start," says XYYZ's executive editor, Russell Smith.
"Many of the guys we talk to are sick of or afraid of the bar scene and online
dating sites. So in our quest to help guys in Toronto make the most of this
city, we've uncovered the best non-bar places to meet women."
    Some of the locations are not surprising, like dog parks and running
groups. But others are less obvious, like a Shoppers Drug Mart, an upscale
nail salon and a karate dojo.
    Adding to the map's utility is a feature that allows members to upload
the pick-up spots to their GPS (navigation systems). "With this technology
your car's GPS can alert you when you're in the vicinity of a place where
women gather," says XYYZ's executive editor, Russell Smith. He adds, "It's a
virtual pheromone detector."
    The downloadable map file is in GPX (the GPS Exchange Format), an XML
data format for the interchange of GPS data (points, routes, and tracks)
between applications and Web services on the Internet. The file is compatible
with most of the popular GPS systems, including Garmin, Lowrance and Magellan.
    GuyMaps currently available on XYYZ include Jacob Richler's Guide to Food
Shopping in Toronto, GTA Red Light Cameras Locations, Guide to Dog Walking
Parks, and yDine: Our Favourite Restaurants, among others. New maps are added

    About XYYZ and XY Canada

    Lead by author and style guru Russell Smith, XYYZ is the Toronto outpost
for XY Canada (, a network of websites across Canada
providing advice to guys on all aspects of urban life. XY Canada publishes a
daily email, the Wyre, on topics that include style, nightlife, food, women
and other stuff that appeals to the y-chromosome. In addition to Toronto,
sites are currently available in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal.

For further information:

For further information: Russell Smith, Executive Editor, XYYZ, is
available for interviews on this subject; He can be contacted at (416)
705-7877; Or contact Peter Coish, Publisher, XYYZ at, or (647) 291-5567

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