I had to laugh while I was tidying my in-box. I found an invitation to a Cask Pub Crawl scheduled for April. To quote: "Each pub on the route is located in Toronto’s West End...".
Let's run down the list: Bellwoods, Get Well, the Monarch Tavern and the Victory Café. I've never ben to the Monarch but the others are fine establishments and by association I would wager that the Monarch is as well. Besides, I think that is where Zane Caplansky of Caplansky's Deli got started.
What sets me off, though, is the fact that the crawl doesn't wander more than a few steps west of Ossington Avenue. Hardly the edge of the earth unless you are a downtowner.
For those of you who might suggest that I can only score on my serve, I have to confess that save for the Monk's Kettle I cannot suggest much in the way of cask ale in what I imagine to be the west end.