In Toronto, we are really lucky. We have a large WordPress Meetup group that supports the WordPress community. I was an active member of the meetups a few years ago when we had one meeting a month. In Toronto, there are now 5 or 6 meetings every month supporting the community. These are held in different areas of the city to make them accessible for everyone.
I live in central Toronto so this gives me the choice of meetups which I can attend.
I had stopped going to these meetups as I was dealing with professional and personal issues over the last two years. Last night, I attended my first meetup in a long time. I am glad I did and I will be going back on a regular basis