Leslieville/Riverside News: #Riverside TO BIA Weekly Update

  • Featured: Alquimia Mural is completed!; Registration for Craft Pub walk opened!; Lorenzo from DMS will be in Riverside Again Next Week.
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: Make Your Store Pop!; ‘Memories’ at the Saulter Street Gallery
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
  • Neighbourhood News: Toronto International BuskerFest; Don Valley Parkway Partial Weekend Closure

Submit YOUR Riverside news/events via office@riverside-to.com

Alquimia Mural is Complete! 
Have you seen the amazing mural that came up at Queen & Broadview?
In three days, Jacquie Comrie brought to life months of hard work in this beautiful piece! Since then, Riverside has been receiving quite some love on social media from locals and tourists! 

Check our blog for more photos, the inspiration for the mural and to learn more about the artist, Jacquie Comrie. 

Thank You to the Businesses Involved!
A special thanks to Pizza Nova who provided the wall space and continuous support throughout the ideation process. Thank you to Riverside BIA’s Streetscape Committee for all of the hard work and time volunteered in the planning process for the mural. And thank you to the City of Toronto for allowing this all to happen by funding the project.

Registration for Craft Pub Walk opened!
If you like touring beer and cider making facilities and are curious about all its tidbits, register now!
Join the Riverside Craft Pub Walk to learn more about the process of beer and cider making! As part of the 2019 Riverside Walks series, we invite you to learn more about our local craft scene.

Taking place on September 7th from 11am-1pm, we will be touring three local craft breweries. Not only will you get the grand tour of the facilities, but you’ll also be able to see and learn all that goes on behind the scenes! Ever been curious to learn about how craft beer is brewed? Here’s your chance to see it firsthand!

Meeting point will be emailed to all registered attendees closer to the date! Due to space limits, only people registered with Eventbrite will be able to participate in this walk.
Register now!

Lorenzo from DMS will be in Riverside Again Next Week
Don’t miss the opportunity to book your follow up appointment with him!

If you haven’t already, make sure you plan ahead and book your time with Lorenzo for next week, Aug 26th. Lorenzo is able to help you with ANY digital marketing help that you need FREE OF CHARGE to BIA Business Members.

The Digital Transformation Grant has been a great help to many businesses. Click here to read a great success story, and learn a bit more about how the grant and DMS can benefit your business! 

To book your time with Lorenzo, click here, or email him at Lorenzo@digitalmainstreet.ca.

Make Your Store Pop!
Are You Looking to Spruce Up your Shop in Riverside? iSDesign Labs is Here to Help!With you, Iliana Sergeev…
“Looking to spruce up your space? Add to the vibe? Create Instagram moments? You see an empty wall, I see an opportunity to enhance, intrigue, impress. 
Through my studio IS Design Labs, I find creative ways to interconnect brands and spaces strategically. I unite them through consistent brand storytelling – signage, poster series, murals, statement walls, installations – the opportunities are boundless.

At reasonable prices, I create experiences that communicate, touch, and influence. Let’s talk!”

‘Memories’ at the Saulter Street Gallery
Stop by the Saulter Street Gallery inside the RTCC to check it out!From now until September 8, visitors to the Centre are able to view Memories, a breath-taking series of paintings and multi-media pieces by Ferida Dilmaghani.
Ferida works in the style of Abstract Expressionism, and most of Ferida’s works in this exhibition adopt the format of collages, joining contrasting and disparate images to create delightful and meditative works. Soft earth tones dominate the pieces in this exhibition, drawing the viewer into a natural environment and recalling the artist’s love of nature and farming.

Ferida Dilmaghani was born in Iran and trained at the Central Tehran Azad University.  Her works have been exhibited widely, both in Canada and in Iran, and she is the recipient of numerous awards for her art. 

The Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery is located in the heritage staircase at the south end of the building.  The gallery is open daily from 9am to 9pm, and can be accessed through the second or third floor.  Admission is free.


Our 2019 calendar shows an overview of what’s happening this year! Email marketing@riverside-to.com anytime with your questions and to get involved.  
P.S. Check out our detailed Riverside Online Events Calendar which showcases BIA member and community events – to get your event posted, submit anytime to marketing@riverside-to.com


Toronto International BuskerFest 

A showcase for hundreds of the most spectacular acts on earth – fearless, funny and wacky – see it all at Toronto’s wildly successful street performer festival!

Comedy, spontaneity and a dash of the unbelievable: 4 days and 4 nights of non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment. Comedians, contortionists, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and daredevils all come together for North America’s largest street performer festival.

Now located in Woodbine Park from Aug 30th to Sept 2nd!
Friday, August 30, Noon – 11pm
Saturday, August 31, 11am – 11pm
Sunday, September 1, 11am – 10pm
Monday, September 2, 11am – 8pm

Don Valley Parkway Partial Weekend Closure  

The Don Valley Parkway (DVP) will be partially closed this weekend for critical maintenance work to prevent future flooding and keep the expressway in a state of good repair.

From 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 24 until 5 a.m. on Monday, August 26, check the website to see exact locations of closures!

The City is asking residents and visitors who drive to take an alternate route or use public transit. Please advise any suppliers, delivery companies, or staff to plan their schedules accordingly during this upcoming weekend closure.
Additional information is available at toronto.ca/expressways or by contacting 311 Toronto. You can check the map of the planned closure here.



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