Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!
Featured: See you TOMORROW at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest!; Re-cap Riverside Walks for Doors Open Toronto; Riverside’s 2018 Magazine is on the Streets
BIA Notices/Reminders: Special Riverside BIA Discount for Crow’s Theatre Upcoming Show;Crime Prevention – Beware of Fake Bills;Construction Notice for Sidewalk; Curb and Road Repairs on Queen E; Spaces for Lease in Riverside
Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
Neighbourhood News: East Toronto Breweries Form A Collective; Notice of Public Meeting June 7th-Unilever Precinct
See your TOMORROW at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest!
Tomorrow, the Riverside BIA team and our many volunteers – from local employees and residents to the fabulous students of George Brown School of ESL – will be starting festival set up bright and early at 6am! We’ll be setting up barricades and signs for festival street closures first, then tents, tables and festival decor.
Riverside businesses and organizations have been asked to set up by 12pm, ready to serve 1000s of residents and visitors for the core festival hours of 1pm-6pm! The weather looks to be good (fingers and toes crossed!)
Plus, help spread the word by sharing your memories of Riverside Eats & Beats with #RiversideTO #EatsNBeats
Recap of Riverside Walks For Doors Open Toronto
As part of the Riverside Walks 2018 series and the official Doors Open Toronto Walking Tours programme, the Riverside BIA debuted a new Riverside Walk with four walks on May 26th and 27th: in the theme of Film & TV!
Over 200 visitors and residents attended the four walks hosted by Riverside BIA as part of Doors Open Toronto, with a focus on Film & TV. Walk-goers enjoyed exploring the neighbourhood and all the local stories, photos and tidbits that has made this a film & TV hotspot for decades. Stories shared included: the famous De Grassi Street which inspired the Degrassi TV series, Riverside’s transformation for “Cinderella Man” (2005), filming at iconic Toronto’s landmarks including The Opera House and The Broadview Hotel, and so much more. After the walks, participants went on to enjoy food, drink and shopping in Riverside – all supporting local businesses!
The 2018 Riverside Magazine is now out in local businesses and community centres, and is being distributed door-to-door to residents – and folks are loving this fresh issue! Your can also find it ONLINE!
The Riverside Magazine is an exciting annual publication that highlights life in this happening Toronto ‘hood. this year’s edition puts a focus on food (‘Beer + Food…the Perfect Marriage), entertainment (‘Put on Your Dancing Shoes’), history (‘Then and Now’, and local products and services (‘Switchback Cyclery, Not Your Aveerage Cycle Shop’) that make up the bustling 10 blocks of the Riverside BIA. With eye-catching photo spreads, in-depth local business stories, and a handy directory, the Riverside Magazine is a must-read for those who live, work and/or visit in and around this ever-changing Toronto neighbourhood.
The Riverside Magazine will be replenished weekly in local businesses, or BIA members can contact us to get more copies! You can also always find the magazine online here.
Special Riverside BIA Discount from Crow’s Theatre for Upcoming Show
Check it out! Soundstreams presents The Little Match Girl Passion and is offering a 20% discount for Riverside’ers!
David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning fairy tale for voices, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fable. The program also includes, the world premiere of James Rolfe’s I Think We Are Angels for voices and accordion.
The Little Match Girl Passion, June 6 – 7, 2018 8:00 PM
Crow’s Theatre, 647-341-7390, Tickets start @ $22.00
Use Promo code ‘Riverside20’ – for a 20% discount – Pls share this opportunity with colleagues, family and friends!
Crime Prevention – Beware of Fake Bills
Fake bills continue to be an issue in Riverside with ‘customers’ attempting to provide fake $50s and $100s.
The photo shows a real versus a fake $50 where you can see clear differences, once you know, with the fake bill: colours are more vibrant than usual, and the holograms are opaque or incorrect. The fake bills are paper and easily able to be ripped whereas the real bills are plastic.
People provide fake bills as part of a scam where the ‘customer’ waits for staff to be busy and distracted, and then ‘customer’ may be pushy and impatient – putting the pressure on staff even more – or otherwise they want to buy a low-priced item and get change for the large bill.
Training all staff to spot fake bills (usually $50s or $100s) and ‘customer scam’ techniques like this, and saying NO to accepting the bill or making change for the bill, are good ways to help prevent this crime.
Construction Notice for Sidewalk, Curb and Road Repairs on Queen E
Note from City of Toronto:
Contract: 17TEY- 102TU, Start Date: June 4, 2018, End Date: June 22, 2018.
The City will be repairing cuts made to the sidewalk, curb and/or road by utility companies, private contractors and the City when installing / repairing underground infrastructure (water, sewer, natural gas, cable, etc.). The repairs will take place on Queen St E from Davies Ave to Greenwood Ave. Work may include the closure of individual lanes or the entire road. Repair work will be coordinated with any maintenance work required with the City’s right-of-way.
Property owners in the construction area are advised to remove any items installed or planted beyond the private property line and in the City-owned right-of-way that may impact construction.
Work Hours: Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.
Toronto, ON: The ten brick and mortar breweries in Toronto’s east end have formed a collective. The Toronto East Brewery Collective will operate as an organizing body for events and initiatives benefiting the collective’s members as well as the community at large. “There are so many great breweries in the east end,” says Eastbound Brewing’s Dave Watson, “and while we are competitors individually, we are all friendly with each other and share similar goals and values. The idea of banding together to accomplish things we couldn’t otherwise do on our own seemed like a good idea.”
Notice Public Meeting June 7th – Unilever Precinct
A Public Meeting is being held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee to consider the request to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Application No. 16 270071 STE 30 OZ. This is the Unilever Precinct Planning Study Area and the applicant is First Gulf. The proposed Official Plan Amendment would bring forward a Secondary Plan to implement the vision for the Unilever Precinct area that was identified through the comprehensive study, and would also permit the proposed development.