Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!
Featured: Riverside Culinary Walk is June 16th; Riverside Blog Series-Eat Around the World In Riverside; Will You Take Part in the ‘Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Block Party’?
BIA Notices/Reminders: Major TTC Streetcar Track Work Coming to Broadview & Dundas;Enterprise Toronto FREE Seminars for Small Businesses;Construction Notice for Sidewalk, Curb and Road Repairs on Queen E; Spaces for Lease in Riverside
Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
Neighbourhood News: Public Meeting For New Facade & Property Improvement Program; Toronto Parkland Strategy Survey
Riverside Culinary Walk is June 16th
As part of the Riverside Walks 2018 series, the Riverside BIA is partnering with Toronto Food Tours & local eateries to host a complimentary Riverside Culinary Walk on June 16th! This walk is a rare chance to sample some of the best of Riverside’s culinary delights and meet some of the best chefs and bakers in the city. Needless to say this is one of the most popular Riverside Walks and is fully booked up!
BIG THANKS to participating Riverside locations that are making this 2018 Culinary Walk possible, shout outs to: The Peasant Table, Eastbound Brewing, St. John’s Bakery, Wine Rack, Sweet Jesus, and Pulp Kitchen.‘Riverside Walks’ is our series of complimentary local guided walking tours throughout the spring, summer, and fall (May-Oct). Free to the public, thanks to support from the Riverside BIA and our 2018 Walks Sponsor Team Sheppard RE/MAX Hallmark. Check out upcoming 2018 Riverside Walks here
Riverside Blog Series – Eat Around the World in Riverside
We’re continuing to put a focus on the great food options in Riverside – our stretch of Queen St East really does provide an opportunity to eat around the world in just a few short blocks! Check out the Eat Around the World in Riverside blog from local resident, writer, blogger and phtoographer Karen Llyod of k-media:“Short of pemmican stew and vegemite sandwiches, pretty much all of the flavours of the world can be sampled at eateries right here in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood.Whisk yourself away for a couple of hours to Hanoi, Florence, or Mumbai. Whether you’re in the mood for tacos or truffle mac and cheese, Riverside’s restaurants have a world of international dishes to sample! Here are a few faves to check out….”
Read the full article on the Riverside Blog f/t just a selection of the amazing range of options right here: White Lily Diner, Prohibition, Caribbean Sunset, La Carnita, Lucky Star, Siddartha, Sushi Bar, Kaboom Chicken, Lan Restaurant, Bonjour Brioche, Il Ponte & Tabule!
Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Block Party: Will You Take Part?
In addition to the great festivities for Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside in Jimmie Simpson Park, there’ll be an amazing line up of FREE live music in street closures on De Grassi, Saulter and Boulton.
On Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th, 2018, the Riverside BIA will have a permit to hold a Sidewalk Sale in conjunction with the ‘Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside’ event.
Sidewalk Sales: The Riverside BIA’s permit will enable local businesses and approved vendors to animate the sidewalk space along Queen Street East from Davies to Empire Avenue, while maintaining a minimum clearance of 2.13 m from the face of the curb for unimpeded passage of pedestrians.
At no time will Queen Street East be closed to traffic, however, there will be partial street closures of Boulton, Saulter and De Grassi streets within the Riverside BIA for the purposes of live music as part of the ‘Sounds of Riverside & Leslieville’.
If you would like to take part in the Sidewalk Sale with either product or food specials in your sidewalk space or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jennifer at email@example.com or 416-466-8167.
Major TTC Streetcar Track Work Coming to Broadview at Dundas & Gerrard
Note from City of Toronto:
The City and TTC will re renewing aging TTC streetcar track infrastructure on Broadview at the intersections of Dundas and Gerrard, and tracks on Broadview between Dundas and Gerrard. Intersection closures are planned as follows:
1) TTC Streetcar Track Replacement & Localized TTC track and concrete repair: June 25-July 23, Broadview @ Dundas St E intersection and on Broadview Ave to south of Gerrard AND Broadview Ave between Gerrard St E & Hogarth Ave
Traffic Restrictions: Road closed around intersection; local access to Hamilton, Boulton, First and north of Queen; one lane of northbound traffic on Broadview for local drivers only between Dundas & Gerrard; between Gerrard & Hogarth, only the centre track lane will be affected by small sections of track and concrete work
2) TTC Streetcar Track Replacement: Julu 24 to September 8: Broadview Ave @ Gerrard St E intersection
Traffic Restrictions: Road closed around intersection; local access to Hamilton, Boulton, First and Simpson.
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.
Public Meeting for New Facade & Property Improvement Program
The City proposes to adopt a city-wide improvement plan (CIP) for the Commercial/Industrial Facade and Property Improvement Program that enhances the current program making grants available to commercial and industrial property owners, and business tenants of such properties, to improve and enhance building facades and properties within Business Improvement Areas. The proposed changes would provide base grants of up to $12,500 and additional $2,500 grant funding for exterior accessibility devices.
A public meeting will be held July 5, 2018 at 11:15am at City Hall, Committee Rm 1, 2nd Fl (100 Queen St W)
For detailed info about the proposed changes: contact David Fitzpatrick 416-392-9419, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto Parkland Strategy Survey
The Parkland Strategy is a 20-year plan that will guide long-term planning for new parks and expansion and improved access to existing parks. It will aid in the decision-making and prioritization of investment in parkland across the city.
Take the Parkland Strategy survey to help guide the City’s long term plan for parks.