Have you checked out the Eastbound Run Crew? Every Monday at 6:15pm a crew gets together at Eastbound Brewing Co (700 Queen E) to run! It started in late-2017, and they have a solid group of people every week out for the run and to socialize at Eastbound afterwards.
Go at your own pace! There are two distances for runners: the 5km route and the 8km route.
Get fit and social with the Eastbound run Crew – it’s easy to join, just show up! Learn more about it here.
Pizza Nova Grand Opening on August 20th!
Marketing Manager Lori from Pizza Nova with Riverside BIA Chair Mitch Korman
Pizza Nova’s Riverside location Grand Opening at 741 Queen E (Queen/Broadview) was a huge success!
From 11AM to 8PM, Pizza Nova welcomed the neighbourhood and gave back with a special $2 small pizza deal and all proceeds going to St. John the Compassionate Mission! There was a half-block line most of the time and lots of buzz on social media!
Riverside BIA Chair Mitch Korman (pictured) was there to check it out and welcome them to ‘hood!
Vote for Riverside Business in NOW Readers Choice Nominations!
This week category for NOW Readers’ Choice Award is Film & Stage! And we have The Underground Cafe and Social Club running for the Best Comedy Club in Toronto! We’re voting until August 30th! #NOWReadersChoice
Take a moment to show #RiversideTO some love by voting now:
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 – here is a handy video) and ‘customer scam’ techniques like this, and saying NO to accepting large bills or making change for these bills, are good ways to help prevent this crime.
Creative Office Space Available
Lab Creative are opening up their office to entrepreneurs looking for a creative co-working space. Contact them about this opportunity!
3 Munro Street, unit 103 | 647-361-4293 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared with creative businesses.
Located in the vibrant Riverside Community.
Easy ground level access for clients and visitors.
On the 501, 502 and 504 streetcar line.
The meeting area has a high table with a stone top and four Vitra swivel chairs.
You are invited to a FREE Accessibility Workshop offered by OBIAA – Sept 20th!
Message from OBIAA:
Our main streets have a variety of accessibility barriers that prevent customers and community members with disabilities from accessing all the spaces they need and want. Common main street and public space barriers will be identified and practical and applied solutions offered.
Who should attend this session?
Local and neighbouring BIA board members and staff
Business and Property owners
Community members with various accessibility needs
Digital Marketing Survival Guide For Slow Summer Months
It’s the perfect time to focus on your digital marketing strategy and spruce it up without being in a rush. Not only will that help you maintain consistency in your business and capture your audience’s attention when their focus is shifted elsewhere, but it’s also a great opportunity to ensure your strategy is maximized once things go back to their usual pace. In order to help you do that, we’ll go over the key digital marketing strategies your business needs to focus on this summer.
The City adopted by-law No. 1153-2018 on July 27th, 2018 with respect to the community-wide improvement plan (CIP) for the Commercial/Industrial Facade and Property Improvement Program. The bylaw enhanced the previous 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 changes provide base grants of up to $12,500 and additional $2,500 grant funding for exterior accessibility devices, among other improvements.