Riverside BIA’s Halloween Fest is coming up on October 27th, 09:30am-12:30pm.
We all love dressing up! Whether as our alter-ego, superhero or just as a mere form of expression. Kids of all ages are invited to get into costume and join in for some fun and spooky happenings in Riverside this Halloween. It’s Riverside’s FREE Halloween Fest on Saturday, October 27th, presented by Nell & Natasha’s Real Estate Homeward, the Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre, the Riverside BIA:
JOIN THE FUN outdoors starting at 9:30am at Nell & Natasha’s (807A Queen E) for face painting, a bouncy castle, pumpkin decorations and more!
Haunted House and Pumpkin Carving from 10am to 12pm at Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre (870 Queen E)!
TAKE PART in the Riverside BIA’s Kiddie Costume Parade, leaving from 807A Queen Street East (11:30am-12:30pm): guided by the Riverside BIA, kids and parents will meet & greet and get fun treats from around 20 local Riverside businesses!
Thanks to all the fabulous Riverside businesses and organizations taking part to make this a fun time!!
Please help spread the word! Folks can let us know they’re coming via: https://riversidehalloween.eventbrite.ca
Welcome to Riverside Neighbourhood: Dresden Vision!
After a couple of months of renovations, and some touch ups still to be finished, Dresden Vision opened on Saturday, October 13th @733 Queen St E! Dresden Vision is an Australian founded, German-inspired optical store and the Riverside location is their second shop in Toronto.
Specializing in interchangeable, durable, lightweight, and recyclable material, Dresden Vision can make your vision come to life in their on-site lab with frames starting at only $49. They have frames made of trash, made of money, and of course, plastic ocean waste!
Learn more about all the environmentally friendly and affordable glasses Dresden makes on the Riverside blog!
Check out their Facebook page and stop in and help give them a warm welcome!
Digital Main Street Launches $2,500 Grant Program
Businesses located at the Riverside BIA are eligible for $2,500 grant to improve their Digital Presence.
Applicants will access the grant process through the Grant Program Portal, which will be available on October 15 on the Digital Main Street website.
There are two types of grants that will be available:
1) Digital Transformation Grant: 2,000 grants of $2,500 each available to qualifying small businesses to help them adopt new digital technologies.
2) Digital Service Squad Grant: 300 grants of $10,000 each available to qualifying business groups to develop and implement local squads of digital vendors and experts to directly help small businesses.
ATTENTION: There are only 2,000 grants available, so we recommend applying for this program NOW!
Click here to sign up!
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) Oct 21st
On Sunday, October 21, more than 25,000 elite and recreational runners will hit the streets for the 29th edition of the STWM.
The STWM, through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, raises money for nearly 200 local charities focused on helping young people reach their infinite potential and building vibrant communities.
Also, this year, the 2018 Finishers’ medals feature the Riverside bridge with a TTC streetcar, something which has become a symbol of our neighbourhood. Ever since the bridge’s iconic art was commissioned by the BIA and City in the 1990s, this image has been an important daily fixture and inspiration, along with the streetcars that pass through every few minutes.
ATTENTION: the marathon route goes by the south side of Riverside and there will be road closures around the area. Check all the information about road closures here. Learn more about the marathon here.
Hiring? St. Stephen’s Community House Will Pay You!
Employing Young Talent Incentive is a new provincial program through Employment Ontario that gives you up to $2,000!
For every youth hired, we give you $2,000. We give you $1,000 when the youth starts and $1,000 in six months. You hire the youth, we provide the money. The process is simple.
There are a few things to abide in order to qualify for the grant, for example (list not extensive):
– Be licensed to operate in Ontario
– Hire a youth between the ages of 15 and 29
– Not use the money for someone already working for you
– Employ the youth for a minimum of 20 hours per week
Click here for more information or contact Beth Kesselman at St. Stephen’s Employment & Training Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-925-2103 ext. 4334.
Filming Notification for Jimmie Simpson Park
A Notice from MVM4 Productions Inc.:
We will be filming EXTERIOR scenes at Jimmie Simpson Park
October 30, 2018 between the hours of 12PM – 4PM
The production vehicles and various pieces of film equipment will not be obstructing parking or sidewalks in any way, will be not be reserving parking or coning the area.
If you have any questions, please approach any crew member and ask to speak to Brendan Cox or Ali Goldthorpe from the Production Department.
Calling all youth 16-25! East End Arts is currently accepting applications for our Youth Arts Council! East End Arts’ Youth Arts Council will offer youth in the East Toronto community and beyond the opportunity to receive a deeper level of engagement in arts & culture.
Youth Arts Council members will have the opportunity to help shape East End Arts’ programs and events, create fun and engaging content across our platforms (including our Youth Arts-E-News!), and gain access to exclusive arts & cultural workshops and activities.
Learn more about it here. CLICK HERE to fill out the application!
Parent-Friendly Co-Working Space
The Workaround’s purpose is to provide everything you need to do your best work. Managing parenthood and a career is next-level challenging. Whether you’re returning to work after leave, stranded during a snow day or starting up your seven-figure empire, a spot is ready for you.
Located in Toronto’s vibrant east-end, we strive to remove some of the barriers that come with working at home or from your local cafe. Besides, who is more productive than parents?