Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Announcing Results of 6th Annual Riverside Antler Breakfast
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: Riverside BIA Member Survey; Litter Clean-Up Reminder; Canada Summer Jobs
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings 
  • Neighbourhood News: Drop-in Bike Repair with Scarborough Cycles; Free Youth Workshops Available

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

Announcing the Results of 7th Annual
Riverside Antler Breakfast
In name of the Riverside Community, THANK YOU!
The 7th Annual Riverside Antler Breakfast was an amazing success!! Riverside’s annual fundraiser took place on Dec 14, 2018, at the Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen St E, 2nd Fl).We are proud to announce that the 2018 effort raised more than $6,000 to support the year-round operation of the local Rivertowne Breakfast Program. And that is net value!! This year we even had Apple Pies donated to the community! ​

BIG THANKS to the many generous 2018 sponsors and supporters:

  • Santa Level Sponsor: Jason Friesen from Outline Financial
  • Santa’s Helpers: Nell & Natasha’s Real Estate Homeward and BMO Queen/Saulter Branch & BMO Queen/Woodbine Branch.
  • Reindeer Sponsors:  Alexis Hur Consulting Ltd, Baird MacGregor Insurance, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Brokerage, Oma Chiropractic, Quince Flowers, York Search Group, Joel Loblaw and Brickworks Ciderhouse.
  • Elf Sponsors: Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery, The Broadview Hotel, Irish Design House, Dresden Vision, Caribbean Sunset and Hi-Lo.
  • Supporters: Saulter St Brewery, Eastbound, Ed’s Scoop and Tim Hortons (King and River).

Riverside BIA Member Survey Take the Member Survey here! – It takes only 5 min, we swear! 

The Riverside BIA is looking for all members’ input to determine what is important to you. Your feedback is essential to the BIA, so it can achieve its mandate “to promote and improve the Riverside area as a business and shopping district”.Please tell us how we can best accomplish this goal and service your needs, attract customers and enhance the viability of your business. It will only take 5 minutes!

Go to the Survey!

Litter Clean-up Reminder
It’s important to take the time to clean up litter associated with your business!

Cigarette butts are the number one litter on City sidewalks and they are toxic. With freezes and thaws in winter this litter is exposed. Please take a few minutes to clean up your business frontage and remind patrons to use the dedicated outdoor cigarette receptacles available in Riverside as well as in all City of Toronto garbage bins. Thank you!
More information on cigarette litter from City of Toronto
Canada Summer Jobs 2019
You can get 50% of the employment cost back by hiring youth from 15 to 30 years old this summer!

This year the program expanded! It is now available to all youth and there’s no longer the need to be a student! By applying to the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, small businesses can get a 50% wage subsidy when hiring someone for the summer. A few details:

  • The program runs from 6 to 16 weeks.
  • It can start as early as April 23rd.
  • It must end by Sept 1st, 2019.

Apply for the Canada Summer Jobs Grant by January 25th, 2019!


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


ReelYouth Film & Video FREE Workshop

You can create great films on your smartphone. In this workshop you will learn to ACT, WRITE, and DIRECT with award-winning filmmakers and cinematographers.

You’ll be working in groups of two so feel free to bring a friend! If you don’t have a partner, we’ll match you with one at the workshop.

Cell phone required. Only 14 spaces available. Contact: industry@reelworld.ca for registration.

DIY Drop-in Repair with Scarborough Cycles

Every Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the AccessPoint on Danforth.
Join this group to learn to fix and maintain your bike with the help of our friendly staff and volunteers.

AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave
Community Rooms 4 and 5.

Every Thursday 4pm – 7pm


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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

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