Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Sidewalk Sale for Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside; Riverside Culinary Walk is Tomorrow!
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: Resource Directory for the East End; Garage Sale 
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
  • Neighbourhood News: ArtMEETS Registration Now Open; City of Toronto Consultations on Bill 107

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

Sidewalk Sale for Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside 
The Beaches International Jazz Festival is bringing ‘The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside’ back to Jimmie Simpson Park and Queen Street East again in 2019.In addition to the great festivities in Jimmie Simpson Park, there’ll be an amazing line up of FREE live music at Riverside street closures on Lewis, Saulter, Boulton, De Grassi, and McGee, paired with sidewalk specials and food tasters from Riverside’s local restos and shops along Queen St. East!

On Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th, the Riverside BIA will have a permit from 9am to 8pm to hold a Sidewalk Sale in conjunction with the ‘Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside’ event.  

Are you in need of any ideas? Here are some to get inspired!
Restaurants: Cook outside your restaurant with samples, have take-away street food or a BBQ. 
Retailers: Consider having a sale, BOGO or raffle to drive up interest! 
Services: Host activities, give a tour of your location or have a pre-sale of your service.

If you are serving food/drinks outside, you must complete the Toronto Public Health Form (please email completed form to marketing@riverside-to.com by June 21st)


  • Permits are valid until 8pm, enjoy the longer days outside!
  • Contact suppliers, so they can participate with you and/or maybe create a specific brand sale.
  • Why not create a customer appreciation event? Share with them about it in your newsletter!
If you would like to take part in the Sidewalk Sale or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lais at marketing@riverside-to.com or 416-303-4484.
Riverside Culinary Walk is Tomorrow!
As per the Riverside Walks 2019, we are partnering with Toronto Food Tours and local restaurants to host a complimentary Culinary Walk on June 15th.

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 2019 Culinary Walk possible.

‘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. Check out upcoming 2019 Riverside Walks!

Resource Directory for the East End
The BIA has made a booklet that provides information about community services and programs in the East end of Toronto that is accessible to residents. You can always refer people to those locations, if you know of more please let us know!
Garage Sale 
The Friends of Degrassi Park are having the Neighbourhood Yard Sale tomorrow!
There will be great things to buy anywhere from antiques, stuff for kids, furniture, tools and more!To learn more visit our website. Planning to participate? Let them know friendsofdegrassipark@gmail.com

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


ArtMEETS Registration Now Open!

Now entering its third year this summer, East End Arts is thrilled to announce that ArtMEETS is back and open for registration!

ArtMEETS is a series of art workshops during July & August, which invite community members to make, explore, experience, transform, and share.

Visit our website to check out the ArtMEETS lineup and register for our July workshops. P.S. August workshop registration will open on Tuesday, July 9, 2019!

Cost: $10/workshop (free spots available via Energy Exchange)
Dates: Every Saturday, from July 6 – August 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave.


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