Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!
Featured: Riverside Wild Plant Walk is May 5th; Riverside Eats & Beats 2018 is Live; Thanks to Riverside from Shakespeare in the Ruff
BIA Notices/Reminders: CONTACT Photography Exhibits In/Around Riverside; Spaces for Lease in Riverside; Free Tickets to Buy Good Feel Good Expo.
Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
Neighbourhood News: Ward 30 – Councillor Fletcher’s Spring 2018 Newsletter for Riverside; You’re Invited: East End ‘Bridges to Art’ Workshops
Riverside Wild Plant Walk is this Saturday, May 5th
Riverside Walks kicks off this Saturday, May 5th!
Join in the ‘Wild Plant Walk in Riverside’ led by Clinical Herbalist Danette Steele – Click for Details – learn to identify local plants that are good for food, medicine and pollinators – come out and enjoy this Riverside Walk, on Jane’s Walk weekend. It’s also the first walk of the 2018 Riverside BIA’s monthly walking series (May-October).
The festivities that you know and love will be happening on the first Saturday of June within the Riverside BIA along Queen E from the DVP to Empire Avenue, alongside the Riverdale ArtWalk. This year’s festival has an amazing roster of activities and events:
Thank you to Riverside BIA, Brickworks Ciderhouse, Prohibition Gastrohouse and Tabule for their generous donations to Shakespeare in the Ruff’s annual spring fundraising event and silent auction. The event raised over $5000 to go toward our summer production in Withrow Park of Portia’s Julius Caesar, a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic from the perspective of the women of Caesar’s Rome.
This year, the annual CONTACT Photography Festival is Getting Bigger in Toronto’s East End, with exhibits in and around Riverside – highlighted exhibits include:
Isolation @ Artists’ Network Gallery
630 Queen St East (Gallery inside Dark Horse), May 1-27 (Reception May 4, 6pm-9pm), Isolation Talks: May 10, 7pm & May 19, 1pm, Details
Jack Gilbert Exhibition @ IX Gallery
11 Davies Ave, Unit 101, A Sick Kids Hospital Foundation Fundraiser, May 1–31 (Reception May 17, 6:30pm–9:30pm), Details
Wonder by Laird Kay @ Former Weston Bread Factory
462 Eastern Ave, Open Saturday & Sunday May 12 & 13 and May 19 & 20, 10am-4pm each day, Details
Commercial Spaces for Lease in Riverside
Prime Spaces for Lease along Riverside’s Queen St East:
Available Aug 1, 2018:
733 Queen Street East, 550 sq feet with Basement and Loft
Contact 416-466-0313 x 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Available Fall 2018:
777 Queen St East, front section of Elbers Antique store (1,100 sq ft)
Ideal tenant in clothing, retail, office business (no food/hospitality)
Inquiries: Ron at 416-466-3938 or email@example.com
Free Tickets to Buy Good, Feel Good Expo For Riverside BIA Members
Again this year, the Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo will be coming to Toronto May 11th-13th, connecting you to brands that change the world through sustainable and fair trade practices.
The show is inviting Riverside BIA members to take part with its FREE ticket offer!
You’re Invited: East End ‘Bridges to Art’ Workshops
A lot more public art will be coming to ‘hoods in Ward 30 with the East End Bridges to Art Project: 9 underpass projects including a new mural in the underpass bridge at De Grassi St in Riverside. Thanks to Councillor Paula Fletcher for championing this amazing project.