Have a look at the following update from our local BIA!

FREE Admission to Restaurants Canada Show
GREAT NEWS!  Through our TABIA membership BIA member businesses who are restaurant or foodservice operators are able to access complimentary (FREE) admissions to the Restaurants Canada Show taking place February 28, 29 and March 1st, 2016: The Hospitality Event of the Year!

To register for the show for FREE visit restaurantshow.ca/visit and use promo code AFCFB16 (Note: choose Non-Member under membershp type)

Please note, this is an industry show not open to the general public.  Registrants may be required to show proof of their business operation prior to entry, and must be 19 years of age or older.

 BMO Hosting Promotions all MonthBMO Queen/Saulter branch is holding a draw for a $500 Gift Certificate to Great Wolf Lodge!!! Yup, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!

…and this is on top of their Kids Account promotion where they will match a $25 deposit towards your child’s future and a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant of your choice for a Personal Financial Review.

Canada Summer Jobs – Deadline Extended toMarch 11

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesseswith 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.   Small businesses can apply to have up to 50% of the minimum wage funded

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2016 has been extended untilMarch 11, 2016.

The Prime Minister announced on February 12 that the Government of Canada will support the hiring of nearly 70,000 students across the country this summer through the Canada Summer Jobs program, doubling the over 34,000 positions funded in 2015.

Click here to submit your online application

Click here to access a pre-recorded presentation on the Web – accessible 24/7 – that guides employers through the application process.

Looking to Set Up Shop in Riverside? Check out the latest

Whether you are new to the neighbourhood, are looking for a second space, or have already been here awhile and would like to brush up on the BIA members services available to you – check out our online resource page for BIA members!

Neighbourly Love from WAXON Waxbar for BIA Members

You’re Invited: Oma Chiropractic & Wellness Workshop

18blocks.com Riverside Community Notice Board is here for you!

Join the New Riverdale, Leslieville, Riverside Community Board!

Social media platforms connect us with people around the world.  But how do we start a conversation with our neighbours?

Enter 18Blocks – a free, hyper-local, online network designed to help neighbours connect around common interests.  By posting notes with photos, neighbourhood residents, community organizations, and local businesses can reach out to discover one another, or be easily found.  In turn, neighbours can comment publicly or respond privately to notes. Riverside neighbourhood has joined the 18blocks.com community Board!

The platform is good news for Riverside businesses. The company is offering local retailers the ability to create and post notes on the site for free.  In addition, Riverside businesses receive a free listing on the company’s neighbourhood directory.

It takes just seconds and you can use it to post a note about anything – from an in-store event/special to a note just saying ‘thanks’ for a helping hand.

18 Blocks is active in 16 neighbourhoods across Toronto.  Over the last year, they have partnered with BIAs and other local organizations on community initiatives including, Spring into Parkdale, the Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival, YIMBY, The Junction Summer Solstice Festival, and the Bloordale Laneway Crawl….and now they are partnering withRiverside BIA!

Visit the Riverdale, Leslieville, Riverside noticeboard today and get started!!

 A Taste for Life 2016 – April 20th

Lynne Patterson and Megan Sheppard are Co-hosting , the annual fundraiser for Fife House at Tabule, Queen East inRiverside.
On Wednesday April 20th , restaurants across the city will donate a percentage of their receipts to Toronto’s Fife House.

In 2015, approximately 3,500 diners participated at 60 restaurants across the city to raise in excess of $105,000 in support of people and families living with HIV/AIDS.



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