In this email you will find:

1) Please provide input for a Riverside Valentine’s Blog – Dinner/Drink promotions – gifts, etc- and thanks to those who provided info for the New Year New You Blog
2) Accessibility Workshop  Jan 27th
3) Ward Boundary Review Meeting
4) Neighbourhood News

Calling all BIA Members – Please provide input for  a  14 Days of Valentines Blog (see above image for an example) – We would like to customize it for our BIA members –

Do you have any valentines themed drinks, meals, merchandise that we can help promote.  The BIA would like to do a 14 days of valentine’s day blog, and daily post on facebook/twitter.  .

Please contact the BIA at with

  • Business name
  • Contact info
  • Brief description of the program or whatever
  • images (in a jpeg format)

Please provide this info by Jan 26, 2015.

Thanks All

Thanks to the BIA businesses who submitted something for the Riverside New Year New Year Blog.  We also added a few extra goodies.  In case you missed it, check it out here

Is your business in compliance with AODA?

Register NOW for the Free Accessibility Workshop Jan 27 ; 6 – 8pm Visit HERE

AODA stands for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – Here is your opportunity to find what your requirements are- by law; if you are accessibble, and what you can do to be accessible

Plan to attend – Jan 27th – 6-8pm for an Accessibility Workshop .

The workshop will cover:

  • The business case for accessibility
  • Practical tips and best practices for BIAs and their communities
  • Tools and resources for you to take away
  • Opportunity to ask an accessibility expert questions and personalized support
  • Network and coordinate with BIA and community members
  • A clear understanding of what you need to do to comply with the AODA.

Register NOW for the Free Accessibility Workshop Jan 27 ; 6 – 8pm Visit HERE

WARD BOUNDARY REVIEW Meeting Jan 10th 9am

The City of Toronto is currently in the process of reviewing ward boundaries. The first step? A series of consultations across the city. If you want to have your say on this important issue, there’s a meeting set for Saturday, January 10 between 9 a.m. and noon at Trinity St. Paul’s Church. (427 Bloor Street West.) Check out the Draw The Line website for info.


This coming Saturday is Elliott BROOD‘s FREE in-store show at Tiny Record Shop! Join us on January 10th at 3PM!

Elliott BROOD return to Studio Q and they’ve brought a pedal steel with them! They’re back to perform “Jigsaw Heart” from their latest record “Work and Love”…
Welcome Il Ponti Cucina Italia to Riverside!! – Just East of the DVP – Riverside’s Newest Restaurant will be ready to serve you soon!!
Please drop us a line at if you have any comments or questions.

Perry Lupyrypa
Executive Director, Riverside BIA


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