Leslieville/Riverside News: #Riverside TO BIA Weekly Update

  • Featured: Book Your Time With Digital Main Street; New Bylaw for Sidewalk Cafe and Marketing Displays; CNE – Local Supporting Local
  • BIA Notices/Reminders:  Free Webinar for Small Businesses; Job Opportunities in Riverside!; Maison&Objet
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
  • Neighbourhood News: Leslieville Beerfest is Back!, Petition to Name New Park “Riverside Common”

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

Book Your Time With Digital Main Street
Have you booked your time with Lorenzo yet?

If you haven’t already, make sure you plan ahead and book your time with Lorenzo for next week, Aug 12th. Lorenzo will also be with us in Riverside and available for appointments during the weeks of August 25th and September 3rd.

Lorenzo is able to help you with ANY digital marketing help that you need FREE OF CHARGE to BIA Business Members.

The Digital Transformation Grant has been a great help to many businesses. Click here to read a great success story, and learn a bit more about how the grant and DMS can benefit your business! 

To book your time with Lorenzo, click here, or email him at Lorenzo@digitalmainstreet.ca.

New Bylaw for Sidewalk Cafe and Marketing Displays 
Do you have a sidewalk café or marketing display outside your business in Riverside?

A new and harmonized bylaw for sidewalk cafes and marketing displays comes into effect on September 1, 2019. The new bylaw will modernize regulations, create consistent guidelines and standardize the application process. Existing conditions attached to permits issued before September 1 will continue to apply, but there will be updated fees and regulations that current permit holders need to comply with.

More information on changes to the permit application process and updated regulations for existing permit holders is available on the City of Toronto website.

CNE – Local Supporting Local
Exclusive and time sensitive opportunity for your business at the CNE.

This year, the CNE has created a new program called the Local Supporting Local Program! This is an opportunity for small and medium-size community businesses to promote their products and services at the fair; taking advantage of the huge traffic that the fair draws.
This will be a branded program with up to 3 businesses sharing space within a 10’x10’ tent. The CNE has allocated space within some of its highest traffic areas. There is limited space available on a first-come first-reserved basis, so make sure you contact Daniel Litwick at dlitwick@theex.com to book your spot.
Click here for an overview of the program and how to get your business involved.
Free Webinar for Small Businesses
Looking to gain digital skills to help grow your local businesses? This webinar would be great for you!

This free webinar will introduce how you can access free resources to help your community through the ‘Grow with Google Partner Program’. Additionally, it will share more about teaching businesses in your community how to use Google My Business to establish a local presence online. It will share best practices for connecting with local customers directly on Google Search, using reviews, posts and more.
This free webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 3 pm ET
Click here to register!
Job Opportunities in Riverside! 
Looking to join a new team? Businesses in Riverside are hiring! 

Sash & Bustle is looking for a results-oriented person to join their leadership team. They’re looking for someone to fill a manager position. This person will drive a profitable, supportive, and encouraging team culture. Make sure you check out the full job posting here for more details!

Eastbound Brewery is also hiring! They’re looking for a full-time FOH supervisor. Their team is passionate about food, beer, hospitality, and keeping up the great vibes for both guests and staff. If you’re service-oriented, hands-on, and have serving expertise in a people-management position, Eastbound want to hear from you! Send your resume and cover letter to brewpub@eastboundbeer.com.


MAISON&OBJET is the international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture and trends through its shows, events and its digital platform.

From September 6th to 10th they will be having an event in Paris, France. As a member of Riverside BIA, get a free badge with the exclusive code: BIARIMOS19 when you register. 

For more information about the show and this offer, contact MAISON&OBJET Canadian office at +1 800 387 2566 | +1 514 861 5668 or canada@promosalons.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


Leslieville Beerfest is Back! 

The Leslieville Beerfest returns to Dundas St E on August 24, 2019, sponsored by TheSpringTeam.ca. This neighbourhood block party has hosts 20+ brewers and 30+ Food and Artisans. Look out for brewers releases very soon!

To learn more about the Leslieville Beerfest and grab your tickets, visit here. This event will sell out so make sure to grab your tickets ASAP.

Use the promo code DUNDASANDCARLAW for $5 off your ticket!

Petition to Name New Park “Riverside Common”

There is a future parkette to be built at Riverside Square (667 Queen Street East.) and we need your help naming it! ‘Riverside Common’ is the proposed name.

Show your love for Riverside helping to put a name on the parkette, stop by to sign the petition at: Dark Horse Cafe, Korman & Co., Dimensions Custom Framing, OMA Chiropractic, Switchback Cyclery and The Opera House.


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