Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!


  • Featured: Heritage Toronto Plaques are Now Online and Live on Your Mobile!; RTCC Just Got a New Art Exhibition in its Stairwell.
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: Keep an Eye Out: Commercial Facade Improvement Program Will be Launched Soon!; Filming Notice at Little Peeps; Sidewalk Café & Marketing Display Bylaw Review
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings 
  • Neighbourhood News: Skating Rink Party @ Withrow Rink; Off-Street Parking Rate Adjustments to Ward 14

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

Heritage Toronto Plaques are Now Online and LIVE in Your Mobile!
Learning about Toronto’s history just got easier! Heritage Toronto has gone digital and we couldn’t be happier. Heritage Toronto has partnered up with Driftscape to create an easy way to access and discover nearby Heritage Toronto plaques from their fingertips. The Driftscape app allows users to discover and learn about Toronto’s Heritage Plaques remotely from their devices.

It’s easy! Download the app and turn your location on! The app will provide you with a notification when you approach something interesting, whether that be with arts, history or culture.

Learn more here on our blog post!
Download the app here

RTCC Just Got a New Art Exhibition in its Stairwell
The Transformation of Portraits, Landscapes & TechnologiesLooking for a free thing to do inside on a chilly winter day? Check out the Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery’s new exhibit, inside Ralph Thornton Community Centre, featuring artist Wendy Lu. 
The exhibition is on until February 24th from 9 am to 9 pm, Monday through Sunday and it’s free to enter.
The colourful exhibit includes a range of acrylic and coloured pencil artwork that is done on both canvas and paper. The artwork is a visual thought experiment that works to explore and creatively expand on a range of references and concepts. 
Check our blog to see more photos and stop by RTCC to see by yourself!

Keep an Eye Out: Commercial Facade Improvement Program Will be Launched Soon! Did you know the City of Toronto provides funding for the improvement and beautification of commercial and industrial buildings for BIA members?

The City of Toronto offers BIA members minimum funding of $2,500 and a maximum of $12,500 to put towards upgrades for their businesses. What’s better? 50% of the cost of renovation is covered, meaning upgrades which may have previously been unfeasible are now more attainable. To make it even easier on businesses, Riverside BIA maintains a list of contractors to help assist in your application – please contact office@riverside-to.com for more information.

Check here all the details for the prerequisites to apply!

Filming Notice at Little Peeps
Fertilifun2 Productions Inc informs that they will be filming INTERIOR scenes at Little Peeps, 742 Queen St E & EXTERIOR scenes on Grant St. between Queen St E. and Clark St. this Friday, January 25, 2019 between the hours of 7AM and 7PM.
Prep, Filming & Wrap between the hours of 7AM and 7PM.

Click here to see the full notice!

Sidewalk Café & Marketing Display Bylaw Review
As a neighbourhood with plenty of options for coffee and patios, we think Riverside would be interested in this…

The purpose of this review is to harmonize the bylaw so that consistent standards are applied across the City. As part of the review, the City is proposing updated fees, as well as new standards and options for marketing displays and sidewalk cafés (for example, curbside cafés and parklet cafés).
The general public is invited to attend the City’s public consultation on the Sidewalk Cafés & Marketing Displays Bylaw Review on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 4, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

More information on the Sidewalk Cafés & Marketing Displays Review is available on the City of Toronto website.

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

Skating Party to Celebrate New Withrow Rink

The City of Toronto and Councillor Paula Fletcher invite you to join us as we re-open Withrow Park Rink. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
Let’s lace up our skates, hit the fresh ice, and enjoy a free hot chocolate together.

Check the event on Facebook

Special thanks to the Taber Family Foundation for their generous contribution to this project: https://taberfamilyfoundation.ca/

Off-Street Parking Rate Adjustments to Ward 14

As its meeting on October 24, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) approved Item PA15.5 Rate Review 2018 – Off-Street Municipal Parking Facilities which included rate changes at certain TPA off-street facilities, to be implemented in early 2019. 

Check here the rate schedule changes at municipal carparks in your Ward


Comments. Tell us what you think...

Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

| Blog |
Ben Ferguson
About The Author