Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Wine & Craft Beer Fest is Coming – Get Involved!; How to Deal with People during Deep Freeze Temperatures
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: Get Ready for 2019 Facade Improvement Grant!;  Filming Notice.
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings 
  • Neighbourhood News: Mary’s Wedding Play at Streetcar Crowsnest; Changes to JHSC Certification Training!

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

Wine & Craft Beer Fest is coming – GET INVOLVED!
Join us in this 5-day long event enjoying all that our area has to offer in terms of Wine & Beer!
Tuesday, April 2nd to Saturday, April 6th is the 5th Annual Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest!
Check all the fun from last year here!

It’ll be a week-long celebration of Ontario wine, local beer and Riverside businesses, featuring: Talks (April 2), Flight Night (April 3), Tasting Night Market (April 4), Prix Fixe Events (April 2-6), and the ever-popular Expo (April 6)!!

Here are ways you can get on board to make this a fabulous community event once again:

  • April 2-6th: Host a prix fixe event: restaurants, bars and cafes can host special events, such as prix fixe meals or classes with wine/beer pairings. Partner up with one of your existing wine or beer reps or let us know if you need a recommendation! Let us know what you’ll be doing to be included in promotions!
  • April 3th: Take part in Wednesday Flight Night – restaurants, bars and cafes can promote an existing or special flight of beer or wine as part of the festival – just let us know to be included in promotions
  • April 4th: Take part in our Tasting Night Market: The BIA is looking for up to 10 shops to host free wine tastings to make up our Tasting Night Market – the BIA covers the SOP and partners you with a wine/beer provider -you provide the space and help promote and make it a welcoming atmosphere. First come first served – let us know ASAP if you’re in!
  • April 6th: We are seeking pop-up food vendors for the EXPO, and also donations for our Silent Auction in support of Ralph Thornton Community Centre. 
  • Promote your regular specials: restaurants, bars and cafes that offer regular wine or beer specials (BYOB, 1/2 price…) can promote these as part of the festival! Just let us know!

To get involved just email marketing@riverside-to.com
See photos from last year’s event here!!

How to Deal with People during Deep Freeze Temperatures
As we roll into February, deep freeze temperatures are always a reality. And with the deep cold, it comes to the situation where people try to escape the cold and warm up themselves inside heated places.

Due to this, we’re here to remember that if you experience someone in your business that is in need of a warm place to go, please refer them to WoodGreen Community Services as they have housing & drop-in services, besides harm reduction kits, hygiene supplies, clothes, coats & winter survival kits.

WoodGreen Community Services is located at 650 Queen St E
(416) 645-6000 ext. 2500

Get Ready for 2019 Facade Improvement Grant!Don’t forget, get your application ready NOW!!!

Don’t ever say that you didn’t know about it…
The program is first come, first served, so be ready to apply when the grant is released! 

If you have any questions or need help applying, contact the BIA Office at office@riverside-to.com or 416-303-4484.

You need:
– 3 facade improvements, 2 quotes for each improvement
– a sketch of the new facade
– a high-resolution photo of the current facade
– proof of ownership or permission from the landlord
– heritage status of the property
– Application form 

Filming Notice 
Magnesium is a kids web series for Sesame Street be produced by our Toronto based production company Sinking Ship Entertainment. The production will use the interior of Bergstrom Originals as the store where the kids shop for a dress.
Filming crews will be there on Feb 19th from 7am to 5pm

More information to come next week! 


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


Mary’s Wedding at Streetcar Crowsnest

An east-end couple stars in Mary’s Wedding, a beloved Canadian play that is making its professional production debut in Toronto at Crow’s Theatre. 
Kate Ross and Fraser Elsdon take on the roles of the protagonists, Mary and Charlie. Set in 1914, it follows their journey to overcome challenges in times of war, as it goes back and forth between life in the Canadian Prairies and the trenches in France.

Audience: All Ages
Price: $35 – $55
Various Dates & Times
Streetcar Crowsnest – Scotiabank Community Studio
345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto ON

More info and tickets here!

Changes to JHSC Certification Training!

The Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) Certification Training Standard is being amended to reduce the burden on business while maintaining standardized high-quality training accessible to all workers across Ontario.  

These amendments will simplify requirements for certification, improve access to training, and save employers and workers time and money. The improvements include:
– allowing Part One JHSC training to be fully delivered via eLearning;
– adjusting the minimum duration for eLearning to utilize technology and reflect self-paced learning;
– and other changes…

Please see the full News Release here!


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