Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest EXPO is Apr 6!; Will You Take Part in Riverside Eats & Beats June 1st? Let Us Know by April 12!, Komplete Strength is opened!
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: Free Electronic E-Waste Recycling Service for Businesses; Clean Toronto Together
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings 
  • Neighbourhood News: Pre-Construction Notice at Queen St & Carrol St; 2nd Annual Wellness & Beauty Show 2019

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

Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest EXPO is Apr 6th!
Last day of the Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest is tomorrow!
The festival’s end of week signature celebration is the FREE community EXPO hosted at the Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen Street East, 2nd & 3rd floor) on Saturday, April 6th from 2pm to 5pm: 

  • Experience complimentary tastings
  • Enjoy Cooking Demos
  • Get Educated with Talks
  • Enjoy Live music
  • Bid on Silent Auction items
  • Get tasty $5 bites from local Riverside vendors

The EXPO is your chance to taste and order select Ontario wines straight from award-winning PEC (Prince Edward County) and NWR (Niagara Wine Region) wineries, plus meet & greet with and get a taste of local Riverside breweries! Most of the wines can’t be found at LCBO stores!

Read our blog for all the details, then come join the fun!

Will You Take Part in Riverside Eats & Beats June 1st? Let Us know by April 12!
Pls email us by APRIL 12 to get into the printed Event Guide!!!
This will get long, so pay attention!!

Riverside’s annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is coming Saturday, June 1st (1-6pm). The festivities that you know and love will be happening on the first Saturday of June within the Riverside BIA along Queen E from the DVP to Empire Avenue, alongside the Riverdale Art Walk. 

As always, all local businesses and organizations are invited to open their doors and host specials, tasters, music, sidewalk sales, and/or other activities during the festival!

To be included in our printed Event Guide which goes out to 10,000 residents& businesses, let us know what you have planned for June 1st by April 12th.* Please see last year’s event guide for examples of activities to help you develop your description (or if you took part last year and are doing a repeat just email us with REPEAT).

Sat, June 1, 1-6pm

  • Your Activity Name:
  • Timing of Your Activity:
  • Your Address:
  • Description of Your Activity (1 short sentence):

Important Considerations:

  • Using Your Sidewalk Space: The Riverside BIA has applied for a Sidewalk Sale permit to enable businesses and other vendors to animate the sidewalk space along Queen Street East, from the DVP to Empire Avenue. You must maintain a minimum clearance of 2.13 m from the face of the curb for the unimpeded passage of pedestrian traffic, or to a greater distance as may be directed by staff from Transportation Services.
  • Outdoor Food Tasters: If providing food/drink outdoors you must complete and abide by Toronto Public Health Form pg 2-5 (pls email completed form to marketing@riverside-to.com by MAY 17th and we will submit). 
  • Hosting Live Music: The BIA has applied for a Noise Exemption permit for the hours of 1pm to 6pm on June 2nd. You can host your own live music (or DJ’d music) from your storefront or on your sidewalk space (abiding by the Sidewalk Permit rules above).
  • Street Closures: The BIA has applied for partial street closure permits for: Carrol (north of WQueen to the laneway), Munro (north of Queen), Broadview (South of Queen to the laneway), Saulter (south of Queen to the laneway), and McGee (south of Queen to the laneway); NOTE: Queen Street East will remain open to vehicle traffic throughout the festival.
Komplete Strength is Opened!
Training Studio at 740 Queen St. E. opened April 4th!A new fitness studio in the neighbourhood just opened its doors this Thursday, April 4th! Classes start on Monday, April 8th. 
They are currently offering 1 FREE CLASS PASS and also 50% OFF first month memberships. Stop by, check them out. Show them some Riverside Love! 🙂 

Komplete Strength is a metcon and circuit class training studio, where no classes are the same!
Click here to learn more about them!

Free Electronic E-Waste Recycling Service for Businesses
Don’t know what to do with that old mouse that’s hanging around at your office? 
The Electronic Recycling Association is a Not for Profit dedicated to reducing electronic waste. They provide free pickup service of old IT equipment for recycling and if items are salvageable and reusable they refurbish and donate them as part of their donations program. When working with E.R.A. you can expect certificated:

  • Pickups of old unwanted electronic equipment you don`t need any more
  • Removal of company`s data according to NAID standards (hard drive wiping and hard drive shredding service)
  • Refurbishing  of reusable and salvageable items to donate them to local charities in need
  • Recycling of the equipment that cannot be reused.

Contact: Nina Sehovic, 416.477.0736 x 1077 nina@era.ca

Clean Toronto Together

Join over 200,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups as we come together for the 15th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces.

Community Cleanup Days: Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
Corporate 20-Minute Makeover: Friday, April 26

Join the annual community clean-up of Joel Weeks Park and surrounding area in Riverside on Sunday, April 28th! Email us to join the group!
You can also register your own event which helps ensures that multiple groups do not gather to clean up the same location, and to get access to supplies from the City like litter and recycling bags and special litter collection, subject to approval.


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


2nd Annual Wellness & Beauty Show 2019

The 2nd Annual Beaches Wellness & Beauty Show, to be held on Sunday April 7, is a free event for members of the community to come and meet local business owners face-to-face, discover the wide range of Wellness & Beauty products they offer and get a personal consultation. The Event features live demonstrations.
Location: Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club, at foot of Coxwell Ave.
Date: Sunday, April 7, 10 am – 4 pm
For more information, visit http://www.beachesliving.ca/beacheslife/wellnessbeautyshow/

Pre-Construction Notice at Queen St & Carrol St

Message from the City of Toronto:
“The City of Toronto will be structurally lining the sewer in your area during over this year, time on the street 4-9 days. This project is being delivered on many streets throughout Toronto and has been split into several phases that will take place over a one-year period. The project is part of the Council-approved Capital Works Program to renew Toronto’s aging infrastructure, reduce the risk of leaks, and ensure continued long-term reliable sewer service.
The work will be done in 4 different phases. To have more information, please contact: fieldamassador@aecom.com, 416-475-4424 and give the quote “Contract 18TW-CTS-12CWD”.


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