Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Riverside Walks for Doors Open, “20 Something”; Riverside Community Garden
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: The Business of Accessibility Handbook
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings 
  • Neighbourhood News: Lacrosse: Our Native Game by Ron Fletcher; Sweet 16 Woofstock

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

Riverside Walks for Doors Open: “20 Something” 
For the 20th Doors Open Anniversary, Riverside will be presenting a walk to talk about the past and the 20 next years to come!
As part of the Riverside Walks 2018 series, the Riverside BIA is excited to debut a new Riverside Walk as part of the Doors Open Toronto official guided walking tours series on May 25th and 26th: 20 Something!

Explore what the next 20 years has in store for Riverside that will help improve the neighbourhood and work to create an even stronger sense of community.

Come along and learn about Riverside’s rich history dating back to the 1880s and explore what the future holds for this vibrant community. The neighbourhood has seen a huge transformation from a bustling industrial part of town with a vibrant sport and leisure community, to a now thriving mixed-use residential and commercial neighbourhood with a small-town-in-the-big-city atmosphere. The Riverside BIA is happy to share the past and the exciting future ahead! 

Register here!

Riverside Green Initiative
Did you know…

The Riverside Community Garden is an amazing garden space right here in Riverside’s Joel Weeks Park. The garden is open to membership for anyone who lives, works or plays in the Riverside neighbourhood.

The garden operates on a communal model (shared space, no plots) during the gardening season from May – October to grow fresh vegetables and herbs. Membership is just $25-35 per season.

Want to learn more or become a member for 2018? Contact riversidegreeninitiative@gmail.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

The Business of Accessibility Handbook

OBIAA released its newest handbook “The Business of Accessibility: How to Make Your Main Street Business Accessibility Smart”. This handbook offers no-cost and low-cost ideas, gathered from people with first-hand experience, to inspire businesses to go beyond the minimum requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

In the book you’ll find:

  • Low-cost and no-cost tips on how businesses can be more accessible in such areas as lighting, signage, websites, space layout, and more
  • A Built Environment Accessibility Checklist
  • Stories of Ontario businesses
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Learn more about the book and download your copy here!!

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Lacrosse: Our Native Game by Ron Fletcher 

Ron Fletcher is co-founder and first President of the Riverdale Historical Society. He co-authored two books on the subject of Lacrosse, and promises a compelling talk on the sport as played by the First Nations Peoples of Canada.

Event Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (AGM)
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
450 Broadview Avenue, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview
Free to Members -or- pay $5.00 at door 
Membership (Sept to May): $20.00 individual / $30 per couple

Woofstock is Celebrating their Sweet 16

Woofstock is the Largest Festival for Dogs in North America and it takes place annually in nearby Woodbine Park in late May.

It is the Top Dog of festivals, and we are having a PAWty!  2019 will be our 16th Annual Woofstock, and wait till you see what we have in store this year!!  A weekend-long urban festival where tens of thousands of dog owners — and their dogs — come to seek out the newest products and services on the market.

!!Part of the proceeds go towards the Rescue VIllage Donations!!
Over $30,000 Donated in 2018
Help Us Raise the bar this Year!
Get your tickets here!


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