Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Riverside is Getting a New Mural – Call for Submissions; Riverside Walks for Doors Open Toronto; Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest Blog Series
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: BIA Member Seeks Monthly Parking Rental; Filming Notification
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings 
  • Neighbourhood News: Community Consultation Meetings; Intention to Designate

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

Riverside is Getting a New Mural – Call for Submissions
We are starting to prepare for a new mural and our next step is to find the right artist. 
The Riverside BIA has exciting plans for a new mural this summer! The mural will be located at 105 Broadview Ave. on the Pizza Nova wall. This wall is highly visible from the Broadview Hotel, Queen St. East, and more!

The theme for this mural is community engagement and vibrancy to represent and reflect upon the neighbourhood throughout the years. Riverside is a neighbourhood that maintains a small-town atmosphere through events and community engagement which is why we are reaching out.

We are currently looking for an artist to complete this project; the artists should be familiar with the area and objectives of the BIA.

If you know of any artists that you think would be a good fit, please spread the word!

Please send us a proposal with your contact information, samples of your work and where/when it was done, and any social media links. Send to office@riverside-to.com

Riverside Walks for Doors Open Toronto

As part of the Riverside Walks 2019 series, the Riverside BIA is excited to be 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! 

Let us know you’re coming!

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest Blog Series
Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest, Saturday, June 1st from 1pm-6pm expect Broadview Ave until 9pm!

With the promotion of Riverside Eats & Beats festivities in full swing – and the countdown on – check out and please help share our blogs about all the fun and fantastic activities, live music, hot eats and hot buys that the festival will host!

Eats & Beats Blog Series:

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

Monthly Parking Rental We have a new BIA member, who is an agent at Re/Max. They are currently looking to rent a monthly parking spot in the Riverside neighbourhood. As we all know, it can be quite difficult to find parking in the area. If you have a parking spot or know someone wanting to rent one, please contact us!

Email office@riverside-to.com with more details! 

Filming Notification at Joel Weeks ParkSinking Ship (GW) Productions is currently in production for the children’s web series “Magnesium” in Toronto this spring/summer. It informs that will be filming exterior scenes at Joel Weeks Park on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 7pm to 1pm.

Production vehicles and various pieces of film-related equipment will be located on: 
– Thompson St on the North side between Davies Ave and Carrol St: Coning will start on Monday, May 27 at 7am and vehicles will arrive on Monday, May 27 at 8am and depart on Tuesday, May 28 at 1pm.
– Davies Ave on the East side between Thompson St and Queen St E: Coning will start on Monday, May 27 at 7am and vehicles will arrive on Monday, May 27 at 8am and depart on Tuesday, May 28 at 1pm.
– Lewis St on the West side between Quee St E and Eastern Ave (5 spaces just south of Queen St E): Coning will start Tuesday, May 28 at 6am and release of the spaces will be done on Wednesday, May 29 at 6pm. 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the production office at 416-259-0880 or Location Manager, David McIlroy 647-881-1927.


Community Consultation Meetings

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Two consultation meetings are coming up regarding locations around the Riverside Neighbourhood and we would like to share the information with you. 
– Planning application for: 954-958 Broadview Ave and 72 Chester Hill Road
      – Application to allow construction of an 18 storey seniors’ retirement residence. Additionally, the redevelopment proposes to retain and readapt a heritage building. 
      – Meeting details: May 28th, 2019, 7-9pm at 958 Broadview Ave, Estonian House, Grand Hall

– Planning application for: 202 Jarvis Street
      – Proposed 40-storey institutional building, Ryerson University. The building would contain institutional, retail, and student residence space.
      – Meeting details: June 4th, 2019, 7-9pm, at240 Jarvis St – International Living & Learning Centre, Ryerson University

Notice of Intention to Designate

Take notice that Toronto City Council intends to designate the lands and building known as 440 Unwin Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation: The property at 440 Unwin Avenue, (Richard L. Hearn Generation Station), is worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value, and meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under all three categories of design, associative and contextual value.

Notice of an objection to the proposed designation may be served on the City Clerk, Attention: Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. West, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2, until June 17, 2019, The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objections, and all relevant facts.


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