Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update


Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Riverside Blog Series Features Butchers of Distinction; Weekend Thank You & Photos
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: Share Your Input on Upcoming By-Law Reviews; Free Business Seminar!
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
  • Neighbourhood News: Laneway Housing Post; SCOTCH TAPE Announced at The Toronto Fringe Festival

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

These Past Weekends Events! Thank You & Photos! 
The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside and the Riverside Public Art Walk were both a blast! 
We wanted to give a huge thank you to the Beaches International Jazz Festival for hosting a fun-filled weekend at the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside from July 5-7th! The weekend was full of live music, dancing, good food, sidewalk sales, and smiling faces! Thanks to all the Riverside businesses who took part and hosted sidewalk sales! Click here to check out our blog post and some more photos from the weekend! 
We also wanted to give a special thank you to…

Anjuli Solanki, for doing an excellent job of leading the walk. Anjuli is a former Executive Director of the Riverside BIA and helped implement many of the Riverside public art projects that you learned about on the tour! Jacquie Comrie, for attending and speaking on her ideas and intentions for her new mural that will be coming into the neighbourhood shortly! And All of the attendees, it wouldn’t have been possible without you! Thanks for bringing the community together and for learning about the art in Riverside. 

Click here to check out more photos from the public art walk!

Butchers of Distinction – Riverside Business Profile Series
This week’s Business Profile features the beloved Butchers of Distinction Butcher Shop!
Robert says Butchers of Distinction specializes in whole animal butchery, done right in the shop – proper old-school style. While the Queen Street East butcher features a variety of Ontario meats, Robert says the dry-aged steaks are the most popular, along with their sausages as they are making close to 400 pounds a week now.In addition to supplying Riverside residents (and restaurants) with the best meats in Ontario, Butchers of Distinction also supports the local community in many other ways through fundraising, donating to auctions and by building relationships with other businesses in the neighbourhood.Visit our website here to check out our blog post to learn all about Butchers of Distinction! Be sure to keep an eye out for our bi-weekly Business Profile Series posts! 
Share Your Input on Upcoming By-Law Reviews

The City of Toronto is reviewing by-laws related to temporary signs, payday loan establishments, property standards and building maintenance, and wants your feedback!Feedback from these consultations will be used to inform reports to City Council expected at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.1. Temporary Signs By-law Review
July 22, 6pm to 8pm at City Hall, Second Floor, Committee Room #3

2. Property Standards and Building Maintenance
July 24, 6pm to 8:30pm at Metro Hall, Room 308/309

3. Payday Loan Establishments 
July 25, 6pm to 8pm at North York Civic Centre, Members Lounge

To learn more about all of them, check out the Riverside Blog Post here!

Free Business Seminar!
Let us know that you’re interested here

The Riverside BIAs main goal is to help and support all of the businesses in the area to the best of our abilities. Digital marketing plays a big role in businesses today so we’re planning on having a workshop for all business owners in Riverside to attend and learn! Our plan is to have two sessions: a breakfast morning session at 8:00 am and a late afternoon session at 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. We would love your input on the times chosen and on a few topics to make this seminar as beneficial to you as possible!
Potential seminar topics:

  • Google My Business
  • Social Media Ads
  • Websites
  • Newsletters
  • and more… let us know if there’s anything on your list!

If you have any suggestions or would be interested in attending, please contact Lais at marketing@riverside-to.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


Laneway Housing Seminar 

The Architect Builders Collaborative is hosting a series of Laneway Housing seminars in various neighbourhood around Toronto. Do you have a house with a laneway? Are you curious what changes Laneway Housing could make to your neighbourhood? Green Architect and Laneway Housing Advocate Daniel Hall will answer your questions about Laneway Housing in Toronto. To register, and see upcoming seminars near you, go to: tabc.ca/laneways

SCOTCH TAPE Announced At The Toronto Fringe Festival 

For the Biscuit Theatre, in association with the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival, presents “Scotch Tape”, running from July 4-14th at the brand new Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre in Leslieville. Scotch Tape follows the story of Maggie, a famous vlogger and social media influencer who has made a career out of sharing her life on the internet. And it all looks perfect: the dream job, newly engaged, millions of subscribers. Her life is absolutely perfect – or so we are led to believe. Click here to read more about Scotch Tape and here to purchase your tickets! 


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