Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

  • Featured: Winterlicious Application; Digital Marketing Workshop; Welcome to the Neighbourhood! Oreya Studio
  • BIA Notices/Reminders: TTC Notice; 311 Toronto as a Resource
  • Riverside BIA 2019 Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Riverside BIA Member Happenings
  • Neighbourhood News: Free Trees to Plant from City of Toronto About the Program; Commemoration of the Danforth Tragedy 

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

Winterlicious Application
Winterlicious returns January 31 – February 13, 2020. Are you a restaurant that wants to participate?

All you need to do is to fill out this form and send to wintersummerlicious@toronto.ca by August 8th, 2019.You will find out if you are eligible to participate in early September and will receive your registration to secure a spot in September.

To be eligible, you must:
  • Be an existing, full-service restaurant
  • Possess a current Dine Safe Green Pass issued by Toronto Public Health
  • Have the average price of a three-course meal meet the minimum requirements ($27 Lunch/$39 Dinner, $33 Lunch/$51 Dinner, or $39 Lunch/$63 Dinner)
If you have any questions, please contact wintersummerlicious@toronto.ca
eirine.papaioannou@toronto.ca or 416-392-7902.  
More details can be found at www.toronto.ca/licious.
Digital Marketing Workshop
The Riverside BIA is organizing a free Digital Marketing Workshop for you! As a member of the BIA, you and your staff can join us at no cost!

The workshop will take place, next Wednesday, on July 24th from 9:00 am  – 10:30 am at the Riverside BIA Office inside Dark Horse Cafe (630 Queen St E.) 

Just a reminder that the workshop is free of charge! If you’re able to make it be sure to sign up on our Eventbrite to secure your spot and to guarantee you receive all the information needed! You can also find more information on the Eventbrite about the topics we’ll be going over in the workshop.

You don’t want to miss out on this highly informative workshop… or the coffee and snacks we’ll be providing! 

Welcome to the Neighbourhood! Oreya Studio
On July 12th, Oreya Studio opened at 724 Queen St. East!

Oreya Studio is a modern beauty space designed to redefine the traditional salon experience Oreya means beautiful in Greek and was created to inspire confidence and good vibes with a focus on how you feel and not just how you look. Founded by Alexa Brittany, their mission is to provide an elevated hair and beauty experience with a talented team of hair professionals, waxing specialists, and lash artists. 

They are open Monday (11am-7pm), Tuesday-Friday (10am-8pm), Saturday (10am-7pm) and closed Sunday. Make sure you check out their social media and stop by the salon! 

Website: http://www.oreyastudio.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oreyastudio/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oreyastudio

TTC Notice
TTC will be doing essential concrete repairs from July 15 to 19. 

On June 25, TTC started repairs to concrete sections of the streetcar track on Queen St. East between Broadview Ave. and Leslie St.To maintain reliable TTC service and traffic on Queen Street East, work will not take place during A.M. and P.M. rush hours.

The work involves removal of broken/loose concrete along the streetcar track allowance and replacing it with asphalt. All work is scheduled for completion by July 19, pending weather.

TTC streetcar and bus operations on Queen St. East will be maintained at all times. 

For more information, visit the blog or contact Paul Tran, Community Liason, 416-981-1601 or paul.tran@ttc.ca

311 Toronto as a Resource

311 Toronto is an excellent resource that provides residents, businesses and visitors with easy access to non-emergency City services, programs and information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.If you have an issue at any time, call 311 or report online to receive service and follow up – for example, potholes, road or sidewalk damage, bicycle rack issues, tree issues, garbage, water issues, and more. They will also direct you to the right place if you have any questions or concerns.

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


Free Trees to Plant from City of Toronto About the Program

Do you think the roadside is missing trees?
You can now contact the City of Toronto at 311 or online to request to have a tree planted in your desired location this spring or fall!

The City of Toronto owns a portion of land between roadways and private property, known as the public road allowance. A property owner can submit a tree planting request for the City-owned road allowance in front of their home or business.

The goal is to help increase Toronto’s tree canopy to 40 percent.

Click here to learn more!

Commemoration of the Danforth Tragedy 

The City of Toronto and Danforth community invite all Torontonians to ceremonies on July 21 and 22 remembering those who lost their lives and recognizing those injured during the July 22, 2018 shooting on Danforth Ave.

Commemorative Ceremony:
Sunday, July 21 at 1:30pm
Withrow Park (North East corner) – 725 Logan Ave.

Community Vigil:
Monday, July 22 at sunset (8:51pm)
Alexander the Great Parkette (Logan Ave. and Danforth Ave.)

Learn more on the blog!


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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

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