Check out the following update we received from our local Riverside BIA!

THIS WEEKEND! Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest June 4th

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Street Festival is This Saturday, June 4th, 1pm-6pm on Queen Street East between the DVP and Empire Ave.

Check out the full updated schedule of events HERE!!!

There are thousands of folks pre-registered to come out to the event! Some highlights include:

  • Hot Toronto bands on Broadview: Samba Toronto, Turbo Street Funk, Don Valley Stompers!
  • Toronto Food Tours Culinary tent & food demos on Saulter Street
  • Bicycle-powered music and free kids skate board lessons and demos on Munro
  • 50+ restaurants, shops and vendors will be serving up tasters, music and specials all along Queen East from the DVP to Empire Ave!!

Please share the news far and wide with your networks and get involved by sharing your photos and experiences using #RiversideTOand #EatsNBeats

Reminder that there will be partial Road Closures June 4 from 9AM to 7PM so pls plan:

  • Broadview south of Queen St East to the laneway
  • Munro north of Queen St East to the laneway
  • Saulter south of Queen St East to June Callwood Way (access to Target Parking maintained)
  • McGee south of Queen St East to Graham Place Laneway

Riverside Eats & Beats Event Contact: Jennifer (

Riverside Walks & Doors Open Toronto Recap
Last weekend (May 28-29) for Doors Open Toronto in Riverside, hundreds of people came out to experience the neighbourhood as part of six “Riverside ‘Looking Back While Moving Forward’ Walks”. The Ralph Thornton Centre was as an official Doors Open location which provided guided tours all day Saturday, and Royal Canadian Curling Club (RCCC) members stepped up to open their doors and welcome folks to help them celebrate their 125th anniversary!!!
Riverside Walks were led by Megan and Share Sheppard of Team Sheppard Re/MAX Hallmark, and by Historical Aficinado Ron Fletcher, with special anecdotes on The Royal Canadian Curling Club’s history by Barry Slater. The neighbourhood was buzzing with over 250 people on walks over the weekend, and many exploring the neighbourhood for the first time!Big thanks to Doors Open Toronto and the participating venues, for their partnerships on these walks, and also to Team Sheppard for their sponsorship of the Riverside Walks 2016 series.

Check out more fun walks coming up!!!

Riverside 2016 Calendar of Events

Welcome to Riverside’s The Chi Junky Studio 

A private yoga studio with classes of no more than 6 people & full service wellness concierge

“Chi Junky is the first yoga studio of its kind in Toronto and also offers a host of wellness services. Wintzen wants it to be a ‘one stop shop’ for all of your wellness needs. Chi Junky is pristine, elegant and luxurious.”

           – BlogTO

“Chi Junky offers small, custom classes with no more than six people to suit a client’s specific needs. Every detail (mats, water, organic tea, towels) is taken care of, all a client has to do is show up.”

           – Globe & Mail

You are invited to Toronto’s first yoga studio of it’s kind, conveniently located in Riverside. With a cap of 6 people per class, Chi Junky can guarantee a personalized experience with the freedom to speak up when something doesn’t feel right. This allows you to receive hands on guidance and explanation. Customize your class on the days you need to sit mindfully or the days you really need to get the chi (pronounced ‘chee’, means energy) flowing through a vinyasa flow class.

All classes include complimentary Jade Yoga mats, props, towels, alkaline water and organic tea service. Chi Junky also offers customized detoxes, cleanses, holistic nutrition consultations and personal training.

It’s essential that every service is tailored to the individual. It is what we pride ourselves on, as every BODY is unique so should be your experience at the Chi Junky studio.

Tucked away on a quiet McGee Street in Riverside, Toronto, Chi Junky is a space of healing not judgment, with low traffic at all times. A quiet space that feels like a home away from home, where everyone is part of a community and has a name, not just another mat squeezed into the room. Come experience yoga on our patio deck under the tree tops or SUP yoga down at the beach.

“In addition to Chi Junky‘s intimate and comfortable classes, which tailor to a range of fitness and levels, they have been incredible members of the community, participating in many Riverside initiatives throughout the year.” -Anjuli Solanki, Chi Junky Studio Member

We want you to join the Chi Junky Community! For the month of June take a class at the studio, like it get $50 off any of your class packages.


Don’t forget to check out the Chi Junky Booth at #RiversideTO #EatsNBeats Broadview street closure on June 4th and grab a free class pass!

The Chi Junky Studio


70 McGee St. (Queen St. E. & Broadview)

Free Street parking and on premise parking available.


Get Social With Us:

  • Facebook: @chijunky
  • Twitter:@chijunky
  • Instagram:@chi_junky
  • Youtube: ChiJunkyTv

Date Night is BACK in Riverside
Starting June 11th!

Toronto’s Best Flea Market heads outdoors for its 4th successful seasonThe Leslieville Flea is thrilled to announce the summer dates and locations for their outdoor markets!

“We can’t wait for summer!” says organizer Chris Roberts.  The Leslieville Flea is back at the beautiful Ashbridge Estate in Leslieville the 3rd Sunday of each month starting June 19th.  There will also be a special SPEAKEASY flea which will take place in the Distillery District as part of the TD Jazz Festival on June 25th.  Both venues are steeped in history and provide a beautiful backdrop for the Leslieville Flea and all the fab finds from the market’s vendors.

About the Leslieville Flea
The Leslieville Flea is curated, monthly market with over 60 vendors selling vintage, salvaged, furniture, antiques, collectibles upcycled and handcrafted goods.

Distillery District Speakeasy Flea – in the Distillery District
Saturday, June 25th from 2pm-9pm
The entire Distillery District will be licensed for this event and visitors can stroll, eat and drink vintage inspired cocktails while shopping the best vintage and handcrafted vendors around!
Guests will also be treated to live music performances as part of the TD Jazz Fest.

Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East (between Greenwood and Coxwell)
Sunday, June 19th
Sunday, July 17th
Sunday, August 21st
Sunday, September 18th
Sunday, October 16th  from 10am-5pm

These markets will feature beer from Left Field Brewery, Coffee served from a super cool red mini truck and select food vendors.  Stroll the gorgeous 3 acres while drinking, eating and shopping from the best selection of vintage and handcrafted vendors around.  There will be live music and Indie88 will be there playing tunes to keep you hopping.

For more details and to check out our online shop go to

Event Organizers
Brigid Elmy and Chris Roberts
Contact Info:


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