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THIS SAT Join the fun of Beaches Jazz Fest ‘Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside’

Beaches Jazz Festival is coming to Riverside July 8-10!!!
Don’t miss Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside – you don’t even need tickets to this FREE music fest presented by the Beaches International Jazz Festival in Jimmie Simpson Park.
We’re encouraging everyone to check out all the fun and explore Riverside’s fabulous shopping and dining!

Friday July 8

8:30 PM KC Roberts & The Live Revolution

Saturday July 9

12:00 PM Toronto All-Star Big Band
2:00 PM Turbo Street Funk
4:00 PM Kim & Company
6:00 PM Johannes Linstead
8:00 PM Eddie Bullen & Friends

Sunday July 10

12:00 PM Toronto All-Star Big Band
2:00 PM Jerome Tucker Band
4:00 PM Paul James

To invite festival-goers into Riverside, we’ve shared the following blogs to help highlight places to eat, drink and shop: 

July 9th Riverside Walks is Back

To help people get to know Riverside health & wellness-focused businesses better, the BIA has partnered with Nishta Saxena MSc., Registered Dietitian and Family Nutritionist, and eight local businesses to offer an activity-filled curated walk, including complimentary samples and demos.

Read all about what’s being offered on this exciting walk!

The Riverside Health and Wellness Walk, part of the 2016 free Riverside Walks series is a series of local walking tours throughout May to October that invite you to come and explore the vibrant Riverside neighbourhood. Our neighbourhood is located along Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Avenue in Toronto. Sponsored by Team Sheppard Re/MAX, our 2016 walks showcase Riverside’s diverse culture and cater to a wide variety of interests.  All walks are led by local residents and Riverside personalities. Check out the website for more walks coming up!

It’s not too late for Riverside Businesses to get involved in upcoming walks – contact Jennifer to find out more!

Riverside Get’s Snap’d!

Did you know Snap’d is a great local way to get your business and it’s fabulous activities noticed?  It’s a snap to put up your event on the Snap’d website and request a photographer to come out to your event.
Check out what’s been Snap’d in Riverside in their July edition!

Read all about it!
Door Open Toronto Riverside Walks 2016
Nell & Natasha’s BBQ
Eats & Beats 2016
The Peasant Table
Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

Now it’s your turn to get Snap’d!

Ad Discount for BIA Members from
The Bulletin

As a benefit to Riverside BIA members, The Bulletin is offering a 20% discount off the 12-time rate on their current rate card for all BIA members. This applies to new accounts only and does not include art charges, flyers or online ads. The offer will apply to the August, September and October editions of the paper. Check out their rate card

If you have any questions contact:

Anisa Lancione
Managing Editor
Direct: 416.929.0011 ext. 4
The Bulletin
Serving Downtown Toronto’s core communities:
St. Lawrence · Harbourfront · Distillery · Niagara · Don Lands
Cabbagetown · Corktown · Regent Park · Portlands
Leslieville  · Riverside  · Church-Wellesley · Bay Cloverhill
King & Spadina · Liberty · Queen West · Bloor East
Fashion District · Entertainment District · Upper Jarvis
Garden District · Toronto Island · Financial District

Our deadline for business news, event listings, and advertising is the 20th – please remember to submit early.·

Repair Cafe at Ralph Thornton Centre


Rivertowne Annual BBQ – Call for Support & Volunteers

Riverside’s ‘Rivertowne’ community, located just north of Queen Street East, is hosting it’s 7th Annual Community BBQ on August 13th! They are welcoming the wider neighbourhood to come enjoy live music, food and entertainment for the whole family.

To make the BBQ a success they are seeking donations from local businesses, such as Gift cards, drinks, and/or sponsorship of an activity such as face painting, cotton candy machine, snow cone machine.
They are also seeking Volunteers to assist with the festivities.
Please contact Joan King at

Riverside 2016 Calendar of Events

Riverside Green Initiative Invites you to their July Garden Workshop & Picnic

Ralph Thornton Centre’s Sunday Night Out for Grownups 


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