Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA!

Riverside Winefest: Check out What’s Happening
April 4-9th

Get ready for the Annual Riverside Winefest! It’ll be a week-long Ontario Wine Tour, right here in Riverside. A full roster of fabulous activities, events and promotions are in store.

Check out the full Riverside Winefest schedule and RSVP to the various events via PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!!

A big thank you to Riverside Winefest 2017 sponsors: the Riverside BIA, Sugar Loaf Bakery & Cafe (catering sponsor), Toronto Food Tours, the Ralph Thornton Centre, and Team Sheppard Re/MAX!

Please contact Jennifer at for any Winefest inquiries.

Riverside Job Opps: Eastbound Brewing Co and The Broadview Hotel

With the opening of new spaces in Riverside, new job opportunities present themselves.Eastbound Brewing Co is staffing up in anticipation of their opening this spring. They are hiring for Servers, Bartenders, Retaill/Support Staff (apply to, as well as Cooks and kitchen staff (apply to 

Also, check out current jobs being hired for at The Broadview Hotel via their website and stay tuned for more updates: 

Join Ralph Thornton Centre’s Board of Management
Image result for ralph thornton centreThe Ralph Thornton Community Centre is looking for individuals to join its management board.

People who are committed to equity, diversity and accessibility; represent diverse aspects of the community and larger city; will conscientiously contribute their time and energy; and bring integrity, dependability, skill and fresh ideas to the board and its committees are encouraged to apply. Those with experience in fundraising, marketing, evaluation, financial stewardship and community outreach are especially needed.

Familiarity with Chinese cultures and language, and/or marginalized community is an asset. Six two-year terms and one one-year term are currently available.

For more information, visit or

Riverside Businesses Upcoming Events  

Oma Chiropractic & Wellness: DIY All Natural Baby Care Products

In this hands on workshop, learn the in’s & out’s of making your own baby care products. Not only is making your own products extremely cost effective, you also gain piece of mind knowing exactly what is going into the product, and eventually onto your baby’s skin.

All natural & made with love… what more could your baby ask for?

Learn to make your own:

BABY POWDER (infused with therapeutic herbs)
DRY SHAMPOO (for busy Moms & Dads!)
$50 – includes all materials! Just show up and get ready to learn!

Hosted by Nidhi Sachdeva, founder of Gesundheit Wellness & Firoza



Sewing Program from Adults

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WHERE:  Mustard Seed
791 Queen Street East
WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m.FREE OF CHARGE!

Some materials and patterns are available. Or feel free to bring your own.
Call 416-465-6069 for more details!


Discounted Tickets for National Home Show

The National Home Show & Canada Blooms:
Bringing you the largest North American display of innovative products, new ideas, & great deals for all things home & garden with over 700 retailers & industry experts.The event runs from March 10-19th at the Enercare Centre near Exhibition Place.  The National Home Show & Canada Blooms are offering tickets for $14 with the promo code ‘TABIA17’ (compared to the regular admission price of $20.00).
Direct link to the ticket purchase page (National Home Show)

Opportunity for Riverside Members: Buy Good Feel Good Show


Please share this with the members of Riverside BIA: 

The “Buy Good. Feel Good.” Expo is Canada’s only show dedicated to fair trade and ethically sourced products. The Expo offers buyers an opportunity to source from the largest selection of eco-friendly apparel, handmade accessories, unique home decor, and much more. Connect with other businesses and access hundreds of unique products at great wholesale prices!

Riverside BIA members are offered complimentary admission to the Opening Reception and Private Viewing on Friday May 12th, 2017. Register here:

The Riverside BIA office will also have a limited number of free tickets to the Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo for BIA members, compliments of the Show – pls contact if interested.

If you would like a copy of the Buyers Information please contact


R. Murray Schaffer’s Odditorium @ Crow’s Theatre

Soundstreams presents R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium, a theatrical concert that beautifully weaves together dance, theater, and opera selections from his acclaimed Patria cycle. Under the creative direction of award winning director Chris Abraham, this performance takes you deep into Schafer’s mind, finding sideshows, lovers, buskers, and Tantric experts.  March 2nd-5th, Crow’s Theatre.
Buy tickets herePatrons can get more information here:

Nobody’s Perfect: FREE Parenting Program

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This free parenting program is offered for parents and caregivers with children 6 years and under. Parents will talk about children’s growth and learning, behavior, health and safety and the stress of parenting.Groups meet once a week for 8-10 weeks. Childcare and books are included. TTC tokens are available if needed.

Location: Yonge Street Mission (Christian Community Centre)
Date: Tuesday March 21st- May 16th, 2017
Time: 12:30-2:30pm

To register, please contact:
Yonge Street Mission: (416_ 929-9614
Family Services Department
Toronto Health Connection (416) 338-7600


Ralph Thornton Centre
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