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 https://riverside-winefest-2017.eventbrite.ca. 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 marketing@riverside-to.com for any Winefest inquiries.

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 http://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/7150177-join-ralph-thornton-centre-s-board-of-management/ or http://www.ralphthornton.org


Riverside Magazine 2017 is coming in May!

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Book your ad space now! Email Sarah Dann for details: happydog@rogers.com

Outside Back Cover $3500
Inside Back Cover $2400
Inside Front Cover $2400

Be in touch with Sara for small/ other ad pricing! 

Riverside Businesses Upcoming Events  

Ruby Watchco + Barnstormer Beer Dinner

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        Whiskey 2.0 – Barrel Aging Whiskey at              Boxcar Social 


Back by popular demand, the Barrel Aging Whisky Tasting event at Boxcar Social Riverside with Toronto Common is happening once again!.

Boxcar Social’s Whisky director has selected a series of whiskies to showcase the differences between non-age statement versus age statement single malts, single barrel versus small batch bourbon, and a cask finished vs a cask strength single malt.

Whiskies come from all over the world, use different grains, and have different traditions. The one binding element of the spirit is barrel-aging. Every variety has it’s own standards and practices, but what makes a whisky shine with golden or amber hues is the type of barrel or cask it’s rested in.

From virgin American Oak for Bourbon, to the Sherry casks used in Single malts, the wood will define much of the colour, aromas, flavours, and finishes of a whisk(e)y.

In this tasting series, Ray will be taking us on an in depth look at how different casks affect the final product. What’s involved in aging. How are different casks used to create unique flavour experiences. What are the rules of barrel aging.

A selection of Crostini, Cheese & Charcuterie will be available as well.

Tickets are $80 tax & tip included

The event will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 19th
Wednesday May 17th
Wednesday June 21st

All tickets must be purchased online the night before the event by 11pm. No tickets will be available at the door.

Maximum attendance: 12 people

Guests should arrive 5 minutes prior to event to check-in. Event will start on time. Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in. Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests. Guests must be 19 years or older with valid government issued photo ID.


Ralph Thornton Community Centre’s Spring Affair Fundraiser

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: http://thefairtradeshow.com/buyers

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 marketing@riverside-to.com if interested.

If you would like a copy of the Buyers Information please contact christine@thefairtradeshow.com


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
ESCAPE Sundays



FREE First Story Toronto Walking Tours for Myseum Intersections Festival, March 11th and 25th

By FirstStoryTOWe are pleased to announce that First Story Toronto, in collaboration with our partner Drift Toronto, will be offering 2 FREE public walking tours for the Myseum Intersections Festival. Here are the details:

Tour #1 – Indigenous Knowledge and Storytelling along the Lower Don

Join Philip Cote and Jon Johnson for an interactive storytelling tour of Indigenous medicines, landscapes, and histories of accomplishment, struggle, and resilience in the Lower Don and downtown area.

Time: Saturday, March 11th, 2-4pm
Place: We will meet near north end of the Corktown Common, where Bayview Ave. intersects with Lawren Harris Square.

Register through Eventbrite for your free tickets to this tour!



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