Announcing Results of the 6th Annual Riverside Antler Breakfast +Thanks & Photos!

The 6th Annual Riverside Antler Breakfast was an amazing success!! Riverside’s annual fundraiser took place on Dec 15, 2017, at the Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen St E, 2nd Fl).

We are proud to announce that the 2017 effort raised around $7000 to support the year-round operation of the local Rivertowne Breakfast Program.

As always, the Antler Breakfast was an enjoyable community event to hang out with friends and neighbours whilst enjoying a hearty, hot breakfast, with live music and more fun. Enjoy some of the amazing memories below courtesy of Snap’d Beaches!

This amazing event is organized and presented annually thanks to an innovative partnership of local organizations including Toronto Food Tours, the Riverside BIA, the Ralph Thornton Community Centre,  and Rivertowne Safety 1st (who run the Rivertowne Breakfast Program).

BIG THANKS to the many generous 2017 sponsors and supporters:

  • Santa Level Sponsor: Jason Friesen Mortgage
  • Reindeer Sponsors:  UNIFOR, Oma Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, Quince Flowers, Team Sheppard RE/MAX, MPP Peter Tabuns, BMO Queen/Saulter Branch, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Brokerage, BMO Queen/Woodbine Branch, Nell & Natasha’s Real Estate Homeward, XDesign and Leea Muir.
  • Elf Sponsors: Councillor Paula Fletcher, MP Julie Dabrusin, Eastroom, Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery, Tim Hortons (King & River), The Broadview Hotel, Alexis Hur Consulting Ltd, and Saulter St Brewery.
  • Supporters: Queen Garden Centre, Tabule, and La Carnita Eastside.

Above: Serving up the goods! MP Julie Dabrusin with Officer Steve of 55 Div, Bradley from Riverside BIA and Chef Scott of Toronto Food Tours. Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches

Above: One of two BMO branches supporting the Rivertowne Breakfast Program – Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches

Above: Antler Breakfast Organizers: Riverside BIA, Rivertowne Safety 1st, Toronto Food Tours and the Ralph Thornton Community Centre – Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches

Above: Having fun with the team of Oma Chiropractic & Wellness – Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches

Above: Jennifer Lay of the Riverside BIA with Santa level sponsor Jason Friesen in front of the sponsor recognition wall -Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches

Above: Santa holds court at the kid’s table – Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches

Above: Chef Scott, event organizer from Toronto Food Tours poses in front of a small part of the buffet – Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches

Members of the Riverside BIA Office and Board – left to right: Jennifer Lay, Dave Watson, Rose Little, Councillor Paula Fletcher, and Mitch Korman – Photo by Brian Hagan, Snap’d Beaches


Check out all the fabulous shots of the 2017 Antler Breakfast here on Snap’d Beaches!

Proceeds raised enable the year-round operation of the local Rivertowne Breakfast Program, providing a hot breakfast to youth, families and anyone in need every Friday:

The Rivertowne Breakfast Program is championed by Rivertowne Safety 1st, a resident collective comprised of Toronto Community Housing leaders dedicated to making a positive impact in their community. The Breakfast Program runs every Friday, year-round to provide children, youth and families in the neighbourhood with a free, warm breakfast. It also brings people in the community together regardless of their age, income or background and builds a sense of community.  This program is supported by a variety of community partners. The program runs in Rivertowne on Friday mornings, 7am-11am, at 50 Matilda Street, Toronto. Donations can be made to support this program anytime online via: (Select ‘Rivertowne Breakfast Program’ under the FUND)

Thank you everyone and we looking forward to the next Riverside Antler Breakfast on December 14, 2018!!