Origami Art Flash Mob on Target Park Fence…Planned for June 7th Eats & Beats

Sh….here’s a secret…on June 7th – Toronto’s Hottest Origami Artist and guerrilla urban space beautification expert Sam Dizon has promised to make a visit to Riverside’s Queen & Saulter Eats & Beats Venue and decorate the chain link fence at the Target Park Parking Lot.

Sam plans to populate this fence with about 150 hand-crafted orgigami butterflies.  WOW, I can’t wait.  Come and check it out – and stay for Riverside Eats & Beats!!

 

Sam Dizon beautifying a Street Sign post!

Sam Dizon beautifying a Street Sign post!

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RiversideTO Eats & Beats – proud to be a World Pride Toronto 2014 Affiliate Event

This years Riverside StreetFEST supports the diversity initiatives of Pride Toronto / WorldPride.  Our events range from cultural, artistic, family, youth, all-ages and / or adult only.  Riverside Eats & Beats posters and event guides incorporate the World Pride Rainbow flag, and BIA venues and businesses have embraced the rainbow/world pride and diversity theme.

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Botanical Gaiety – Riverside World Pride Art Exhibit!

In association with WorldPride, ArtMart Gallery will be showcasing some of its most incredible work yet. The art show will feature works from a diverse group of queer and allied artists using a unique variety of artistic mediums.  ArtMart Gallery is the eastside’s hottest new gallery –  located on the lower level of Quince Flowers flagship store at 660 Queen Street East.

ArtMart at Riverside Quince Flowers

ArtMart at Riverside Quince Flowers

macFAB Sews  – Pride Headbands and Bowties.

In celebration of macFAB sews grand opening , macFAB will be making us all look a bit more fabulous with  FREE Pride themed headbands and bow tie workshops, while they deck out the hood for Eats & Beats.  June 7th – at 3 -4 pm (or until the Bands and Bow Ties run out!!)

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Olive & Olives  “Rainbow” Themed cooking workshop

Join us for a free mini cooking class showcasing on how you can mix a diversity of foods and top it off with olive oil. – June 7th at 1 and 3pm.

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The Diversity of Riverside Historical Walk

Get walking and discover the diverse history of Riverside. The Free Diversity of Riverside Historical Walk kicks off with the 100th Anniversary of the Ralph Thornton Centre. Led by local historical aficionado, Ron Fletcher.  Meet at the Ralph Thornton Centre 765 Queen St East June 7th at 1pm

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And..there is much, much more going on…please come visit Queen & Broadview and explore Riverside’s Free STREETFest on June 7th.

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Thanks to our prime sponsors Nell & Natasha Homeward Realty  and Streetcar Developments

 

Celebrating RiversideTO’s Future, Past and Future when we “Bring Down Broadview”

 

Broadview and Queen is the heart of Riverside, and the Riverside BIA is thrilled to be able to Stop the Traffic, and “Bring Down Broadview” at the Riverside Eats & Beats Street festival on June 7th.  The Corner of Queen & Broadview is a diversity of food, fun and all sorts of funk with  Streetcar DevelopmentsAn Síbin Pub and Boots & Bourbon  showcasing a  lineup of musical acts and treats.  We will be celebrating Riverside’s Future, Past and Present  while we “Bring Down Broadview”

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FUTURE

Come visit info booths at Queen & Broadview and see future plans Riverside and Toronto’s East end.  Recently, we have been getting plenty of coverage – referring to our ‘hood as “The Happening Place in Toronto”   And…there is  even more planned as Riverside plans to welcome the world in 2015 for the PanAm/Para Pan Am Games!!  There is info on:

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Riverside Bridge Lighting Capital Project

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Wayfinding Markers for pedestrians to navigate the entry to Riverside

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Riverside’s next piece of Public Art – a tribute to the history of Sport in Riverside

TTC infrastructure improvements as we prepare for the Futuristic Street Cars – put your name in a draw for a chance to be one of the first to Ride the new Street Car.

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A celebration of theatre in the East end and input on the future of the Crow’s Nest

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PAST

 Join the team from the Royal Canadian Curling Club – one of Riverside’s iconic athletic epicenters to see a display of historical memorabilia including trophies, street maps, photos and historic items.  – Find out about the Historic Dunlop Trophy and Riverside’s Bike Race from the 1800s.

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Also on hand will be Gerald Whyte of the Riverdale Historic Society.  At around 3pm, visit with local Historian Ron Fletcher and the Riverside Historical Walk  concludes at our FlagShip corner. Explore the Heritage of Riverside.

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PRESENT

Get a taste of Celtic and Soul food, music, and drink and enjoy a BBQ feast and some of Ontario’s best Craft Beers on the AnSibin Pub Broadview Back Patio and Beer Garden.  Sample a host of delicious bites from Boots and Bourbon.  At 1pm sit back under the shade of the rainbow umbrella’s with the roots, blues and folk sounds of   Keith Jolie ;   and at 2:30, The Tall Grass singers  ( Chloe Watkinson and the Roberts Sisters will harmonize Southern Gospel and Old Time Country music, with a bit of  jazz, blues and soul. At  4pm get your boots stomping with Boots and Bourbon leading line and dancing lesson, and then taking it out flash mob style.   Steak night starts at 5pm – 3 different sizes and styles of Steak at great prices!!! Wind it up with the AnSibin Pub after-party at 10pm  –  live Celtic Rock with the O’Deadly’s Irish morsels and show off your Gallic foot work with guest Celtic band.

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Keith Jolie

Tall Grass Singers

Tall Grass Singers

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Thanks to our prime sponsors Nell & Natasha Homeward Realty  and Streetcar Developments

 

 

 

macFAB Dresses up Riverside

In mac fab 1celebration of macFAB Sews grand opening, macFAB will be making us all look a bit more fabulous with Pride themed headbands and bow tie workshops, while they deck out the hood for Eats & Beats.

macFAB has been a dedicated participant and contributor to the Annual Eats &Beats StreetFest over the years by featuring their unique talents in the form of decorating and glamorizing Queen Street East. This year is no exception as they will be designing colourful and festive Pride/Mardi Gras themed skirts for the planters on Queen Street East to commemorate the World Pride Festival.

 

macFAB owns two locations. The first is a boutique fabric furniture decor shop. The second is a sewing supplies notions from around the world store. Both are staples of the Queen Street East Riverside area…not only because of their array of eclectic collections of quality high-end fabrics for upholstery and drapery, but everything about macFAB epitomizes “FAbUlOuSiTy!!!”

The BIA team in bowties and headbands

The BIA team in bowties and headbands

 

Owner Dale Sonier purchased the company 18 years ago from the original owners and moved it to Queen East neighbourhood 4 years ago in their continued quest to always strive to be ahead of the curve; transforming the business, with the help of his partner, Patrick Kennedy,

“We only buy what we love and would buy for ourselves. Everyone deserves quality, from a candle to a handmade Canadian sofa. Craftsmanship is timeless. You have to visit to experience and see all the things that inspire your own version of HOME. ”

 

 

….The unstoppable macFAB now make Sofas.

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Botanical Gaiety – Riverside Eats and Beats World Pride Art Exhibit

 

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This year Riverside Eats and Beats will feature a hot new art exhibit! In association with WorldPride, ArtMart Gallery will be showcasing some of its most incredible work yet.

The art show will feature works from a diverse group of queer and allied artists using a unique variety of artistic mediums. This talented group was brought together by their love of botany and work in the floral industry. Given the artistic nature of the group it was inevitable that their exhibit would strongly reflect their history in the botanical world.

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A sculpture featured at the exhibit by Patrick Beh

The exhibit will feature the works of Emily Soden, Genevieve Bismonte, Mika Sato, Monica Jeffares, Patrick Beh, Rosemary Jeffares, Sophie Bedingham-Smith and Valerie Marchand.

Stop by the event on June 7th at ArtMart Gallery, the eastside’s hottest new gallery. It is located on the lower level of Quince Flowers flagship store at 660 Queen Street East.

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An illistration featured at the exhibit by Emily Soden

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Thanks to our prime sponsors Nell & Natasha Homeward Realty  and Streetcar Developments