Free VIP Riverside Culinary Adventures Tour During Eats & Beats Street Fest… Read on to get your exclusive spot

Are you a diehard foodie and adrenaline junkie? Do you thrive on thrills? Are you someone who pushes your culinary boundaries and elevates your epicurean experiences to new heights? Or do the thoughts of new and unique gourmet exploits awaken your senses and tempt your taste buds? Then get ready for a total food rush!!!

EB 4 Riverside VIP Food Tour with Culinary Adventure Co

On June 7th  at 10:30am and 2:30pm Get a taste of the Culinary Adventure Company’s most popular Riverside Tour for free! There are only 20 spots, and you can get yours by being one of the first to tweet out the hashtags: #EatsNBeats, #EatsAndBeats, #RiversideTO


If you’re one of the first 20 to tweet this out you could get a free spot on Chef Scott’s special Eats & Beats version of the Riverside/Leslieville Culinary Adventure Tour!    

Culinary Adventure Tours pride themselves on providing the best & most unique foodie experiences. In fact, they won the 2012 Ontario Tourism Award for Best Culinary Tourism Experience! Be the first to tweet out #EatsNBeats, #EatsAndBeats, #RiversideTO and join Chef Scott on a food crawl, and get a “Behind the Scenes” peak into the city’s culinary underbelly!

On Culinary Adventure Tours, you’ll:

Get the skinny on the city…..take a food crawl through the culinary underbelly of Toronto with an international private Chef/culinary instructor and a certified downtown big city foodie.

Discover where the locals chill, chow down and live it up…maybe meet some local Chefs and food lovers…and if you’re lucky, get invited to an underground dining experience.

Discover some eclectic food shops and nifty neighborhoods – and get a feel for the real, and have a taste of the town.  Our promise to you…no tourist traps, no chains and no bull (unless we’re eating it). Just a whole lotta fun and a whole lotta food.

Whether we hop a streetcar or walk the beat, our tongue ‘n cheek tour guides will treat you to a mega mix of yummy treats, entertaining architectural and historical tidbits, funny stories and quirks about Toronto and its occasionally ‘unusual’ inhabitants.

Check out Culinary Adventure Company’s Website to find out more about their tours and adventures.


The Ralph Thornton Centre – 100 year in Riverside! CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

RTC Celebrations image

As part of the Eats & Beats in Riverside StreetFEST on June 7th, The Ralph Thornton Centre will be celebrating our historic building’s 100th anniversary! 100 years ago the laying of the cornerstone of the historic building took place.  Come out and discover Ralph Thornton’s extraordinary journey, from its days as a Postal Station to its current relationship with the community and the people it serves.  There will be a guided building tour, a kid’s scavenger hunt, and cake, along with musical entertainment!!

Ralph Thornton Centre was established by Toronto City Council in 1980 as a “multi-purpose community facility” within the former Postal Station G, at 765 Queen Street East.  The organization has been a cornerstone of the vibrant South Riverdale community for 30 years.  Over the years, RTC has played a key role in bringing residents together to identify, discuss and address local issues and needs.

1 pm: Join local historian Ron Fletcher for a tour of the building and the neighbourhood

or children can join the

Sidewalk Parade

Follow the Clown Crier to the front of the building “under the clock” for


1- 5 pm: children’s activities and community displays outside the library on Saulter St and inside the building

(listen for historical scavenger hunt and historical display inside)


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

Dimensions Banging Down the House !


For Eats & Beats on June 7th from 2:00pm-4:00pm Dimensions will be hosting Random Order Drummer, Cathy Marchese.  Cathy splits her time between drumming and running her marketing business Hogpie Communications. She currently drums for Toronto based sub-rock band Random Order, a well-known staple within the Toronto music scene.

cathy Marchese

Riverside is known for some of Toronto’s best eateries, cafes, and shops. Dimensions adds its inviting and convivial presence to this trendy district. The fresh, expansive gallery is the collaborative product of Ellen Davidson and Wendy Palmer, in business together for over 14 years. The two have an immense passion for all things creative. Together, they have grown their business into one of Toronto’s most reputable places for custom framing and a fine art gallery that showcases an ever- rotating selection of artists.


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


This street is a diversity of food, fun and all sorts of funk. Streetcar DevelopmentsAn Síbin Pub and Boots & Bourbon will have a lineup of musical acts and treats. Get a taste of Celtic and Soul food, music, and drink! Enjoy a BBQ feast and some of Ontario’s best Craft Beers on the Back Patio and Beer Garden, plus a host of delicious bites from Boots and Bourbon.

1:00pm Keith Jolie  is a roots and blues inspired City-Folker. Keith is a Canadian singer-songwriter, who has been influenced by the Canadian independent music scene as well as the lyrical influences of the writers from the American Beat Movement.


2:30pm The Tall Grass singers are made up of Chloe Watkinson and the Roberts Sisters; Gail Roberts and Kate Roberts. They have been sharing their passion for beautiful harmonies all over Toronto, and on the streets of New Orleans both with a band and without. The music they sing tends to consist of Southern Gospel and Old Time Country music but also spans into jazz, blues and soul music

Tall grass singers

At 4pm get your boots stomping with Boots and Bourbon leading line and dancing lesson, and then taking it out flash mob style. Steak nights begin at 5pm; come and enjoy 3 different sizes and styles of Steak at great prices!!! Come for the after-party at 10pm for some live Celtic Rock with the O’Deadly’s Irish morsels and show off your Gallic foot work with guest Celtic band.


Since 2002, Toronto-based Streetcar Developments has designed and developed a series of stunning loft projects located in some of Toronto’s hippest locations. Along the way, they’ve earned accolades for being a different kind of developer.

For over 10 years, Streetcar Development has built numerous successful midrise developments in the east and west-end of Toronto, always in close partnership with the local community and city. They’ve been recognized for their work by numerous industry organizations, such as BILD and TUDA.

Les Malins Streetcar image

An Sibín Pub brings A Touch of Ireland to The Riverside.   Affectionately known to neighbours as “The Shebeen” opened its doors on August 31st, 2012, with a brand new high-end interior, Gastro-Irish Pub Fare, an exciting Beer & Music line-up and the warm, true-to-heart hospitality the Irish are well known for.

Rick & Scott

Boots ‘N’ Bourbon Saloon is leading the charge of Toronto’s new-found enthusiasm for country music and cowboy cuisine. It’s one of two western bars to open serendipitously on the same day, and already it shows promise of becoming a major party destination and live country music venue.

Boots & Bourbon



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


Get Down with the Burger Shoppe Boogie

During the Eats & Beats Street Festival, ), Boogie down with Burger Shoppe’s live DJ while getting served up their “Hot Hawaiian” for $5(4oz cheese burgers with Pineapple, Sriracha aioli, lettuce, lettuce and tomato.

 eb1Riverside Burger at Burger Shoppe

Burger Shoppe is Toronto’s East Side original old-school take out burger joint, where the BQM(Burger Shoppe Quality Meats) story began. After a trip to NYC, BQM’s founder Saeed Mohamed wanted to open a burger shop with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Saeed flipped his first fresh ground patty on March 12, 2007 and a new Toronto institution was born. They are located at 688 Queen Street E, Toronto.


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