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.

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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.


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Olive & Olives Rainbow themed salad workshops

On Saturday June 7th for the Eats and Beats Festival- A World Pride affiliate event, Olive & Olives will be hosting a healthy and delicious cooking workshop that will be sure to both introduce you to a new way to cook and include fun and vibrant colors!

Olive oil has been recognized as a contributor to healthy hearts and longevity. Taste and learn how to incorporate this exquisite and luscious ingredient into easy everyday meals and treats. Join us at our Eats & Beats StreetFEST for a free mini cooking class at 1pm and 3pm, showcasing on how you can mix a diversity of foods and top it off with olive oil. If June 7th doesn’t work for you sign up for a cooking lesson! There is one every month at 779 Queen Street East. Sign up for the June 7th workshop here

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Olive & Olives sells the best olive oil in town! They buy directly from their producers ensuring the highest quality and have very knowledgeable staff. Anyone at the store will be happy to recommend an oil for any occasion whether it be for everyday use or a special event. If you disagree with their expert opinion feel free to use their tasting bar anytime, but keep in mind we are confident you’ll agree!

Olive & Olives likes to keep things interesting with different monthly themes. We are looking forward to the new theme, Cocktail Hour! Hurry in because it is Olive & Olives 10th anniversary and they have some stellar sales going on, but they won’t last long. Or if you don’t want to hurry in give them a call (416) 551-8181 any order over 50 dollars has free delivery.

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Olive & Olives head office is in Montreal however the Riverside couldn’t be happier that one of their locations is on Queen Street. They are open 7 days a week for all your oil purchasing needs!


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DON VALLEY STOMPERS to perform at Eats & Beats in Riverside Street Fest!

As part of Eats & Beatsin Riverside’s  Big Horn Beats on Saulter, DON VALLEY STOMPERS will be performing at Saulter Street from 1:00pm- 3:30pm. This is truly fitting since Riverside Toronto western edge is along the Don Valley.


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Fresh music with Toronto’s local jazz band the Don Valley Stompers, a powerful 7 piece band that play in the New Orleans dancehall tradition. This high energy band takes old-time jazz seriously – they even have a Sousaphone – and clearly intend to carry the tradition into the future, while enjoying themselves immensely.


Don Valley Stompers in New Orleans. Photo by Brian Towers

Don Valley Stompers in New Orleans. Photo by Brian Towers

With Juno nominee Rob Teehan and other blow-your-socks-off band members, this 1pm free street concert is one that you don’t want to miss. Literally, they are going to be performing acoustically as their sound is so powerful they won’t need any amplification!

Want a pre-event taste? Click HERE to hear a live You Tube recording of the Don Valley Stompers.


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Get Ready to Levitate and Experience a Yoga Like No Other!

During Eats & Beats in Riverside Flying Yogi will once again be demonstrating their unique yoga suspension at the Saulter, Big Horn Beats street closure. This is one of the many fun activities happening on Saulter street during Eats & Beats in Riverside.

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THE FLYING YOGI, is Canada’s first Suspension Yoga Studio, offers Suspension Yoga classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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With the support of the revolutionary OmGym Suspension System, the world’s most versatile, multi-purpose yoga sling, Suspension Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with resistance training, aerobatics and gymnastics for a super fun workout.  Stop by their stand in Saulter street to “hang out” and you’ll discover the fun as well as the amazing health benefits that suspended inversions have to offer!

Aerial movements will help to decompress your spine, strengthen your core and increase flexibility with the deepest most delicious stretches imaginable.  After only a couple of minutes of inverting with the OmGym Suspension Yoga sling, you will be guaranteed to feel exhilarated, refreshed, and possibly even taller!

Be sure to check out their Studio location: 245 Carlaw Ave., Suite 007 Toronto. Tel: 647-993-YOGI (9644)   email:


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Quince Flowers & The Happiness Block Party on Munro Street

From 2:00- 6:00pm Oma Chiropractic & Quince Flowers are bringing together people from their circles and yours for the sheer fun of it during the Happiness Block Party on Munro Street Plus, they are celebrating the launching QT, a new venture by Quince Flowers. Relax your body, put flowers in your hair, and enjoy the musical styling of The Woodshed Orchestra and the sound of children’s laughter. Smiles and hugs are free!

During Eats & Beats Munro street will be running a tea and sympathy garden. This means you’re welcome to stop in for tea in a delightful calming atmosphere, and share your worries with a lovely elder.  On your way out you can expect a free hug! But be wary, if you don’t accept a hug you may get tickled with feathers. Also set up at this delight filled party, will be Choco Soul vendors, who will tantilize your senses with mouth-watering horizontally traded chocolate.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the QT truck! It will be on the streets for Eats & Beats to help you fill your flower craving. With QT – call Quince flowers (416)-594-1414 with an order, and they will happily deliver it to your house. Be on the lookout for new sales at Quince Flowers because there will be some big ones following Eats & Beats!

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Quince Flowers 

Truly, Quince Flowers is the place to be if you need designer flowers. From roses to tulips to their iconic succulent plant balls, Quince Flowers has everything your heart desires. Come by 660 Queen Street East on July 7th for the Eats & Beats festival to get fantastic flowers as well as participate in a variety of family friendly activities including Beach Balls, Hula Hooping, and Bubble Blowing.

Quince Flowers is dedicated to making you happy. They care about their customers and their well-being. Quince Flowers is proud to say that they find the best quality flowers that are out there. Next time you’re in the neighbourhood stop on in; or if you don’t want to leave your house give them a call and the QT truck will be over within 24 hours!

Partnering in this happy party is Oma Chiropractic. Oma Chiropractic is a practice of doctors and health practitioners who take a holistic more natural approach to caring for yourself. Oma Chiropractic focuses on building health by releasing tension, improving function and increasing resilience through hands-on personalized care. They want you to feel so good under their care that, symptomatic or not you make Oma a part of your regular wellness routine.

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Oma Chiropractic


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