Get Crafty this Earth Hour Saturday

This Earth Hour Saturday The Riverside has a day long array of sustainably inspired  events.


 Trying to figure out what to do with all those leftover glass jars? Get crafty with the Riverside Green Initiative in a free glass lantern making workshop at Oma Chiropractic.

The Riverside Green Initiative is a neighbourhood group committed to greening the community through gardening and have been active in creating a sustainable Riverside community garden in Joel Weeks Park.

Oma Chiropractic is located at 1 Munro St and is a practice of doctors and health practitioners who take a holistic more natural approach to caring for yourself. As a clinic, Oma Chiropractic also  work to have a lowered environmental impact in their everyday parctice.

Sign up for this free activity HERE

Earth hour Environmental Art Walk

This Earth Hour Saturday The Riverside has a day long array of sustainably inspired  events.

The Artists’ Network members take an innovative approach to gallery spaces, through this collective pop-up exhibit. Led by local Riverside resident Lynne Patterson, this moving exhibit showcases art that either has an environmental theme, or uses/repurposes materials that reduces the art pieces environmental impact.

 janet potter

macFAB (755 Queen Street East) is the starting location for the ART walk.

Register for the Free Art walk here:

Speaking of macFAB,

Get something beautiful that lasts! macFAB’s whole philosophy is quality furnishings and fabrics, which literally last a life time. macfab repurposes well-made antiques, and gives them a modern edge with high quality upholstery. They work at giving the beautifully made furniture a whole new life … and as the bones of the furniture are made to last for generations, unlike much cheap trendy furniture, they won’t end up in the landfill after a year or two.



Saturday March 29th Riverside is the Place to be!

Join us for WWF’s official Toronto Earth Hour celebration!

Author profile imageKELLY O’CONNOR•MARCH 18, 2014

For everyone at WWF, Earth Hour is one of the highlights of the year – an opportunity for us to slow down and reflect on the world around us, where we’re going, and where we want to go.  Earth Hour is a chance to think about what climate change means to you, personally, and a chance to stand together with your community for the future you want, a future where climate change is no longer a threat.

Earth Hour

© Jeremiah Armstrong / WWF-Canada

In Toronto, we’ll be celebrating Earth Hour with the Riverside neighborhood at Queen St. East and Saulter St. Get ready for a great event for the whole family at this free outdoor concert. Together with the Riverside BIA and Ralph Thornton Centre, WWF is putting together a fantastic evening of music, fun and conversation on climate change.

7:45 pm | Concert kick off with the GLO Show Choir
8:15 pm | Remarks by David Miller, CEO of WWF-Canada and Paula Fletcher, City Councillor
8:30 pm | Lights off and moment of reflection
8:35 pm | Musical performance by the Lucas Stagg Band

Check out for all the details.

Why not turn Earth Hour into a full day of celebrations? Join Riverside for an afternoon of fun-filled and free activities for the entire family.

2-5 pm | Lantern making workshop with the Riverside Green Initiative
4 pm    | Environmental ArtWalk led by the Artist Network
4-6 pm | Recycled paper workshop with artist Janet F. Potter

For more information on the afternoon activities and to register, visit: our eventbrite

We hope to see you there!

Earth Hour in RiversideTO March 29


Join WWF-Canada for Earth Hour celebrations in Riverside on Saturday, March 29th

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(events are free, but we would like to know the #s for planning)

Riverside Earth Hour

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Earth Hour is an opportunity to reflect and think about what climate change means to you—and to stand up for the future you want. This year, stand up with your community.  

Join WWF-Canada for Earth Hour celebrations in Riverside on Saturday, March 29th, starting with an afternoon of fun-filled and free activities for the entire family. And end the evening with an outdoor concert with music and special speakers. It will be a great evening for the whole family. We hope to see you there!


 Riverside Community Activities Activites:

  • 2-5pm   |  Free Family Friendly Lantern Making Workshop at OMA Chiropractic (2 Munro at Queen E)
  • 4:00pm |  Free Environmental ArtWalk start at macFAB home store (755 Queen St E)
  • 4-6pm   |   Free Workshop/Demonstration at Dimensions Framing (732 Queen St E)
  • 8:30-9:30pm  |  Free Yoga by Candlelight at energyXchange (698 Queen St E)


Evening Schedule:


  • 7:45pm  |  Concert kick off with the GLO Show Choir at Queen St. E and Saulter St.
  • 8:15pm  |  Remarks
  • 8:30pm  |  Lights off countdown
  • 8:35pm  |  Musical performance by the Lucas Stagg Band     Visit for more information


2-5pm – Free Family Friendly Lantern Making Workshop by Riverside Green Initiative at Oma Chiropractic – (corner of Queen & Munro St).  Families can drop-in to OMA Chiropractic between 2-5pm to make a colourful kids lantern craft for  Earth Hour!  Learn more about the Riverside Community Garden and other green initiatives happening in Riverside

4-6pm -Free Workshop/Demonstation at Dimensions Framing -(732 Queen St E). Create paper from Milk Cartons – by established Mixed Media Artist Janet F. Potter.  Janet’s workshop and exhibit is at Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery – Riverside’s preeminent destination for exceptional custom framing and fine art.  Reclaimed Milk Carton Paper Worshop

4pm – Free Envirnomental ArtWalk starting at macFAB home store -(755 Queen St E), tour various businesses along Queen St East.Finishing at Studio 756  (756 Queen E) where you can meet several of the artists.  Environmental themed exhibits from the Artist Network – Walk led by Artist Network

8:30 – 9:30 pm (Earth Hour) – Free Yoga by Candlelight at energyXchange– 698 Queen St E.  Spend Earth hour doing your mind and body good at the Free Yoga Class – by Candlelight.  Thanks to the team at energyXchange for opening up your studio.

Candle Light Yoga

7:45 – 9:30pm Earth Hour Outdoor Concert – Street Level at Queen &  Saulter – just outside the Ralph Thornton Centre at 765 Queen St East.  The GLO Show Choir from the Etobicoke School of the Arts will kick off the evening, followed by special appearances from David Miller, President and CEO of WWF-Canada, the WWF Panda mascot and more. The lights off countdown will take place at 8:30pm, when the Lucas Stagg Band will perform the Earth Hour Anthem. Bring your family and friends and don’t forget your lantern and reusable mug (free refreshments!).



In addition to the above activites, here are some of the promotions happening in Riverside on March 29th

Belly Dancing – while Balancing Candles at Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine  Across the from the Earth Hour Mainstage is Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine at 810 Queen E.  Before, During and After Earth Hour experience their award winning service and cuisine.  Starting at 8:30pm entertainment will include Belly  Dancing, while balancing Candles!

Free Shave and Shoulder Massage – for customer’s visiting Broadview Beauty Shop.  Pop in an meet George the Barber, who has been servicing customers on Queen St E for 50 years.  George is an iconic figure in Riverside – he is often showcased in movies and TV shows looking for a “good oldfashioned barber”.  To be eligible for your free Shave and Shoulder Massage, mention you saw this Earth Hour promotion on-line.

Extended Shopping hours (until Earth Hour 8:30pm)  at Olive & Olives  –  just 2 doors East of the Earth Hour Mainstage – visit this much sought after purveyor of artisan olive oil, olives, manuka honey, exotic spices and more.

12 x $12 Promotion In-Store at Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread 639 Queen St E   12 shortbread cookies for $12, with $1 going to Evergreen Charity promoting Green Cities.

Brunch service with Children under-10 Eat Free Promotion at Prohibition Gastrohouse – during the day of Mar 29th at 696 Queen St E



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Streetcar Rail Repairs at Queen & Broadview – March 1 and 2 2014

Starting at 7am on March 1, 2014, the TTC will be carrying out repairs at Queen St E and Broadview.   The work will be done on the week-end to ensure that the 504 King Streetcar is operational on Monday.


Excavation work to expose rail will be conducted during the day on Saturday.  There will be diversions to traffic as follows:


504 King Streetcar Route – Streetcars will be diverted both ways via Broadview, Dundas W, Parliament St and King St to route

504 Temporary Bus Replacement Service will be provided between Broadview Station and Queen/Parliament intersecction.


For detail please click here: