Riverside Talks is where local residents meet once a month to learn something new, find out what’s going on in the neighbourhood, and get to know each other. It’s the ideal opportunity to share their vision for change in a community setting of business owners, other residents and city officials. Riverside Talks will be held on the last Tuesday of every month at the An Sibin Pub, 709 Queen Street East.
The Agenda is as follows:
- 7:00pm – 7:10pm – Introduction and “Meet your Neighbour”
- 7:10pm – 7:20pm – Words from the Councillor’s Office
- 7:20pm – 7:30pm – Updates from Riverside BIA
- 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Open Discussion
- 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Live and Learn
Meet Your Neighbour
Three people will get the chance to introduce themselves in front of everyone and have a few minutes to talk about their life in the neighbourhood and what they like most about the area.
Words from the Councillor’s Office
Councillor Paula Fletcher or a designated member of her staff will have the chance to talk about what they have planned for the neighbourhood or discuss any other matters involving the community.
The Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA) extends from the DVP to Empire Ave along Queen Street. The Riverside BIA works to promote the Riverside as a distinctive shopping and dining area through streetscape improvements (public art, benches, street planters), events (Eats & Beats, Walk Fest, Light up the Riverside), and providing general maintenance, marketing and long term planning. They will be discussing what is upcoming in the Riverside, and how the residents can get involved.
A Facebook page has been set up to submit topics for community discussion and items requiring a vote. During this time, we will try to go through as many topics possible starting from the top.
Live and Learn
The evening will end with an engaging session of live entertainment or informative seminar. Be it live music, stand up comedy, magic show, poetry reading or gardening 101, the goal of Live and Learn is to provide an interactive experience for the community.
Riverside Talks – All Welcome – Kick-off Meeting Tuesday June 25th 7pm – An Sibin Pub (709 Queen E)
Questions – contact Riverside BIA Marketing Committee Member William Chan – (416) 464- 7760