BIG Thanks to BMO for Sponsoring Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest 2018!

BMO Queen & Saulter Branch is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest. Visit the BMO fun tent at the festival’s McGee St closure on June 2nd 1-4pm!

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 20th annual Riverdale Artwalk. Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past De Grassi Street.

>>>CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS & LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING <<<<<

CHECK OUT THE EVENT GUIDE (PDF)

 

On Saturday June 2nd, from 1-4pm, BMO’s Queen and Saulter branch will be at the festival’s McGee St. closure, providing activities and fun gifts for kids and an opportunity to win amazing prizes. Join in the fun!

Get to know the BMO Queen and Saulter Branch

This year, BMO Queen and Saulter Branch celebrated its 105th anniversary in Riverside! As one of the longest members of the Riverside community, BMO’s Queen & Saulter Branch has also been a long-time supporter of community initiatives that have built community and belonging. As sponsors of this year’s Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest, BMO has proven once again that it is proud to serve the community well-beyond its core business.

To check out all the fun details of Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest, register for activities, and let us know you’re coming!

So come join us – and share your memories on social media using #eatsnbeats and #RiversideTO for chance to win a free Riverside t-shirt!

BIG THANK YOU to Riverside Eats & Beats 2018 sponsors for helping make this fantastic event possible: the Riverside BIABMO Queen & Saulter Branch, and Metroland Media

Enjoy the Live Beats Featured Throughout Riverside’s Streetfest on June 2nd

Here’s a guide to the live musical performances coming up at Riverside Beats of Streetfest on June 2nd , all along Queen Street from the DVP to Empire Ave.

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 20th annual Riverdale Artwalk. Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past De Grassi Street.

>>>CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS & LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING <<<<<

CHECK OUT THE EVENT GUIDE (PDF)

FEEL THE BEATS – ALL ALONG QUEEN ST EAST from DVP to EMPIRE AVE:

Broadview Ave and Queen St. East 

Enjoy performances from Turbo Street Funk at 1pm, DJ Beats from 2-2:45pm and then from 5pm onwards. At  2:45pm take part in a Charleston Lesson with Bees’ Knees Dance, then at 3pm put your skills to the test and get your swing dancing on with the Sugar Foot Stompers! At 4pm, Samba Toronto with keep you moving with Brazilian spirit of its drummers, percussionists and costumed dancer.

Carroll St. and Queen St. East 

Enjoy live music from 2-4pm by locally based blues-rock band Monkey Fighting Snakes on the Dark Horse Patio at 630 Queen St E.

Munro St. and Queen St. East 

Come to the festival’s Munro Street closure and lend your energy to bicycle-powered music from Tune Your Ride. At 1pm enjoy the famed Don Kerr, 2pm Blarg’s fun interactive tunes will delight the whole family, 3pm Abigail Lapell will hit the sweet spot with folk music lovers and at 4pm take a journey through hypnotic folk tunes/stories with Dana Sipos.

Saulter St. and Queen St. East 

Come on down to Saulter St. and enjoy tunes to get you moving from 1-4pm as the Don Valley Stompers bring down the house with live New Orleans-style Jazz.

McGee St. and Queen St. East 

From 1-5pm listen to Jenna & The Groove Tones perform classics and originals. At 3pm there will be a free drumming workshop by Kids “N” Treble.

To check out all the fun details of Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest, registerfor activities, and let us know you’re coming!

So come join us – and share your memories on social media using #eatsnbeats and #RiversideTO for chance to win a free Riverside t-shirt!

BIG THANK YOU to Riverside Eats & Beats 2018 sponsors for helping make this fantastic event possible: the Riverside BIABMO Queen & Saulter Branch, and Metroland Media

Riverside Featured on Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018 Medals

On May 17th, the Riverside BIA took part in the 2018 Scotiabank Waterfront Toronto Marathon’s secret Medal Reveal Night! For the big Reveal, the Riverside BIA got together with 100 runners, our local Councillor Paula Fletcher, the Canadian Running Series (CRS) team and medal artists’, to unveil the medal and do a special photo opp in partnership with the TTC which stopped traffic on the bridge.

Photo op on the bridge with 100 runners and VIPs

Photo op on the bridge with 100 runners and VIPs

The 2018 Finishers’ medals feature the Riverside bridge with a TTC streetcar, something which has become a symbol of our neighbourhood. Ever since the bridge’s iconic art was commissioned by the BIA and City in the 1990s, this image has been an important daily fixture and inspiration, along with the streetcars that pass through every few minutes.  The message of the medal is the ever-changing, dynamic yet resilient neighbouhrood and city made by many community-builders. This mirrors the mission of the CRS to work together to use running as a platform to build a healthier, happier, more sustainable city and showcase it to the world.

Framed medal featuring the Riverside Bridge and TTC streetcar, now at the Riverside BIA office

Framed medal featuring the Riverside Bridge and TTC streetcar, now at the Riverside BIA office

The Riverside BIA is so proud to have been a part of the big reveal this year, and to have received a copy of this amazing medal which will be proudly displayed in our office. Big thanks to Councillor Fletcher and Canadian Running Series!

Read the full Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Medal Reveal Media Release

Pamper Yourself and Get Fit at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest June 2nd

During Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest, pamper yourself and get fit with demos, deals and more at Riverside shops and services – experience the many fitness and self-care options Riverside has to offer!

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 20th annual Riverdale ArtWalk. Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past De Grassi Street.

>>>CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS & LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING <<<<<

CHECK OUT THE EVENT GUIDE (PDF)

Here are some of the highlighted comfort, beauty and wellness specials and services on offer during Riverside Eats & Beats:

Ready for a change and a new summer hairstyle? 

Lone & Co is a collection of independent creators in a warm and inclusive environment. Meet their stylists or Book Online. During Riversie Eats & Beats Streetfest, Lone & Co is having a Gift Basket Draw! Stop by their sidewalk booth at 717 Queen E from 2:00pm – 6:00pm and cast your ballot for a Kevin Murphy gift basket ($200 value)!

Treat yourself to a service by Waxon Waxbar – the best waxing salon in Toronto!

Voted as the #1 waxing salon in Toronto, Waxon Waxbar focuses exclusively making you smooth! Their reasonable pricing makes it easy to remove any unwanted hair for both men and women. During Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest, stop by their location at 766 Queen E from 1-6pm and inquire with their guest services team on how NEW clients can receive a FREE service card.

Looking for a place to stay the weekend?

The Broadview Hotel has been revamped from the buildings historic beginnings as a meeting hall in 1890s, to its reopening as a boutique hotel in 2017. Located in Riverside at Queen and Broadview, the charming hotel is your gateway to the city’s most captivating neighbourhood. During Riverside Eats & Beats Streetest, from 1pm-6pm stop by The Broadview Hotel at 106 Broadview Ave where they will be celebrating with music & food. It’s also a luxe place to stay the night or weekend while you enjoy all the local festivities – but be sure to book your stay in advance through their convenient online system.

Chi Junky Yoga & Wellness Studio Will Get You Addicted to Feeling Good!

Chi Junky’s squad of wellness experts welcomes you to stop by their open house at 70 McGee Street during Riverside Eats & Beats from 9am-3pm. Get Addicted to an awesome yoga experience with free classes & offerings. Come try your first class FREE plus receive 10% off class packages (in person only, not applicable for unlimited memberships).

Get excited for an epic demonstration by Diamond Muay Thai

Diamond Muay Thai & Fitness at 740 Queen E will be hosting live Muay Thai + Boxing Demos during Riverside Eats & Beats with athletes and fitness enthusiasts, including kids! If your summer goals are to get fit and gain confidence Diamond Muay Thai offers multiple classes for kids and adults to try this summer.

To check out all the fun details of Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest, register for activities, and let us know you’re coming!

So come join us – and share your memories on social media using #eatsnbeats and #RiversideTO for chance to win a free Riverside t-shirt!

BIG THANK YOU to Riverside Eats & Beats 2018 sponsors for helping make this fantastic event possible: the Riverside BIA, BMO Queen & Saulter Branch, and Metroland Media.

Check out HOT EATS at Riverside Eats & Beats Streefest June 2nd

Here’s a guide for your taste buds of the HOT EATS available during Riverside’s Eats & Beats Streetfest on June 2nd , all along Queen Street from the DVP to Empire Ave.

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 20th annual Riverdale Artwalk. Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past De Grassi Street.

>>>CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS & LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING <<<<<

CHECK OUT THE EVENT GUIDE (PDF)

HOT EATS – ALL ALONG QUEEN ST EAST from DVP to EMPIRE AVE:

SMASH! Ping Pong Serves up Eats & Beats Sat, Jun 2nd 4:00pm- 2:00am 672 Queen St East. Don’t miss out on ping pong, BBQ food and drink specials and killer tunes.

Get ‘Smoothie’ Deals at Pulp Kitchen! Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00- 6:00pm  689 Queen St East. Get a Berry Bliss Smoothie or Skintastic Juice for just $3 at Pulp Kitchen’s grand re-opening!!

Eastbound Brewery. Sat, Jun 2nd from 1:00-4:30pm, 700 Queen St. E. Stop by Eastbound Brewing Co for their wide menu of home-made brews and dishes to pair!

Brickworks Cider House. Sat, Jun 2nd time 1-6pm, NEW LOGO (Brickworks) 709 Queen St East. Get your home-made apple pies and homemade candy apples ($$) at Brickworks Ciderhouse! Plus enjoy complimentary Cider Samples from 1-6pm.

The Real KFC at Kaboom Chicken. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-6:00pm. 722 Queen St East. Stop by for delicious Asian fusion including the crispiest Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) Toronto has to offer!

Fresh Baked at Broadview Bakery & Deli. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-6:00pm. 728 Queen St East. Enjoy a huge selection of well-priced, freshly baked, preservative free Montreal-style bagels, baked pastries and deli items.

Sweet Adventures at Sugar Loaf. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-5:00pm. 729 Queen St East. Enjoy a special selection of sweets and pastries European non-traditional style.

Butchers of Distinction Pavement BBQ. Sat, June 2nd 1:00pm-3:30pm. 738 Queen St East. Butchers of Distinction will be grilling a “pastrami” of Limousin Beef Bavette to be served on Rye bread with house-made organic pickles.

Wine Rack Pulls Out the Funk. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm – 6:00pm. 731 Queen St. East. Stop by for a spin with the Wine Rack’s ever-popular Dancing Grapes and for a taste of refreshing cider!

Opera House Grill. Sat, Jun 2nd 11:00am – 11:00pm. 737 Queen St. East. Join us as we celebrate Eats & Beats on our fully licensed patio! We bring a taste of the Danforth to Queen Street with our Greek Menu!

Jerk Pit & Corn Roast with Live Beats at Caribbean Sunset. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-6:00pm. 753A Queen St East. Enjoy all the best of the Caribbean including a jerk pit, corn roast and caribbean-style live entertainment at Caribbean Sunset!

Rockabilly Beats at The Comrade. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-6:00pm. 758 Queen St East. Come by The Comrade for honky-tonk & rockabilly beats by The Marty Allen Band!

Lan Restaurant. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-6:00pm. 755 Queen St. East. Come by Lan’s to enjoy their famous deep fried Vietnamese Spring Roll for 1/2 price!

Bless Your Mouth at Sweet Jesus Icecream. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-6:00pm. 780 Queen St. East. Stop by Sweet Jesus where you can ‘bless your mouth’ with the best and trendiest in cool treats.

Tastes of the Middle East at Tabülè. Sat, Jun 2nd 1:00pm-5:00pm. 810 Queen St. East. Delight the senses with an array of delectable Middle Eastern tasters and adorn yourself with gorgeous Henna tattoos by Gord Grover.

 

To check out all the fun details of Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest, register for activities, and let us know you’re coming!

So come join us – and share your memories on social media using #eatsnbeats and #RiversideTO for chance to win a free Riverside t-shirt!

BIG THANK YOU to Riverside Eats & Beats 2018 sponsors for helping make this fantastic event possible: the Riverside BIA, BMO Queen & Saulter Branch, and Metroland Media.