Enjoy Dog-Friendly Activities by DAG & THS at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest!

Enjoy the dog- and people- friendly activities hosted by the Downtown Automotive Group in their lot at 645 Queen E as part of Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest! Plus, check out the fun activities planned at the Toronto Humane Society, just across the bridge.  

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.

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CHECK OUT THE EVENT GUIDE (PDF)

At Riverside Eats & Beats, from 1-5pm, in Downtown Automotive Group’s (DAG) parking lot at 645 Queen St E (Queen St E and Carroll St) bring your four-legged friend for tasty treats and donate to the Toronto Humane Society doggie stations! For you: enjoy BBQ from Il Ponte. Plus, see how DAG’s new 7-dealership/residential complex build is progressing while checking out the latest new vehicles.

More about DAG:

Downtown Automotive Group (DAG) has been around since 1992 and takes “community to heart”. Their select group of dealerships offers a number of new and used vehicles. DAG have been involved with many different community causes, from supporting local young people’s sports teams to the YWCA Women’s Shelter.

DAG is currently undertaking an ambitious new development that will lead to the establishment of Riverside Square—a 7-dealership property with nearly 800 condo units for residential purposes. To find out more about this exciting plan visit their website.

 

PLUS, follow the pawprints just across the bridge, to corner of Queen and River and pop into The Toronto Humane Society to celebrate 130 years of helping animals. Join in their annual open house and from 11am-5pm make toys for the dogs, read to the rabbits, tour the Cat Sky House and more like go on a guided tour or lead your own scavenger hunt or shop a giant Yard Sale and Bake Sale.

More about the Toronto Humane Society:

From its beginnings in 1887 The Toronto Humane Society has had a long journey and continues to demonstrate its commitment to the humane treatment of animals. Learn more about its history and have fun with the animals on Saturday June 2nd as part of the Eats and Beats Street Festival!

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.

Get moving and grooving at the ACTIVATE! Block Party during Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest on June 2nd!

Celebrate Toronto Bike Month at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest with bicycle-powered live music from Tune Your Ride and lots more!

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)

From 1-6pm on June 2nd, get moving with activities at our Munro Street Closure. Lend us your energy to power live tunes from our bicycle-powered music station provided by Tune Your Ride, including:

1:00pm: enjoy the famed Don Kerr, a prominent drummer and producer on the local indie-music scene for years. Having formed the band Communism, Kerr and two others celebrated their debut album Get Down Get Together in 2016. Their new album starts from the basic guitar/bass/drums/vocals setup, and plays with many different styles. There’s the 50s-y doo-wop of “One of Everyone,” the almost dance-punk frenzy of “Bye Bye Bees” and an easygoing 60s feel to “Forgiveness.” Look forward to lots of groovy tunes on Saturday June 2nd at 1pm.

2:00pm: Blarg’s fun interactive tunes will delight the whole family. There’s a bass. There’s a banjo. They’re a banjo / bass boy band. They are Blarg. This music will make you hop, smile and stay awhile

3:00pm: Abigail Lapell will hit the sweet spot with folk music lovers. Toronto folk noir songwriter Abigail Lapell draws from roots, indie and punk rock traditions. Hailed as an artist to watch by NOW Magazine, she’s toured across North America and Europe, performing on vocals, piano, harmonica and finger style guitar. Closer to home, she’s completed tours by bicycle, canoe and train. Listen to her “powerful, sweet voice” through bicycle powered speakers.

4:00pm: Take a journey through hypnotic folk tunes/stories with Dana Sipos. Sipos’ tenderly skewed songs are filled with a wild wind. She has been touring extensively in support of her Canadian Folk Music nominated album, receiving international acclaim and songwriting accolades. Get excited to hear some new music from Sipos during the festival.

 

PLUS enjoy bike themed activities hosted by Riverside businesses:

  • The ever-popular make-your-own smoothie by bicycle from Oma Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!!
  • Riverside’s Switchback Cyclery will be on hand to give expert advice on bicycle safety checks; plus kids can hone their rules of the roadskills and knowledge in Switchback’s Kid’s Bike Rodeo! Get Road Ready with:
    • Free CAN BIKE instruction sessions (1:30pm and 3:30pm)
    • Kids Rodeo to improve bike handling skills
    • Free safety check (with free adjustments to brakes & shifters)
    • 15% off safety accessories (bells, lights, helmets and locks)
    • Draw for a Bike Safety Gift Basket!
  • Quince Flowers invites you to get dirty with a terrarium workshop ($$, registration required), plus their 4th annual photo booth where they’ll be creating complimentary living botanical tattoos!! Interested? Ride over, park your bike and get decorated!

To check out all the fun details, register for activities and let us know if you’re coming to the #RiversideTO #EatsNBeats Streetfest!

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

“Ready, set, play!” with the Queen/Saulter Library at Riverside Eats & Beats

Don’t miss out on the fun to be had at the Saulter Street closure with live music and fun activities for all ages. 

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 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.

From 1pm to 5pm on June 2nd, the Queen/Saulter Library  will be in the festival’s Saulter Street Closure with a variety of interactive kids’ activities including face painting and their Pop-Up Learning Lab 3D Printer Demo, face painting and more during the 6th Annual Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest! Materials will be provided.

And don’t miss the Don Valley Stompers as they bring down the house with live New Orleans-style Jazz from 1-4pm, just outside the library! 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.

PLUS for the young and the old, test your national knowledge & spin the wheel with Historica Canada’s trivia challenge. Historica Canada is the largest independent organization dedicated to history and citizenship in Canada. Some of Historica Canada’s other nationwide programs include Encounters with Canada and The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Here are some Canadian trivia questions to get you thinking. (Answer Key below)

 

Answers: 1. Bluenose 2.Village 3.Telescope  4. Winnipeg Falcons

FUN FACTS about the Queen/Saulter Library:

An episode of the Kids of Degrassi Street (the original Degrassi series) was filmed in the branch. The branch exterior and the surrounding area was made up to appear to be from the 1930s for the filming of the movie Cinderella Man. Many other films and TV shows have been filmed in or around the branch.

The branch opened in 1979 and was relocated in 1980 to the former Postal Station G, designed in 1913 by architect E. J. Lennox, the architect who also designed Old City Hall, Casa Loma and the King Edward Hotel! The branch’s wooden doors, marble flooring and marble counters date back to 1913.

The branch shares its space with the Ralph Thornton Centre, a multipurpose community facility that serves the greater Riverdale area, and will also be doing fabulous activities in its 2nd floor space during Riverside Eats & Beats – stayed tuned!

In addition to the Library’s greats books and multi-media, the branch has fun and free programs like the Lego Club, Saturday Family time, health and wellness talks, and a whole schedule of great programming. Also, be sure to make use of the library’s great services like after hours’ book drop, express checkout, pedometer lending, computer workstations and free WI-FI.

To check out all the fun details, register for activities and let us know if you’re coming to the #RiversideTO #EatsNBeats Streetfest!

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

You Can’t Miss Nell and Natasha’s FREE Rhythm & Blues BBQ on McGee St

Feed your stomach and nourish your soul at Riverside’s 6th Annual Eats and Beats Streetfest.

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 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.

As part of the 6th Annual Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest on June 2nd, come and meet dynamic duo, Nell and Natasha of Real Estate Homeward Brokerage. Enjoy their complimentary community BBQ at the festival’s McGee Street Closure. Feed your stomach with BBQ goodness (1pm-3pm) and enjoy refreshments along with some classics and originals from Jenna & The Groove Tones from 1-5pm!

At 3pm there will be FREE drumming workshops by Kidz “n” Treble

Plus from 1-4pm more kid-friendly activities hosted by the BMO Queen/Saulter Branch at their Kids Fun Tent!

It’s all happening on McGee Street during Riverside Eats & Beats!

More about Nell and Natasha

Nell Bradshaw and Natasha Varjacic of Real Estate Homeward are a mother and daughter real estate ‘dream team’ who live and work in Riverside. They are our community champions, hosting fun neighbourhood events with proceeds going to charitable causes.  Nell and Natasha also support community development a world away. Each month they donate a portion of their commissions to help provide food, school supplies, and access to clean water to the children and families in Maseno, Kenya.

To check out all the fun details, register for activities and let us know if you’re coming to the #RiversideTO #EatsNBeats Streetfest!

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

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest is back on Sat, Jun 2nd!

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 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.

This year’s festival will feature:

Live performances and activities at street closures including:

  • Eats & Beats Main Stage and Toronto Food Tours Culinary Tent @ Broadview Ave and Queen St. East
  • Activate! Block Party on Munro @ Munro St. North of Queen St. East
  • Live music and Ready, Set, Play! @ Saulter St. South of Queen St. East
  • Free BBQ & Blues @ McGee St. South of Queen St. East
  • Great eats and buys at sidewalk sale prices from a variety of Riverside eateries and shops!

*There will be a variety of outdoor food tasters, promos & live music hosted by Riverside businesses all along Queen St. East.

CHECK OUT THE EVENT GUIDE (PDF)

Check out all the fun details, REGISTER for activities and let us know you’re coming to the #RiversideTO #EatsNBeats Streetfest!

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