Get Ready to Jazz it Up at Dimensions for Riverside Eats & Beats June 3rd

LIVE MUSIC BY ELANA HARTE FEATURING JEN BENTON WILL ACCOMPANY THE AWE-INSPIRING ART AT 732 QUEEN ST. E.

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th alongside the Riverdale ArtWalk. Join us as the festival helps ‘Celebrate 150’ and Indigenous roots, with festivities spanning Riverside’s 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Avenue.

 

OCanada at Dimensions

On Saturday, June 3rd from 1-6pm make sure to stop by Dimensions Custom Framing and Gallery during the Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest. Here, you will be greeted with beautiful photography and stunning art pieces including the “O’Canada” by Sandra MacGilivray. Plus, from 2-4pm, live music from Elana Harte featuring Jen Benton will bring you an incredible blend of Classic Music through the decades from 70s to current hits. Make sure to drop by to join in the fun and excitement!

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Get to Know Dimensions!

Situated in the heart of Toronto’s Riverside, Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery has become one of the city’s most reputable places for custom framing and a celebrated showcase for artwork from all genres. This fresh, expansive gallery is the collaborative product of Ellen Davidson and Wendy Palmer, in business together for over fifteen years. Visit them to discover some of North America’s finest contemporary artists, bring in your cherished pieces, or have them come to your home or workplace for a discussion on framing design!

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The gallery is also available for rent for private or corporate functions such as weddings, receptions, concerts, lectures, luncheons, presentations, book readings and conferences. Please contact the gallery directly for further information.

 

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 BIAOntario 150BMO Queen & Saulter BranchHullmarkDowntown Automotive Group, and Metroland Media.

Farewell to Dangerous Dan’s Diner – May 28th is Last day to Visit the ‘Double D’

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Dangerous Dan’s over the years – Top left: the famous ‘Coronary Burger’, Top Right: Original Owner Dan Wooley with the ‘Barrel Belly Bruiser’ Burger; Middle: James McKinnon current owner and grandson to Dan; Bottom left: the diner’s interior always shows their unique sense of humour; Bottom right: Outside mural in previous times at the ‘Double D’

 

The popular Riverside burger joint with menu staples like the “coronary burger,” the “big Kevorkian” and deep-fried Mars bars will close his weekend after 18 years on the block, one of Riverside’s longest running establishments.

The restaurant opened in 1999 at the corner of Queen St E and Broadview, and was named after current owner James McKinnon’s grandfather and original owner, Dan Wooley, who McKinnon called his “favourite person.” Ironically, Wooley “couldn’t cook a thing,” McKinnon said. McKinnon said he started working in fine-dining restaurants at the age of 15 and he will miss the instant gratification he gets from serving people food.

“I hope they’ll remember they had a good time,” he said about his customers. “We’re part of people’s lives, not a big part but a small part.”

“We’ve got people who were coming in when they were kids and now they’re bringing their kids… they make a pilgrimmage.”

Dangerous Dan’s will serve up its last burger on Sunday, May 28 so here’s your chance to get a last taste of the ‘Double D’ and bid them a fond farewell.

Experience ‘Doors Open Toronto’ in Riverside May 27th & 28th!

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Experience the Riverside Architecture Walk

This Saturday and Sunday, get your walking shoes on and join local Historian Ron Fletcher, Team Sheppard and the Riverside BIA for the Riverside Architecture Walk – a part of ‘Doors Open Toronto’ Walking tours. Learn about Riverside neighbourhood’s fascinating history and architecture dating back to the 1800s, as well as the inside scoop on exciting current and future plans. Explore the stories of the Postal Station G, the Riverside Bridge, Royal Canadian Curling Club, Degrassi Street, and the Opera House, the Broadview Hotel and much, much more.

‘Doors Open Walking Tours’ is an exciting program of free walking tours that delves deep into the stories, histories and architecture of a variety of neighbourhoods. Registration is mandatory and space is limited.

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‘Riverside Walks’ is our series of FREE local walking tours throughout the spring, summer, and fall (May-Oct). They invite everyone to come and explore the vibrant Riverside neighbourhood and get to know Riverside businesses better! Sponsored by Team Sheppard Re/MAX, our 2017 walks will showcase Riverside’s diverse culture, heritage, and culinary delights – catering to a wide variety of interests. All walks are led by local residents and Riverside personalities.

PLUS: Tour the Royal Canadian Curling Club
Riverside’s Doors Open Building’

Take a tour of the Royal Canadian Curling Club, Riverside’s original sports and recreation facility established in the early 1900s. Explore exhibits, trophies and meet the members past and current!
Get all the tours times and details here.

Check out 150+ Artists at Riverdale Art Walk during Riverside Eats & Beats June 3rd and 4th

THE 19TH ANNUAL RIVERDALE ARTWALK SHOWCASES LOCAL ARTISTS IN JIMMIE SIMPSON PARK

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th alongside the Riverdale ArtWalk. Join us as the festival helps ‘Celebrate 150’ and Indigenous roots, with festivities spanning Riverside’s 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Avenue.

While you’re at the Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest on June 3rd and 4th, head over to the easterly end of the neighbourhood to Jimmie Simpson Park for the 19th Annual Riverside ArtWalk. Hosted by the Artists’ Network, the Riverdale ArtWalk is bigger and better than it has ever been before, with over 150 established and emerging artists exhibiting painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture.

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The event is free and open to the public so you can experience art all in one area over the weekend. Enjoy this chance  to discuss art with local artists and find that perfect piece or two to take home and make your own.

Riverdale ArtWalk Tour  -June 4th @ 12:30pm

Make sure to join Walk Leader Lynne Patterson on June 4th as she guides the Riverdale ArtWalk Tour, showcasing art pieces in the windows of local Riverside and Leslieville business from established and emerging artists participating in the Riverdale ArtWalk and shares information about the vibrant Riverside neighbourhood. Tour starts at 1:30pm (approx. 2 hrs) from the Riverdale Art Walk/Riverside BIA Booth in Jimmie Simpson Park (south/east corner) and walks along Queen St. East.

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Highlights of the Riverdale ArtWalk

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Artists’ Network Booth 
Get a good overview of participating artists by visiting the featured gallery wall at the Artists’ Network booth (south east side of the park facing Queen Street). Booth numbers enable you to find the work you love quickly and easily.

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WIN! PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD & DRAW

Artists’ Network Booth 

You could win a beautiful piece of art!
Complete a ballot at the Artists’ Network booth. Look for the “I Gave Art” sign in participating booths.

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 BIAOntario 150BMO Queen & Saulter BranchHullmarkDowntown Automotive Group, and Metroland Media.

Get a taste of summer with Toronto Food Tours at the Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest June 3rd

TORONTO FOOD TOURS WILL BE COOKING UP SOMETHING SPECIAL UNDER THEIR EATS AND BEATS CULINARY TENT ON SAULTER STREET

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th alongside the Riverdale ArtWalk! Join us as the festival helps Ontario and Canada ‘Celebrate 150’, with festivities spanning Riverside’s 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Avenue.

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With a dynamic lineup of chefs, local restaurateurs and food and drink artisans, Toronto Food Tours is excited to demonstrate delicious summer recipes and offer plenty of culinary tips and tricks along the way. You will not want to miss the special pig roast planned as well as advice from food experts from across the city. The event will take place at the Saulter Street Closure from 1-6pm. For further details on the culinary schedule and other delicious details, make sure to visit the Toronto Food Tours website.

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More about Toronto Food Tours

Toronto Food Tours is locally owned and operated by partners Chef Scott Savoie, the city’s original and iconic food tour guy, and John Anderson, a local restaurateur and pub owner for over 25 years. They are dedicated to featuring the culinary and cultural diversity of the city through food, drink tours, edible escapades, cooking class and tastings. Their goal is to give visitors and locals alike a curated taste of place showcasing the best of locally grown Ontario foods, Artisanal Wines, Beers & Spirits served by local chefs and bartenders that are proud of their craft.

“We have been doing tours with Chef Scott for several years now. This is our 3rd event with him. He always makes us feel like a VIP. This time we went on the Little Italy tour. The food and stories were fantastic. Will be booking his Canoe Escapade this summer and really want to do the St. Lawrence Market tour.” – T. Beaulieu, Toronto

“We did a corporate team building event for our staff. It was just so much fun. Everyone had a ball. The food was delicious and Chef Scott and John we such great hosts.” – P. Rivard, Toronto

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 BIAOntario 150BMO Queen & Saulter BranchHullmarkDowntown Automotive Group, and Metroland Media.