Get addicted to feeling good with Chi Junky at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest June 3rd and 4th

RIVERSIDE’S CHI JUNKY STUDIO IS HOSTING FREE CLASSES AND OFFERINGS TO GET EVERYONE EXCITED ABOUT HEALTH!

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.

The Chi Junky Studio is thrilled to be a part of Riverside’s Eats & Beats Streetfest on June 3rd from 1-6PM and the 4th  from 1-4PM! Stop by 70 McGee Street on both days for amazing goodies of all sorts:

  • get a FREE class pass to the studio
  • learn about how yoga can improve your health
  • enjoy delicious fresh cold pressed juices, guilt free treats, coconut water
  • shop organic products and enjoy other offerings!

Best of all, meet Rachelle Wintzen, The Chi Junky herself!

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A Little Background About The Chi Junky

The Chi Junky is a wellness retreat and a yoga studio located in Riverside at 70 McGee Street. Rachelle Wintzen – aka The Chi Junky – offers customized classes and services to help people looking for a healthy change. Designed for busy people looking for a healthy change, Chi Junky makes achieving total wellness simple, accessible and realistic. She provides yoga therapy, food therapy, and body therapy with certified professionals as personal trainers, yoga instructors, massage therapists, and holistic nutritionists. Classes include everything you need such as Jade Yoga mats, props, towels, filtered water, and even organic tea service!

“Chi Junky is the first yoga studio of its kind in Toronto and also offers a host of wellness services. Wintzen wants it to be a ‘one stop shop’ for all of your wellness needs. Chi Junky is pristine, elegant and luxurious.” – BlogTO

“Chi Junky offers small, custom classes with no more than six people to suit a client’s specific needs. Every detail (mats, water, organic tea, towels) is taken care of, all a client has to do is show up.” –  Globe and Mail.

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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.

Arts Market Takes to the Street during the Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest on June 3rd

SHOP LOCAL AT THE OUTDOOR POP-UP ARTS MARKET ON MCGEE AND ENJOY LIVE MUSIC FROM ARTIST LINDSAY FOOTE!

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.

Make sure to stop by our McGee Street closure, south of Queen Street East, where the Arts Market takes to the street to showcase your favorite vendors plus live music! Happening on June 3rd from 1-6PM, the outdoor market will include a variety of interesting and eye-catching items including handmade leather goods, jewellry, scents, cards, vegan and cruelty free products. And don’t miss Toronto folk artist Lindsay Foote, keeping the energy fun and exciting from 2-5PM! (p.s. Vendors will also be outside the Arts Market shop at 790 Queen Street East for more hot buys and music from Dusty Sleeves and the Sound Machine!)

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Vendors at the outdoor market Arts Market on McGee will include:

A Word in the Woods – Handmade leather goods & accessories. Wallets, pouches, notebooks, keychains, & more!

Corktown Soap – Beautiful handmade vegan & cruelty-free soaps, bath salts, shampoo, & more!

Whiff Loves – Unique scents, designed in Toronto. Choose from candles, room sprays, diffuser oils, & more!

JI Cards – Beautiful handmade cards for any occasion! Birthdays, weddings, thank you, & more!

Knick Nack Hobby Shack – Comic & geek inspired art, jewelry, pins, & more!

Dulce Milay – Toronto-based artist, specializing in custom portraits & graphic design!

Aurabella – Vintage, upcycled, precious and semi-precious stones, beads and metals are gathered in creative ways, mixing the old with the new.

The Otter Potter – Unique, handmade ceramic jewelry, vases, bowls, & more!

Get to Know the Arts Market…


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In July 2011, Daniel Cohen started the Arts Market with a simple concept: give artistic entrepreneurs a permanent place to sell their wares at the most affordable rent possible. Today, the Arts Market has three locations, thousands of products, and 175 local artists, designers and creative souls!!

At 790 Queen St. East, opening day was on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.

For the Arts Market, the transition into becoming an  integral part of a growing artistic community and connecting that community with Torontonians has been incredibly rewarding.

 “The Arts Market has such a refreshing atmosphere! Each and every artist booth has its own unique character. I couple spend hours looking at every little thing! It is a very welcoming place, and I love supporting local artists!” – Brandon Kennedy, Toronto Artist and Riverside Customer

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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 moving and grooving at the ACTIVATE! Block Party during Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest on June 3

CELEBRATE TORONTO BIKE MONTH 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 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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From 1-6pm on June 3rd, 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 Jessie Kussin’s bluesy tunes. Kussin’s vocal style draws air from somewhere older than now, somewhere blue and a little bit fragile. Drawing from magical realism, her songwriting explores narrative glimpses of a human kind such as impermanent love, blinding ambition & losing your sense of yourself in the crowd.  Jess is currently working on a collaborative recording project of new material.

2:00pm: Jessica Moore brings you soulful indie music. Moore is a Toronto singer-songwriter whose rich vocals and gentle lyrics are accompanied by her banjo, guitar, and body-percussion. Her songwriting is threaded through with the sensibility for language she has developed as an award-winning poet and translator. Drawing on indie, folk, and spiritual traditions, Jessica’s debut solo album, Beautiful in Red, presents a soulful collection of songs.

3:00pm: Benjamin Hermann is sure to hit a sweet spot amongst folk music lovers. His newest album ‘Windows Wide Open’ released on Roaring Girl Records, mixes subtlety and directness, blending distant instrumentation and strong finger-style guitar playing into a soundscape that compliments vocals delivered with careful nuance.

4:00pm: Great James’ fun interactive tunes will delight the whole family. James is a songwriter, software product manager, community organizer and Poppa who gets settled whenever he picks up wood and strings. He’s been writing and playing his tunes around Canada for 20 years.

PLUS at Munro, enjoy bicycle-themed activities hosted by Riverside businesses:

  • Expert advice from Riverside’s Switchback Cyclery and chat with the folks from Ward 28 bikes
  • Lemonade stand with donations going to 2017 Canada Africa Partnership Ride, and moss wall photobooth with portrait photography courtesy of Quince Flowers and the Riverside BIA
  • The ever-popular make-your-own smoothie by bicycle from Oma Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!!
Evolve Skate Camp

Also on Munro, check out Evolve Skate Camp for kids and teens: 1pm-3pm FREE Drop-in skateboard lessons for kids ages 6-14 years old.

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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.

 

 

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win $10K with Historica Canada June 3rd!

Share what Canada means to you for a chance to win big at Riverside Eats & Beats ‘Celebrates 150’ Streetfest!

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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As part of Riverside’s Eats and Beats Streetfest, Historica Canada will be at the festival’s Saulter Street closure just south of Queen St East to give you the opportunity to record a 30-second video of what makes Canada special to you! As producers of the awesome Canadian Heritage Minutes series, Historica Canada is a very special guest as this year’s Streetfest as Riverside helps celebrate Ontario and Canada’s 150th anniversaries.

Come meet the folks of Historica Canada, and learn more about Canadian history, geography, politics and culture!

About Historica Canada

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)

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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.

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  1. Bluenose  | 2. Village  | 3. Telescope  | 4. Winnipeg Falcons

“Ready, set, play!” with the Queen/Saulter Library at Riverside Eats & Beats June 3rd

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.

From 1pm to 5pm on June 3rd, 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 5th 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!

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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.

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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.