We’re celebrating 50 years of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)! Did you know the world’s first BIA started right here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada? Learn more in our blog.
On September 1, 2020, the Riverside BIA got together with local BIPOC artists, the STEPS Initiative, RBC, and community members to launch the ‘Humans of Riverside’ story telling series a part of the iheART Mainstreet Art Challenge. Learn more and check out the stories and the art!
This is a story from Lynne Patterson, resident in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood since 1991 and one of the Riverside BIA’s original and longstanding volunteers. Lynne is moving away from the area after 29 years and we are pleased to include a story from her as part of this ‘Riverside 40 Years, 40 Stories ‘series.
Omar Barakzay is the business owner of Pizzaiolo in Riverside and he has a story to share about FAMILY. Read his story as part of the “Humans of Riverside: Giving Voice and Making Space for BIPOC” and featured as part of the STEPS Mainstreet Art Challenge in Riverside BIA.
Grace Cameron is a locally-based writer and editor, and she has a story to share about being UNSTOPPABLE. Read her story as part of the “Humans of Riverside: Giving Voice and Making Space for BIPOC” and featured as part of the STEPS Mainstreet Art Challenge in Riverside BIA.