Rohit Wadhawan is the business owner of the Indian Spice Room, a new business in Riverside, and he has a story to tell about PERSEVERANCE. 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.
For more than 55 years, the Broadview Beauty Parlour has been the delighted onlooker to the transformation of the Riverside neighborhood – from its transformation from a working-class, industrial hood to a trendy locale. George Iliadis, the seasoned barber of Riverside, has seen the tremendous growth firsthand.
One cannot celebrate 40 years of the Riverside BIA without recognizing Nell Bradshaw and Natasha Varjacic’s contributions to this vibrant neighbourhood. Learn more about their incredible story in this 11th edition of ‘Riverside 40 Years, 40 Stories’!
Riverside is proud to have two independent breweries in the neighbourhood – Eastbound Brewing Co. and Saulter Street Brewery – and Toronto’s first cidery- Brickworks Ciderhouse. Each has a rich and locally-rooted story to tell and have cemented their place in Riverside as local favourites.
Check out some of the virtual and other innovative offerings from Riverside businesses and organizations during COVID-19, plus lots of ways to support local and help #savesmallbusiness.