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!
Girls Mural Camp 2020 in Riverside wrapped up on August 28th! Coordinated by East End Arts and led by professional street artists Bareket Kezwer and Monica Wickeler.
Girls Mural Camp (GMC) is an opportunity for youth who identify as girls, young women, female or non-binary to explore the history and practice of street art, and to co-create a large street mural together. Riverside BIA was proud to support this year’s program – learn more!
In 2019, the Riverside BIA proudly welcomed the ‘Alquimia’ mural as a vibrant addition to the neighbourhood’s public art pieces. Painted by Jacquie Comrie, the mural brings life to the walls of Riverside.
The Queen Street Viaduct, or ‘Riverside Bridge’ has become one of Toronto’s most iconic landmarks thanks to the public art project by the Riverside BIA in partnership with the City of Toronto, renowned Toronto artist Eldon Garnet and others.
June marks National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. For the fifth feature in the Riverside BIA ‘40 years, 40 stories’ series, we are commemorating the ‘Tkaranto Past/ Tkaranto Future’ mural painted in 2017