Come join us for ‘Eats & Beats in Riverside Street Fest’.

    On Saturday, June 1st, from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, the Riverside is hosting their annual spring Street Fest, showcasing Riverside’s family friendly food outlets and unique small town in the big city atmosphere.  The Riverside District is renowned for its home design shops, heritage architecture, coffee shops, food providores and popular contemporary restaurants.  The Riverside District extends from the DVP  to just past Degrassi Street along  Queen Street East.

    Local eateries will be opening their doors serving tasting plates and musical entertainment and there will be a Riverside Passport where the public can collect stamps from participating businesses and get great deals for the month of June. There will be 12 different destination points with live music, and entertainment including:  a meat smoke off,  cooking demos,  belly dancing workshops, instrument making, kid’s crafts, henna tattoos,  food and art walking tours and of course some mouthwatering Riverside tasters.

    Fresh music will enliven Riverside’s streetscape with sounds ranging from Irish Celtic, Jazz and Blues, to Drumming and aboriginal vocals. Some of the featured artists include: Auto Rickshaw – a home grown South Asian fusion band which mixes traditional Indian, Jazz and Funk, as well as other musical elements; DRUMHAND -   an amalgamation of Latin, African and jazz music sure to get anyone on to their feet; Riverside’s homegrown Don Valley Stompers -  a powerful seven-piece band that play in the New Orleans dancehall tradition; and in celebration of National Aboriginal History Month, drummer and singer Nibii Wawashkana (Water Flower), Her style of music mixes all the nations within the Aboriginal culture with performances in Ojibway, French, and English.

    Accompanied with Eats & Beats  in Riverside StreetFESt is the Riverdale Art Walk which is a two-day (June 1st & 2nd), public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in retail spaces, artist’s studios and Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen Street East arts district. For more information visit:

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