Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood. Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past world-famous De Grassi Street. It all happens just across the bridge from Toronto’s Downtown Core. The festival takes place annually alongside the Riverdale ArtWalk (Jimmie Simpson Park).

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest showcases:

  • Riverside’s family-friendly food outlets and unique small town in the big city atmosphere
  • 50+ local eateries and shops along Queen Street East serve food specials, sidewalk sales, and live entertainment.
  • Destination points at five street closures including culinary demos, workshops, and entertainment with free live music ranging from Samba, New Orleans-style Jazz, Blues, Roots/Rock and Children’s entertainment.

Due to COVID-19, Riverside BIA will not be hosting the Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest in 2020. In alignment with the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario and the risk factors for exposure – it is critically important that all organizations take every action possible to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We wish to thank everyone who has put so much time into organizing this festival.

We hope to bring back Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest in a big way in the coming year. Any future programming will be in alignment with the recommendations of the public health authorities and the communities we serve. At this time, we must all do our part to ensure the health and safety of our community.

In the meantime, please continue to support Riverside’s many local independent businesses.


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