Exciting Things Coming in Riverside: 2017


Change is always in the air in Riverside neighbourhood, and 2017 is no exception! Here are a few of the exciting changes coming to the area this year:

Grand Re-opening of The Broadview Hotel

If you haven’t been around in some time, just pass by the corner of Queen and Broadview and you’ll marvel at the transformation of the Broadview Hotel. “While the exterior and mechanicals of the renovation are now complete, the hotel’s interior will be ready for a grand unveil in the spring of 2017,” reports local blogger GOODHOOD, “…the 125-year-old building will welcome guests to its boutique hotel with 58 guest rooms, a rooftop terrace and a restaurant, lobby bar and cafe operated by the team behind Enoteca Ascari. The interior design will also feature some subtle nods to its past as Jilly’s.”

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New lighted facade unveiled in October 2016, 2017 will bring the grand re-opening of the Broadview Hotel

Eastbound Brewing Co to Open Its Doors

The corner of Queen and Broadview is about to get even better… Eastbound Brewing Co. is going in next door to the Broadview Hotel. The 80-seat brewery, kitchen and retail outlet will be helmed by husband and wife team, brewmaster David Lee (ex-Kensington Brewing Company, Mill Street Brewery and Grand River Brewing) and chef Tara Lee (Bar Hop Brewco.). Follow them on Instagram for all the latest!


Riverside Winefest

Delight in tasting new and established Ontario wines while getting to know the local shops and restaurants in Riverside better! Riverside’s Annual Winefest is a week-long celebration of wine paired with local food, shopping and talks. The annual event, this year happening April 4th to 8th, will feature:

  • Wine tastings at a variety of shops along Queen St East from the DVP to Empire Ave throughout the week paired with interesting demos and talks
  • Special prix fixe meals with wine pairings at participating restaurants
  • Wine tasting EXPO April 8th with Ontario wineries, live music, culinary delights and more!

2017 Winefest will feature Three Dog Winery and other Ontario winemakers

‘Riverside Celebrates 150’ Mural

Thanks to funding from the Canada 150 Fund, the Riverside BIA will be working with Indigenous mural artists, youth and other community organizations to revitalize the underpass bridge at Queen Street East and De Grassi Street with a vibrant new mural, celebrating Indigenous heritage. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


A new mural will breathe new light into the underpass bridge along Queen Street East between McGee and De Grassi Street