“Ready, set, play!” with the Queen/Saulter Library at Riverside Eats & Beats June 3rd

Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th alongside the Riverdale ArtWalk! Join us as the festival helps Ontario and Canada ‘Celebrate 150’, with festivities spanning Riverside’s 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Avenue.

From 1pm to 5pm on June 3rd, the Queen/Saulter Library  will be in the festival’s Saulter Street Closure with a variety of interactive kids’ activities including face painting and their Pop-Up Learning Lab 3D Printer Demo, face painting and more during the 5th Annual Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest! Materials will be provided.

And don’t miss the Don Valley Stompers as they bring down the house with live New Orleans-style Jazz from 1-4pm, just outside the library!


FUN FACTS about the Queen/Saulter Library:

An episode of the Kids of Degrassi Street (the original Degrassi series) was filmed in the branch. The branch exterior and the surrounding area was made up to appear to be from the 1930s for the filming of the movie Cinderella Man. Many other films and TV shows have been filmed in or around the branch.

The branch opened in 1979 and was relocated in 1980 to the former Postal Station G, designed in 1913 by architect E. J. Lennox, the architect who also designed Old City Hall, Casa Loma and the King Edward Hotel! The branch’s wooden doors, marble flooring and marble counters date back to 1913.

The branch shares its space with the Ralph Thornton Centre, a multipurpose community facility that serves the greater Riverdale area, and will also be doing fabulous activities in its 2nd floor space during Riverside Eats & Beats – stayed tuned!

In addition to the Library’s greats books and multi-media, the branch has fun and free programs like the Lego Club, Saturday Family time, health and wellness talks, and a whole schedule of great programming. Also, be sure to make use of the library’s great services like after hours’ book drop, express checkout, pedometer lending, computer workstations and free WI-FI.


LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING to the #RiversideTO #EatsNBeats Streetfest 

BIG THANK YOU to Riverside Eats & Beats sponsors for helping make this fantastic event possible: the Riverside BIAOntario 150BMO Queen & Saulter BranchHullmarkDowntown Automotive Group, and Metroland Media.