Riverside Medicinal Plant & Herb Walk, Mobile History Lab & More: Join us on September 12th !

Come and experience what Riverside has to offer! Here’s a taste of what’s in store…

Let us know you’re coming!!

TFM10AM-3PM – Toronto Flower Market @ 659 Queen St. E

Start off your day strolling through the Toronto Flower Market located in the 659 Queen Street East lot. They are a monthly pop-up market that ‘celebrates locally grown flowers, the growers that cultivate them and the florists that style them’. Field growers, La Primavera Farms, along with 13 other participating vendors have been working hard to bring fresh and stylish blooms. The market runs from 10AM to 3PM, but get there early for the best picks!


t-shirt10AM – 12pm @ 1 Munro St. – Riverside T-SHIRTS for sale! 

You asked, we delivered! Get your Limited Edition Riverside Tee! By popular request – this tee is our latest version depicting the classic Riverside ‘Time and a Clock’ art on on the newly lit up Bridge in a night-time sky. Grab yours for just $15! All proceeds go to support your fav’ hood;)  If you can’t make it out to this event you can get yours at the BIA office (contact us for office hours).




action-470x26010:30AM @ 1 Munro St. – Transitions in Progress (TiP) Mobile History Lab

Just a block down, join the Riverside BIA outside of Oma Chiropractic to take part in the Transitions in Progress (TiP) project. This extraordinary project is international, involving Toronto and seven other cities about migration, mobility and storytelling.   Visit them at Munro Street/Queen Street East to help animate the project by sharing your stories and memories (objects, dialogue, recordings, photos) of the Riverside community.




Herbalist Danette Steele

Herbalist Danette Steele

11AM – 1PM starting @ 1 Munro St. – Riverside Guided Medicinal Plant and Herb Walk

Conveniently starting from 1 Munro at 11AM, take a walk on the wild side with expert local herbalist Danette Steele. Identify common wild plants that are good for food and medicine. This popular walk will follow Riverside sidewalks, lane ways and parks as Danette shares information about the current and historical uses of plant medicine in the city.




12PM-3PM – Learn About ‘A Portrait of Your Mind’@ 690A Queen St. E.

Come and explore the mysteries and beauty of the brain. A new digital art form is born: A PORTRAIT OF YOUR MIND. This is the first offering of its kind in the world. The technology, pioneered in Toronto, makes artistic, high-resolution 3D still images and movies of your brain in real time. The PORTRAIT OF YOUR MIND gallery will be open for curious minds and offering a special rate on this service. Dr. Mark Doidge will be present from 12 noon till 3 pm for explanations of this new EEG brain wave-based medium, and to answer questions. Don’t miss this unique experience!


IMG_752112PM-6PM –Sidewalk Shopping and Tasters

After your tour of the neighbourhood, experience the inside outside with Riverside sidewalk shopping and tasters along Queen Street East (the DVP to Empire Ave.)!