Join in the fun of the annual Riverside Antler Breakfast and Support the Year-Round Rivertowne Breakfast Program!

Coming up on Friday, December 14th, 7:30am to 10:30am, it’s the 7th Annual Riverside Antler Breakfast. Join your neighbours at the crack of dawn for some hearty eats, great company and of course, your antlers – all in support of a good cause in your local community! It’s also a super fun community event where you can hang with your friends and neighbours, have a great breakfast, and enjoy live music and more.

It’s happening at The Ralph Thornton Centre (765 Queen E, 2nd Fl), organized by Toronto Food Tours, the Riverside BIA, The Ralph Thornton Centre, and the Rivertowne Safety 1st group.

Tickets are $20 each ($10 for kids under 12). Reserve your tickets from the Riverside BIA office (730 Queen St E or email office@riverside-to.com) or get them at the door (Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St E, 2nd Fl). Win big with our 50/50 draw – tickets available at the door.


– Get tickets for yourself/ your colleagues, friends, family!
Get them online at https://tinyurl.com/yc5n5563, OR at the BIA office (630 Queen St E, inside DarkHorse Cafe) OR at the Ralph Thornton Centre reception (3rd Fl) OR get them at the door on Dec 14th ($20/ adult or $10/ child 12 & under)

– Be a Reindeer Sponsor:-$250, gets you 8 tickets, online recognition and a charitable receipt.
HOW: call (416) 392-6810 or use https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/11780 (select ‘Rivertowne Breakfast Program’ as the FUND)

– Be an Elf Sponsor: $100, gets you 2 tickets, thanks at the event and a charitable receipt
HOW: same ways as Reindeer Sponsor!

– Donate food or auction items: email us at office@riverside-to.com

– Donate online anytime to the Rivertowne Breakfast Program
HOW:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/11780 (Select ‘Rivertowne Breakfast Program’ under the FUND)

– Spread the Word!


BIG THANKS to our sponsors to date:

  • Santa Level Sponsor: Jason Friesen, from Outline Financial
  • Reindeer Sponsors: Oma Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, Baird MacGregor, BMO Queen/Saulter Branch, Nell & Natasha’s Real Estate Homeward.

Proceeds support The Rivertowne Breakfast Program, providing a hot breakfast to youth, families and anyone in need every Friday, year round:

The Rivertowne Breakfast Program is championed by Rivertowne Safety 1st, a resident collective comprised of Toronto Community Housing women-leaders dedicated to making a positive impact in their community. The Breakfast Program runs every Friday, year-round to provide children, youth and families in the neighbourhood with a free, warm breakfast. It also aims to bring people in the Rivertowne community together regardless of their family’s income level and give them something to look forward to while building a sense of community.  This program is supported by a variety of community partners: Ralph Thornton Centre, Riverside BIA, BMO, and Toronto Food Tours. The program runs in Rivertowne on Friday mornings, 7am-11am, at 50 Matilda Street, Toronto.

What do people say about the program?

Fatima (age 9) “The food is delicious and I get to see my friends.  It’s a fun way to start my day.”

Madina (age 8) “I get to play with my friends and eat some of my favorite foods.  I love turkey bacon.”

Linda (Senior, resident for over 10 years) “First of all I love to see Joan’s smiling face and socialize with other residents and seniors.  The food is great – I wish they offered this program all over the city so seniors like me can get the support they need”

Miriam (Resident) “As a single mother this program gives me relief from making a meal after a long week.  I appreciate that I can send my kids to a program that is not only free but also provides my children with a healthy breakfast”.