Amazing Riverside SIDEWALK SALES During Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside

The Beaches Int’l Jazz Festival is back in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood with The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside on July 6-8th, this year with an amazing new BLOCK PARTY!!! While you’re at it be sure to check out the amazing Sidewalk Sales and BBQs happening in Riverside right around the festivities!

Riverside is known for its small-town-in-the-big-city atmosphere. It has attracted a mix of unique independent shops owned by folks who are passionate about what they do. During the Beaches International Jazz Festival’s The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside, (and everyday!) we’re inviting you to come out and meet the businesses owners, artisans and unique personalities.

ARTS MARKET – 790 Queen St E

With a vast array of products, from jewelry to pottery, from photography to gift cards, the Arts Market is the ideal destination for all your gift-shopping needs.  On Saturday, July 7th for Sounds of Leslieville and Riverside, Arts Market will be featuring sidewalk sales by two of their local vendors: Mumbleweeds & MUNC Studio.

Stevie from Mumbleweeds is a graphic designer in Toronto. She focuses on lettering and watercolour. Many of her designs are floral themed and include a playful saying. She will be selling stickers, greeting cards and spiral notebooks.

Carol of MUNC Studio is a graphic designer turned craft maker, Carol thinks it’s natural that her love and passion shifted from paper to something with more tangibility. MUNC stands for modern, urban, natural and chic. Carol designs urban style accessories with sustainability in mind and you can check out some of her colourful and fun bags on June 7th.

BRIKA – 768 Queen St E

On July 7th find a great selection of well-crafted artisanal goods and gifts at BRIKA’s sidewalk sale! At BRIKA you will find quality, well-crafted products that bring beauty to your life whether for your home, your family, yourself or for the perfect gift. We have heard our shops described as magical, inspiring and uplifting and we aspire to create that feeling through the products we choose, our content and email newsletter and the workshops we host in our stores.


Here & Now is celebrating their 16th Anniversary with a 20-75% off sale on July 7-8th! Make sure to take advantage of their sale at a store where quality and fashion meet at unbelievable prices.

LA CARNITA – 780 Queen St E

On July 7th from 12pm-4pm, La Carnita will be having sidewalk food specials during Sounds of Leslieville and Riverside! Enjoy delicious grilled corn with all the toppings out on the sidewalk. With delicious Mexican cuisine and a hip and fun atmosphere, La Carnita will be sure to satisfy your cravings.



As Toronto’s largest used record shop Riverdale Trading Co. offers a huge selection of original and rare vinyl, cool urban wares and a massive selection of accessories. Make sure not to miss their massive sidewalk sale on June 7th and 8th where you can get 30% off all vinyl!

CRY IF I WANT TO – 696 Queen St E

Cry If I Want To is a store that focuses on Invitation Design, Wallpaper Design, Interior and Event Styling. On June 7th they will be having a sidewalk sale with stationary and gift items all at sale prices as well as selling fabric remnants from past design jobs and rolls of designer wallpaper at discount specials.


On July 7th enjoy a sidewalk BBQ of Jerk chicken cooked with a fiery touch. At the restaurant they offer a variety of takeout combos, a fun atmosphere with live entertainment for you to enjoy to eat-in.

BQM BURGER688 Queen St. E

On July 7th make sure to cool off at the BQM Burger lemonade stand. Also make sure to check out BQM’s burgers, self proclaimed champion of hand crafted burgers, bourbon and craft beer!


On July 7th, enjoy specials on Chinese food dishes including chicken balls, wings, noodles and spring rolls with Lucky Star’s sidewalk sale!

Lucky Star Restaurant (courtesy of PAWELECphoto)

With all these great options (and more!) available during The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside, it’s definitely hard to pick just one, but not to worry, you’re always welcome back for more! Be sure to snap and share a picture of your experience in any of our neighbourhood spots with hashtag #‎RiversideTO.


Check out more handy blogs as part of the Riverside Eats & Shops series – your handy guide to some of Riverside’s best during The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Block Party (and everyday!), including:

Big thanks to Beaches International Jazz Festival for bringing the awesome Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside BLOCK PARTY to Riverside!