The Riverside Business Improvement Area is one of Toronto’s first BIAs, founded by local business and property owners in 1980. The BIA spans 10 vibrant blocks of Queen St East from the iconic Queen Street viaduct (Riverside Bridge) at the Don Valley, to just east of the world-famous De Grassi Street. The Riverside BIA is a community-oriented not-for-profit association of local business people and property owners who work in partnership with the City of Toronto to enhance the Riverside business district, located along Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Avenue.
The BIA’s mandate is to improve, beautify and promote Riverside as a business and shopping district through marketing, public programming and streetscape improvements. At the beginning of 2018, the Riverside BIA started the process to create a Streetscape Master Plan in conjunction with the City of Toronto and PLANT Architect Inc.
The Streetscape Master Plan identifies a vision and implementation plan for improvements to be put in place in the years to come, while strengthening and maintaining Riverside’s identity. For the past six months, the Riverside BIA Board and Streetscape Committee have been hard at work with PLANT Architect and the City of Toronto putting together the plan to bring forward to BIA members and the community:
On September 19th, 2018, the Riverside BIA is pleased to present the plan to the community to review and to visually see what’s in store for Riverside:
You’re invited to the Riverside BIA Streetscape Master Plan Community Open Houses (Drop-In)
September 19th & 21st from 5pm to 7pm at the Riverside BIA office (630 Queen St E – studio inside Dark Horse Espresso Bar).
Riverside BIA members and the public are invited to join the Riverside BIA Board, the local Councillor, and City staff at a Public Open House to review and to learn additional information about the Riverside BIA Streetscape Master Plan that is currently under development and share comments.
The Master Plan will include the following:
- Proposed streetscape plans
- Potential locations for public art programs and murals
- Opportunities for public space enhancement
- A general vision for the improvement of the Riverside District BIA
For more information please contact:
Executive Director, Riverside BIA
Phone: (416) 466–8167
Capital Projects Coordinator & Streetscape Designer, City of Toronto
Phone: (416) 392–7696