Borrel presents: King's Day at Hitch
5:00 pm17:00

Borrel presents: King's Day at Hitch

On Thursday, April 27, we’ll be hosting King’s Day at HitchLimited (1216 Queen Street East). We’ll be serving Dutch snacks takeout-style from 5-10 p.m. There will be good company, copious amounts of beer … and maybe even a few Dutch singalongs.

Leslieville Food & Drink Festival
3:00 pm15:00

Leslieville Food & Drink Festival

Leslieville Food & Drink Festival is an event created for the Eastside of Toronto to bring an element of entertainment, education and community support all the while having fun. This event is an all eastside initiative in order to support and promote local businesses and the local community. #tastetheeastide

7:00 pm19:00

A.M. in the P.M. at Arts Market

This Saturday Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Arts Market is hosting "AM in the PM", a fundraising event to raise awareness for the Toronto-based Rivertowne Breakfast Program, a group of local mothers dedicated to providing a hot breakfast to youth and families every Friday morning. 

Through the event, Arts Market hopes to give back to the community and help make a difference for Toronto's youth and families struggling while living food-insecure.

The community is encouraged to attend with their favourite "morning accessories" (robes, slippers, hair curlers, etc) and their favourite mugs for our "breakfast bar", and get ready to party like it's 9 a.m. There will be a live auction and a 50/50 draw featuring donations from local businesses like Rooster Coffee, Merchants of Green Coffee, Basecamp, Lady Marmalade and many more. We will also have games and trivia.

7:30 pm19:30

Stupid Cupid Anti-Valentine Social at The Vandenberg House

Don't have a Valentine's? Who Cares?!

Join us at The VandenBerg House to celebrate all things non valentines.

Our house chef will be preparing a delightful selection of international sharing dishes, paired with wine and beer samples with a sweets selection to finish the evening.

Join us on Valentine's Evening for laughs, fun, food and a few drinks. Don't stay home alone. Come celebrate your singleness!

Call us with any questions, you may have.. Purchase your advance ticket through Eventbrite

This is a mature, over 28 affair. 

From the organizers that bring Silver Spoons, Leslieville's Monthly Networking Meeting and Leslieville's Christmas Pop-up Market, this is bound to be a good time.

3:00 pm15:00

Mosaic Storytelling Festival

Mosaic Storytelling Festival


Mosaic Storytelling Festival is a series of all-ages winter storytelling events. Come out of the cold to listen to some of Toronto’s best storytellers weave tales of wisdom and magic from every corner of the globe. All shows 3pm. $5 or P.W.Y.C.
St David’s Anglican Church. 49 Donlands Ave.
6:30 pm18:30

Wedding Open House at District 28

District 28 weddings

Engagement season is upon us and we here at District 28 know how stressful planning a wedding can be. That’s why we’re hosting an Open House on the 26th of January. From 6:30- 10pm, meet with some of our most valued industry professionals and vendors as they showcase their services and products, in one place, at one time. 

Take a tour of our three unique wedding spaces, which are each customizable to suit your idea of a perfect wedding venue. With the help of our reputable partners, you can walk through our studios and visualise your happily ever after. You can also meet with florist, catering, and entertainment vendors throughout the evening. 

What sets District 28 apart from other wedding venues is our unique aesthetic and vintage charm. In the heart of studio district, our location provides an experience like no other, contrasting us from the typical banquet hall. Our cyclorama feature especially tends to be a wedding favourite, guaranteeing an unforgettable day. 

With the launch of our new menu, District 28 is also taking catering into our own hands. We are excited to present guests with free samples of what we have to offer, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

RSVP via email to

Cross Stitching with Caitlin at Left Field Brewery
6:30 pm18:30

Cross Stitching with Caitlin at Left Field Brewery

Cross Stitching with Caitlin is a two hour workshop that is being held at the Left Field Brewery. What's better than sipping on a delicious beer while you craft!? You will receive your own personal kit that includes a cute, original design of your choice, and a beer! This course is great for both beginners and experienced stitchers. All are welcomed!

Five dates:
January 25
February 15
March 1
March 15
March 29

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. / $35, and includes a beer!

Register here:

7:30 pm19:30

Blogging for Business at The Vandenberg House

OK, here's the deal!

You probably KNOW you need to be blogging for your small business, but maybe you're not sure why, when or how often. Or perhaps you're having trouble getting started. This workshop will walk you through the ins and outs of blogging for you small business and is designed for beginners or those who are brand new to blogging.

In this workshop we will cover:

- Why blogging is a huge benefit to your business
- Strategy around your blog topics and key words
- Scheduling your blogs and other time-saving hacks
- Sourcing images for your blogs
- Generating a long list of blog topics that will engage your audience and keep them coming back for more!
- Getting the most mileage out of each blog you write
- Guest blogging

...and more! We hope to see you at this informative and interactive event.

Limited Seating: Book your seat for this very informative workshop


Lianne Kim is the owner of Think Big Sales Consulting. She has 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and runs a network of over 250 small business owners in Toronto. She specializes in helping small businesses grow their sales by implementing simple yet effective systems and practices.

Jan 24 7:30pm-9:30pm
Workshop Price: $39

2:00 pm14:00

A Holy F**k Christmas - Free In-Store performance at Tiny Record Shop

Tiny Record Shop is excited to welcome Holy Fuck into the shop on Saturday, December 17th for a very special performance to celebrate their latest record, Congrats. 

Festive threads and Christmas sweaters are mandatory.

Saturday, December 17th
FREE! with a Daily Food Bank donation
Common Sort (beside Tiny Record Shop)
Beverages supplied by Great Lakes Brewery

6:00 pm18:00

Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake Free In-Store Show at Tiny Record Shop

Tiny Record Shop is excited to welcome Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake into the shop on Friday, December 16th for a very special performance. In September, Teenage Fanclub released Here, their first new material in six years, to critical acclaim. 

Friday, December 16th
Common Sort (beside Tiny Record Shop)
Beverages supplied by Left Field Brewery

7:30 am07:30

Riverside Antler Breakfast Fundraiser

Join in the fun of the 5th Annual Riverside Antler Breakfast!

Coming up on Friday, December 16th, it’s the 5th 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 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). Get your tickets from the Riverside BIA office (761 Queen E or email or at the door (Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen E, 2nd Fl). You can also get your 50/50 tickets to win big in the BIA office and at the door.

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.

10:00 am10:00

District 28’s Holiday Market

District 28 is opening up our event venue to Leslieville for our first ever Holiday Festival in Leslieville. We want to invite everyone to come by for family entertainment provided by the Magen Boys and to check out a selection of local vendors specializing in art and locally produced goods.

Our holiday festival is free but we ask you to bring a new gift or nonperishable food for the Red Door Family Shelter. The Red Door Family Shelter is currently in need of:

  • New household items: Toasters, microwaves, dish sets, cups, mugs, blenders, cutlery, etc.
  • New sheets and towels
  • New baby items: baby clothing, baby baths. • Gift baskets for new mothers (unisex arrangements if possible).
  • New Toiletries: shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, diapers sizes 3-6, feminine hygiene products.
  • New seasonal clothing for all ages, sizes and gender
  • Winter accessories such as gloves, mitts, toques, scarves, hats, socks, etc
  • Non-perishable food or Food Vouchers for our shelter food banks ($25, $50 or $100 denominations from No Frills, Food Basics, Freshco, Metro or Loblaws).

Make sure to RSVP to the event on Facebook

Dec 10

Dundas & Carlaw Holiday Party






5:00 pm17:00

Sam Roberts acoustic in-store performance at Tiny Record Shop

Tiny Record Shop is excited to welcome Sam Roberts acoustically into the store on Saturday, December 3rd to celebrate his latest album, Terraform.

Saturday, December 3rd
Common Sort (beside Tiny Record Shop)

Additionally, there'll be an Auchentoshan Scotch Sampling and some other surprises. Stay tuned!

10:00 am10:00

Urban Bulk Emporium festive customer appreciation event

Holidays are here! It's that time for holiday shopping, you're invited to join us this Sunday for a festive customer appreciation event. 10% OFF EVERYTHING. Demos by Manning Canning @manningcanning Wood and Water @culcherd @allyumchips @canteencoldbrew and a quick workshop on how to make no bake festive treats! Giveaways and a chance to win a pantry makeover! 

5:00 pm17:00

Light Up Riverside & Shop The Neighbourhood

Shop/Meet the Neighbourhood on November 26th with great in store specials and happenings in Riverside during business hours! See our blog for all the details!

Light Up Riverside is the neighbourhood’s annual tree lighting and cheer event, inviting the whole community! Stay in Riverside on November 26 to enjoy the festivities from 5-7pm, hosted in the Mustard Seed Courtyard (791 Queen E). Help us Light Up Riverside for the holidays with:

*Real 16 foot Tree Lighting (5:15pm)

*Live music from The Toronto Beach Chorale and On the Offbeat Music School

*Free Photo Booth with Santa (photos by PAWELEC Photo) and kids crafts

*Warm refreshments from participating businesses

*Craft sale (indoors) supporting event hosts, the Sisters of St. Joseph

This FREE Riverside event is sponsored by Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP and the Riverside BIA. Let us know you’re coming!

PLUS join the After Party at I’ll Be Seeing You Bar with special holiday cocktails and food (bring the kids too!)

7:00 pm19:00

Pape Avenue Public School Silent Auction

The event is 19+ and open to the public - its a night for parents and neighbours to get together, bid on fantastic locally-donated items, have an adult beverage and enjoy the LIVE entertainment. Not only does it leave attendees with a real sense of community .. it raises funds for our school to enhance the learning environment of our children and teachers.

Nov 26

The Art of Craft Beer

With the popularity of craft beer in Ontario hitting a fever pitch, brewers are extending their craft beyond the bottle with label designs that offer craft beer drinkers enticing visual metaphors to complement the flavours found within.

The Art of Craft Beer, a gallery exhibit and silent auction on November 25, shines a spotlight on the best of Ontario’s craft beer labels in a one-night-only event.

The exhibition, staged at Toronto contemporary art gallery Super Wonder Gallery, features 15 pieces from five brewers across the province, with all pieces available via a silent auction benefitting Sketch, a not-for-profit organization engaging street-involved youth through the arts. Unframed prints and other brewery merchandise are also available for purchase at the event.

Along with the artist of each selected craft beer label, The Art of Craft Beer also welcomes five Ontario craft brewers, each onsite to serve their beer, connecting the art to each unique brew. Participating Brewers: Great Lakes Brewery, Bandit Brewery, Sawdust City Brewing Co., Beau's Brewery, and Collective Arts Brewing.

Event Details: November 25th, 6:00 P.M. to 2 A.M.
Super Wonder Gallery | 876 Bloor St. West
Tickets: $25 advance | $30 at the door

Each ticket to The Art of Craft Beer includes admission, 2 drink tickets (10oz.), and 1 limited edition print For additional event details, follow The Art of Craft Beer on Facebook and Instagram

Nov 24

Riverside Auction and Arts Night in Support of Dundas Junior Public School

The Dundas Parent Council is hosting its annual fundraiser event in support of Dundas Jr Public School. The Dundas Parent Council, in collaboration with local businesses, will host a silent auction with live entertainment at The Opera House on Wednesday Nov. 23. All proceeds will support the local school.

Nov 20

Leslieville Wanderlust 2016


6:00pm – Leslie Grove Park
Tree Lighting Kickoff / Meet the Wanderlust Gnome
Pick up your maps & Leslieville Guides

6:30pm – Holiday Shopping Begins

Visit Leslieville shops for in-store specials
Admire holiday window displays
Enjoy musical entertainment
Find the gnomes in the windows of participating shops!


Experience Leslieville’s Arts, Shopping and Food
Restaurant Food Tours
Art Gallery Tours: Join The Guided Tour

Wander through our outdoor markets and entertainment zones:
Leslieville Flea & Leslieville Farmers’ Market closes down Knox Avenue
Arts Market takes over Avondale’s parking lot
The Duke Live entertains all day at Queen & Leslie

Nov 13

Lashes & Staches: Live and Silent Auction for South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre


Lashes and Staches Live and Silent Auction

November 12 @ 7:00 pm
Ralph Thornton Center
Toronto, Ontario Canada

17th Annual Silent and Live Auction!

This auction benefits the South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre, one of the oldest non-profit drop-in centres in Toronto!

Included with admission ($10 advance tickets/$15 @ the door/Babes in arms only) to this themed event are delicious hors d'oeuvres with live entertainment by the Johnnie Blues Band. 

We've also got signature drinks at the cash bar and a craft beer tasting sponsored by Beau's!

Don't miss your chance to participate in our exciting live and silent auction with over a hundred great items to bid on. You will be able to preview our auction items as the donations arrive from our generous donors.

Nov 9

Election Watching Party - US Trivia Night at Dundas and Carlaw

Come play US Trivia and stay to watch the US Election!

We all want to see who comes out on top on this one. We'll be handing out Americana Prizes thorughtout the night.

Some of the best American Craft Beers on Tap:

Kona Brewing Company' Big Wave Golden Ale
New Holland, Pennsylvania 's Poet (Oatmeal Stout)
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Nooner Pilsner

It's a going to be a historic night! Let's enjoy it together!

3:00 pm15:00

A Taste of Holland at Hitch

A Taste of Holland at Hitch

We're super excited to be doing our next fall event at our beloved local bar, Hitch. On Sunday, Nov. 6, Hitch (located at 1216 Queen Street East, just west of Leslie) opens its doors early at 3 p.m. for another cozy afternoon of drinks and Dutch eats. It's always a gezellig time there, so please join us!

Also, every Sunday night, Hitch also screens movies as part of its excellent Video Club. Last March we screened three of Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's Hollywood efforts and we thought this would be a good opportunity to screen the rest. So stick around after Borrel finishes at 8 p.m. for screenings of "Total Recall," "Hollow Man" and "Basic Instinct!"

Dec 22

Popup Coworking: Work Better in Community


roamworks TO is excited to announce a popup coworking space in Toronto's east end this fall!

Join the roamworks TO community at Pitchfork and make use of a unique and charming space to accomplish your day's work alongside a vibrant group of passionate professionals, creatives, small business owners, and other digital nomads. 

Come over anytime after 9am, grab a beverage and a seat, connect to our wifi, and work away! Feel free to come and go as you please until we pack up at 4pm. 

What you get: 

- Community! 
- Unique work-oriented environment
- Solid wifi
- Weekly lunch and learns to gain skills and information to help grow your business or practice
- Coffee and teas
- Kitchen use, including fridge, microwave, stove, oven, and separate eating area
- Did I mention community?

What to bring: 

- Work
- Snacks/lunch
- Headphones (if you need them)
- Interest in meeting new "coworkers"!

Coworking days are every Tuesday and Thursday from November 1st to December 22nd. 

You can purchase a single day pass, a half-day pass, or bundles of 3, 6, or 9 days. 


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Pitchfork Company is located at 1322B Gerrard Street East, Toronto. TTC access is via the 506 streetcar; closest stop is Gerrard Street E and Woodfield Avenue. Metered street parking is plentiful in the neighborhood. Please take note of parking restrictions on unmetered streets. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Razili at 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, please send an email to Razili at to discuss. 

What is the refund policy?

We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for passes.

Oct 30

Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Kindling Collective's debut production

Kindling Collective is extremely proud to announce, and would like to invite you to their debut production of, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This production will not only contain the powerful words of Miller, it will also include portions of text from Maryse Conde’s I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, allowing the historical character of Tituba to tell her story and give her perspective on the events of the Salem Witch Trials.

Making her directorial debut is Chelsea Woodard, a recent graduate of George Brown Theatre School. Along with her two George Brown colleagues, Shannon Murphy and Jilly Hanson, these three artists have founded Kindling Collective as a means to dive deeper into classical theatre.

Kindling Collective is dedicated to sparking new flames in old tales. Our goal is to give opportunities for all voices and stories to be told and we believe that classical characters should not be bounded by gender, sexuality, race or size but rather expanded by the diversity we can bring to them. Please join us as we bring this haunting tale to new light with a cast of incredible emerging artists on the Toronto stage.

WHEN: October 28th-30th 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Attic Arts Hub 1402 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
TICKETS: $15 Student/Senior $20 Regular

Oct 16

SEEDS Harvest Festival benefit concert

SEEDS Harvest Festival

Tickets are on sale now for SEEDS Harvest Festival featuring The Neil Youngun's ( they look and sound like the real Neil) and Suzie's Alibi to raise money to help people, the environment and Elephants in Zambia Africa.

$10 for students, $20 for adults. Go to for tickets and details. This is a 19+ event.

The door prize is a MUVI, VCC-004-ATOM-NPNG waterproof micro camcorder.

1:00 pm13:00

Fall Yard Sale at Dundas and Carlaw

We are hosting our famous fall yard sale. Come check out what your neighbors have to sell. Maybe even meet some of them.

All Vendors are locals just trying to declulter their living spaces.

If you want to be a vendor, please sign up in store.