It’s our first ever Love, Mom ShopUp where you’ll discover local labels made with love for your home, life and style. Curated by founders Tracey Ho Lung and Juliette Baxter, the duo kept meeting inspirational makers since launching their blog and wanted to share their finds that are chic, conscious and made for living in style.
VC2 is an innovative cello duo able to captivate audiences through their performances of classical masterworks, unknown gems and boundary pushing music (covers of Foo-Fighters anyone?). Comprised of cellists Amahl Arulananda and Bryan Holt, the Toronto-based duo have presented accessible programs in venues ranging from intimate pubs to Roy Thomson Hall.
The Art of Craft Beer, a multi-sensory beer experience that pairs the best in craft beer label art with the best in craft beer, is coming to Leslieville. A follow up to last fall’s wildly successful debut Art of Craft Beer event in the city’s west end, the Saturday, June 3 event is a free community event in the heart of Leslieville at the beautiful Ashbridge Estate.
For families looking for something to do with the kids, this is a great event that'll have them enjoying bouncy castles, games, face painting and lots of prizes. We'll also be offering a Taste of Dundas--a wide variety of international food that best represent the kids and families that go to Dundas School.
The Barrel Boys are a 5-piece bluegrass powerhouse featuring rich vocal harmonies, killer picking, and a fun-loving, down-to-earth stage presence, Informed by the deep traditions of bluegrass, country, old-time, and Americana, The Boys were recently voted by NOW magazine as one of the city's top roots bands to watch in Toronto in 2017.
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
#momsinpictures Mother’s Day Fundraising Portrait Event at ‘kids at home’ in support of Rethink Breast Cancer
On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, Leslieville’s children’s furniture and accessory store kids at home will be hosting a Mother’s Day Portrait Event in support of Rethink Breast Cancer.
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.
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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stupid-cupid-anti-valentines-social-tickets-31882462303
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. / $35, and includes a beer!
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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
PRESENTER BIO: Lianne Kim
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
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
2PM DOORS / 3PM PERFORMANCE
Common Sort (beside Tiny Record Shop)
Beverages supplied by Great Lakes Brewery
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
FREE! / 6PM
Common Sort (beside Tiny Record Shop)
Beverages supplied by Left Field Brewery
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 email@example.com) 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.
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
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
FREE! / 5PM
Common Sort (beside Tiny Record Shop)
Additionally, there'll be an Auchentoshan Scotch Sampling and some other surprises. Stay tuned!
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!
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)
*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
PLUS join the After Party at I’ll Be Seeing You Bar with special holiday cocktails and food (bring the kids too!)
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.
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
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.
- Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 at Doors (but limited tickets)
- Title: Riverside Auction & Arts Night
- Website: www.riversideauctionfordundasschool.ca
THURSDAY NOV. 17
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!
SUNDAY NOV. 20
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