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12:30 PM12:30

Holiday Arts & Crafts with The Care Gift Elves

Holiday Arts & Crafts with The Care Gift Elves

Come and make some holiday arts & crafts... We need lots of little hands that want to help us turn the Multi-Purpose room at the Ralph Thornton Centre into Santa's workshop. 
The Holiday decorations will go to families at the Red Door Shelter. 
Also, if you don't know what to do with all your extra Christmas tree decorations and lights as well as that artificial Christmas tree that has been taking up space in your home... 
bring and donate your gently used HOLIDAY ITEMS to benefit children and families at the Red Door Shelter!

Pick up can be arranged. Contact us for details!

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12:00 PM12:00

Light Up Riverside & Shop The Neighbourhood

Light Up Riverside

On November 25, Riverside establishments will be opening their doors and inviting everyone for meet and greets and special happenings to help ring in the holidays. A number of fun and festive events will take place from 12pm-6pm along Queen Street east from the DVP to Empire Ave, culminating in Light Up Riverside tree lighting and cheer event (5-7pm, 791 Queen E).

See Riverside BIA's blog for more information. 

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10:00 AM10:00

The Shop-Up presented by Love, Mom


Welcome to The Shop-Up, a design market we curated for busy moms like us who are always looking for the next best thing that’s right under our nose. We’re bringing chic and conscious must-haves to outfit your home, life and style under one roof to make shopping local that much easier and enjoyable. We’ve edited down our much-loved brands to just a dozen labels and each one is stylish, thoughtful and made with design T.L.C. Parking is free and kids are welcome: A café, snack bar, games room and activities will all be on-site so the whole family can come along. Keep scrolling to see all our featured brands.

When: Sunday November 5, 2017, 10am to 5pm.

Where: Ildsjel Collective,  4 Carlaw Avenue

Entry: FREE!

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Dundas Fun Fair
11:00 AM11:00

Dundas Fun Fair

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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

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to 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.

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to 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

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to 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!

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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!"

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to 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.

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to 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.

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to Sep 18

Torq Ride official grand opening

Join us for our OFFICIAL grand opening weekend! September 16 - 18th. We kick off Friday at 6pm with THE SAMPLER, a 75 minute ride with wicked gift bags and a post-ride party with Sweetgrass Brewery and MeanBao catering. This ride will sell out so book now under special rides at The fun continues all weekend with random draws and special treats. 

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6:30 PM18:30

A Day in the Life of Leslieville Book Launch

Come by and mingle with fellow Leslievillians, friends, have a glass of wine, snacks (provided by Sandy Aleksander & Raise the Root), check out the book, or just drop in and say hi. The book will be available to purchase at the launch: 9X11", 180 pages, $50 (cash only). Unable to make the launch? There will be 2 locations in Leslieville to pick up the book: Sandy Aleksander - 1183A Queen St. @ Jones Ave. and Home James - 998 Queen St. near Carlaw Ave.

More info and RSVP here

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10:30 AM10:30

Riverside Pollinator Mural Launch

Celebrate the completion of Riverside’s Pollinator Mural, on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  Join us for celebratory remarks and cake. Take the opportunity to get a selfie with the bees in the mural!

This vibrant mural on the west-facing wall of 777 Queen Street East was created by local Artist, Nick Sweetman and support by the City of Toronto’s mural grant. Read all about the story of the mural and please join the community to celebrate it!

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to Aug 7

Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming approximately 1.65 million attendees annually. The Festival is celebrating its 23rd anniversary and this year the Festival is even bigger and better than before. With dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages. And of course Food, Food, and more Food! People are always surprised when we tell them that the Festival is run primarily by a board of directors consisting of volunteers from the local community. They’re also fascinated by the fact that the concept began 23 years ago when a number of competitors decided to get together to participate in what is now known as co-op or coalition advertising.

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to Jul 24

T&T Waterfront Night Market

In partnership with T&T Supermarket, the T&T Waterfront Night Market will treat attendees to an exciting outdoor culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian theme ‘street food’ and merchandise for an all-out night market experience. The essence of the WNM is to provide an array of multicultural theme cuisine; to unite different cultures together in participating in cross-cultural social event; ultimately, showcasing Canada’s mosaics of unparalleled fusion foods and lifestyle, integrated into one destination.

Night Markets are an integrated fabric of Asian culture, commerce and community facilitating intergenerational interactions with all markets. From selling food to performances and entertainment, Night Markets have been an emblem of the bustling urban lifestyle across Asian cities worldwide.



Friday 22nd • 6pm – Midnight
Saturday 23rd • 4pm – Midnight
Sunday 24th • 4pm – 10pm


T&T SUPERMARKET – 222 Cherry Street
Downtown Toronto Port Lands

Free admission

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11:00 AM11:00

Maker's Movement Magazine Launch Party + Pop-Up Shop at RAWspace

Maker's Movement Magazine Launch Party + Pop-Up Shop

Swing by RAWspace on Saturday July 16 for the Maker's Magazine Launch Party + Pop-Up Shop! Join us as we celebrate the release of Issue 2: The Morning, and shop an awesome collection of vendors selling alongside us + 45 makers in the shop. There will be magazines for sale, yummy snacks, Canadian made brands, and free raffles with a chance to win a mag, and a free jewellery workshop with RAWspace ($250 value)!

Our amazing featured vendors are:

From Tree To Sea
Contra Botanic
MJG Gallery
Threads & Blooms
Sarah Rose Woods
Mama Jules Embroidery

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