Weld Done Designs #RiversideTO
The iconic macFAB has struck gold again with another amazing store opening, or should we say struck metal!
Wendy Kelloway designs both custom and one of a kind furniture pieces made from metal! Wendy has been involved with creating works of art from sheet metal since 1997, and has had her own business/show space since 1999.
When asking Wendy what we can expect from her new pop up store at 759A Queen Street East and why in Riverside, Wendy could hardly hide her excitement. Firstly, she wanted people to understand how her store is different than other stores. This store is like a “pop-up store,” meaning it is coming now, and we don’t know how long it will be here till – so come and check it out now! The store is by appointment only- but not to worry, it is very easy to get in. To take a look, pop into macFAB and mention that you’d like to check out the Weld Done and the sales associates at macFAB will be happy to let you in. On occasion, Wendy will be around so you can actually talk and meet the designer.
Wendy wanted her latest storefront showcase to be here in Riverside because she said “this is my neighborhood, I live here and I love it here!” Wendy was really excited that she was going to get to show her unique pieces of art in her community and in the neighborhood she loves. Another great thing about this store and Wendy is even if you see something you like but maybe it is not the right size, everything is custom; you chat with Wendy and she will be able to make something custom for you and your home. See something you love, but it is a bit difficult for you to transport? You can purchase it and Wendy can organize for it have it professionally delivered to your home.
We asked Wendy if she had any “hot items” that she really wanted to comment on. She replied by saying that “Every item is a hot item, offering something different for each person.” And it was so true! Everything is so beautiful and unique, plus she also has an amazing wine rack that can hold over 140 bottles of wine! We highly suggest you come check out her new store and see what ‘Weld Done’ things she has created!
Listed below are all of Wendy’s contact information and other store location:
-759A Queen Street East, Toronto ON, N4M 1H3
Invitations will be going out to local businesses by the end of January for the First Annual Riverside District BIA Bonspiel on March 25 at the Royal Canadian Curling Club.
More than 60 BIA business owners and employees played in the inaugural bonspiel last year that was promoted as a way for BIA members to get acquainted with the curling club tucked away behind a row of houses on Broadview Ave. just north of Queen St. E.
Historic Royal Canadian Curling Patch
The 700-member curling club is one of the oldest active organizations in the Riverside District neighbourhood. Its history dates back to the Royal Canadian Volunteers, a 750-member militia regiment recruited from across Upper Canada and disbanded in 1802.
It started with the Royal Canadian Athletic Club, a group of about 100 men that evolved into the Royal Canadian Bicycle Club in 1891.
The bicycle club was located in a portion of Dingman Hall at 112 Broadview Ave., better known today as “Jilly’s.” The Toronto Evening Star wrote: “The club parlours are upholstered and furnished in the best of style and the pictures of the winning teams decorate the walls. A padded boxing room, a pool room, a card room, a smoking room, a reading room and a first class gymnasium are among the attractions.”
In 1907, the bicycle club built a new clubhouse at 131 Broadview Ave. They added an arena for curling, skating and hockey to the back of the clubhouse in 1929 and changed the name to the Royal Canadian Bicycle and Curling Club. The ice house runs north behind the row houses on Broadview Ave. to the alley beside the St. John’s Bakery.
Curling has been the sole sport played at the club since 1953.
Royals Dunlop Race
Inside the curling club lobby stands one of the world’s largest athletic trophies. The silver and ebony Dunlop Challenge Cup – seven-feet tall and named for the bicycle tire manufacturer – was won by the Royal Canadian Bicycle Club in 1895 and 1896. The 20-mile race started with four laps around the defunct Greenwood Racetrack on Queen St. East before heading out Kingston Road and back for another four laps around the track in front of the horse racing grandstand packed with spectators.
By Brian McAndrew
Brian McAndrew is a long-time curler at the Royal Canadian Curling Club and is a member of its board of directors and history committee. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a die hard foodie and adrenaline junkie? Do you thrive on thrills? Are you someone who pushes your culinary boundaries and elevates your epicurean experiences to new heights? Or do the thoughts of new and unique gourmet exploits awaken your senses and tempt your taste buds? Then get ready for a total food rush!!! The Culinary Adventure Company has created a series of treks and trips that will change the way you think about food.
We pride ourselves on providing the best & most unique foodie experiences. In fact, we won the 2012 Ontario Tourism Award for Best Culinary Tourism Experience! Join us on a food crawl as we taste the dishes, meet the Chef’s…and get a “Behind the Scenes” peak into the city’s culinary underbelly!
Get the skinny on the city…..take a food crawl through the culinary underbelly of Toronto with an international private Chef/culinary instructor and a certified downtown big city foodie.
Discover where the locals chill, chow down and live it up…maybe meet some local Chefs and food lovers…and if you’re lucky, get invited to an underground dining experience.
Discover some eclectic food shops and nifty neighborhoods. You’ll get a feel for the real, and have a taste of the town. Our promise to you…no tourist traps, no chains and no bull (unless we’re eating it). Just a whole lotta fun and a whole lotta food.
Whether we hop a streetcar or walk the beat, our tongue ‘n cheek tour guides will treat you to a mega mix of yummy treats, entertaining architectural and historical tidbits, funny stories and quirks about Toronto and its occasionally ‘unusual’ inhabitants.
Check out our tours, or let us custom create an itinerary for you.
Book online or call us at 1.877.317.4870
We are bringing you massive savings all throughout Riverside! With savings up to70% off, #RiversideTO is a shopping must this month. But hurry down because these sales are going fast!!
Empire By Bullet
Empire by Bullet
“Specializing in British Style and Products made in the UK. A little bit of Britain for everyone, without the plane ticket.”
This month they are having their annual clearance sale with up to 60% off selected merchandise.
“A stylish and trendy retail store” MacFab is offering you 20% off in the store- think this couldn’t get any better,
MacFab Fabrics is offering you 50% off too! Everyone will be looking MacFabulous this January.
“Step into the Chef’s Pantry: Ruby Eats provides local produce, homemade preserves, and a daily eat-in/take out lunch menu.”
This month they have all ‘Le Creuset’ products on sale! Get them while supplies last!
Keep Me Posted
Keep Me Posted
“Inside our shop you will find a large selection of cheeky and fun cards, unique gifts and humorous items sure to please.”
They are keeping you posted with this great sale of 25%-50% off!
Olive & Olives
Olive & Olives
“Each of the oils that you find at Olive & Olives has come from a certified domain or cooperative, lovingly produced by artisans with extensive knowledge and loyalty to their craft.”
From January 10-30th and save up to 50% off of our great products!
Here & Now
Here & Now
“Where quality and fashion meet at unbelievable prices!”
Offering you 50%-70% off plus no HST!
“We are a new family owned children’s store in Toronto in the Riverside area. Our focus is on healthy, environmentally friendly products.”
Little peeps are offering you peeps some great deals wit 30% off selected shoes!
The Wine Rack
The Wine Rack
“Wine Rack is the neighbourhood wine shop of choice – offering an excellent selection of quality wines and great service in a comfortable and friendly environment.”
Big sales on many wines, this weekend just got better, come see what we mean!
Thanks for coming out and supporting our store! Let us know all the saving you got this month through Twitter @RiversideTO or on our Facebook page! If we missed something let us know so we can add it to this great savings list!
This winter, the Riverside BIA has been extremely lucky to have on board two volunteer interns from George Brown College. We would like to welcome Alysha Ford and Ai Kobayashi, who are the newest east-enders to be walking the streets of Riverside.
Alysha will be with us for 7 weeks and is currently a second year George Brown College student studying in Special Event Planning, with much experience in fashion merchandising, the world of Bridal, and event coordination. When Alysha is not helping out with an event you can find her sipping tea and reading many bridal magazines. Alysha comes from the small city of Stratford ON, but has always thought of herself as a true upper East-Sider girl. Alysha hopes to one day have her own Event Company, but as for right now, glad to be giving back to you Riverside!
Ai will be with us for 14 weeks and is a first year student at George Brown College studying Strategic Relationship Marketing. She is looking forward to getting experience in marketing, event coordination, and streetscape as well as getting acquainted in admin tasks. Ai is very excited to work for Riverside District and is really looking forward to meeting the interesting people who have businesses in the Riverside BIA!
We are thrilled to start the New Year with these two talented interns. If you see them around be sure to say hi.