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RIVERSIDE COMMON SUNDAYS: MAY 15th Greening & Community Day

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us Sundays for outdoor community events in Toronto’s Riverside Common Park – enjoy local live music, fun activities, art, eats and shopping this spring, summer and fall!

What’s Happening @ Riverside Common MAY 15th:

Join us for a day of community greening and engagement at Riverside Common Park in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood!! Everyone is welcome to enjoy: 

*The Recreate Place team will be on site from 10am-3pm getting kids, families, and everyone involved in imagining possible future uses of Riverside Common Park, and building stronger connections to the park. Drop by and share your ideas, build models with natural materials, help create a community collage and map, and get active with skipping rope, sidewalk chalk and more fun and opportunities to dream in this exciting space!

*Enjoy some herbal tea and up your Gardening know-how with Danette Steele, our local herbalist farmer, from 11am to 1pm. Danette will offer planting Demos at 11:30am and 12:30pm and will be available to talk about gardening and share plant wisdom throughout. So, bring your curiosity + your questions about gardens on balconies and in small spaces. Seeds and urban gardening hand-outs will be available so you can green up your own garden space at home!

*Get your spring planting started with our spring planting activity area (for kids of all ages!) – materials supplied for free by Riverside BIA

*Live Music by Murray Drive Band

*More fun, for everyone!

More About Recreate Place

Recreate Place is a local organization that provides design, planning and activation support in communities to create more connected and inclusive public places. They engage children and youth, with Child-friendly approaches guiding our work. Their team of educators and design-experts use art-based engaging processes that prioritize the meaningful participation of children and young people. We meet children where they are!  

More About Danette Steele, the herbalist farmer

Danette is a professional herbalist and a life long farmer, with a passion for growing food and medicines. Danette designs + consults about permaculture and organic gardens. Danette teaches about sustainable, ethical and safe practices for growing, harvesting and consuming plants in the garden, in the wild, and in her clinic. 

More About Riverside BIA & 2022 Events @ Riverside Common Park

The Riverside BIA, established in 1980, is one of Canada’s first BIAs, located along Queen Street East between the Queen Street Viaduct to just past De Grassi Street. Rich in history, green spaces and public art, the BIA includes over 100 unique eateries, retails shops, boutiques and a range of professional services.

Riverside Common Park is located at 657 Queen Street East and was officially opened in October 2021. The Riverside BIA and community collaborators are working together to bring in regular activations to this new community space in 2022. It’s all part of welcoming everyone to enjoy what our local business district and neighbourhood has to offer!


May 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm