Good Times Await in Toronto’s Riverside (5 Fun Happenings at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest 2024)

In case you didn’t know, the Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest is making its long-awaited comeback on Saturday, June 8th, 12-6pm, which will take place 10 blocks along Queen East, from Davies Ave to Empire Ave.

After a five-year hiatus, the Riverside BIA is pulling out all the stops for the Riverside Eats & Beats’ return with exciting festivities, highlighting the diverse range of members and businesses this charming neighborhood in the East End has to offer.

Aside from patio dining options and special sidewalk sales, visitors can also expect activities at the festival, from free fitness classes to pottery wheel throwing demos–it’s going to be a jam-packed day!

Here are 5 Fun Happenings at this year’s Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest:

Photo credit: Innovative Fitness

Innovative Fitness

Address: 635 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G4

Who says you can’t go to a festival and get a workout in? For Riverside Eats & Beats, Innovative Fitness is offering complimentary drop-in on group fitness classes, which will include HIIT, dance, and interval training. There will be outdoor and indoor sessions.

Photo credit: Oma Chiropractic & Wellness

Oma Chiropractic & Wellness

Address: 1 Munro St, Toronto, ON M4M 2B7

Explore your nervous system through Oma Chiropractic & Wellness’ interactive sensory stations. While you’re there, you can inquire about their services, such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic care for animals, and more.

What they’ll have:

Taste – smoothie bike station
Touch – sensory table
Smell – essential oils
See – Intention bracelets

Photo credit: Ralph Thornton Community Centre

Ralph Thornton Community Centre

Address: Saulter Street closure

Bring the little ones to Ralph Thornton Community Centre at the Saulter St. closure for fun kids’ activities. You can also learn more about the programs and services available at the centre, which include a fundraising campaign to send East End kids to RAC Camp this summer.

Photo credit: Queen Garden Centre & Cafe

Queen Garden Centre & Cafe

Address: 771 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H5

Stop by Queen Garden Centre to get gardening tips and learn about their beehives (coming soon!), which are coming soon! Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still come and grab a beverage from their cafe to enjoy on their patio and check out the Saulter St Beer Garden.

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Fontbonne Ministries

Address: 791 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H6

Pottery enthusiasts are in for a treat as Fontbonne Ministries will be doing pottery wheel throwing demonstrations for the festival. There will also be a special bake sale featuring delicious treats made by residents of Fontbonne Place.

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