In this Riverside Blog series, we’ve collaborated with Fuze Reps (all photos credited to them!), The Neighbourgood and local businesses to help meet the owners and staff behind our incredible diversity of local businesses through these intimate snapshots. Tune into our Instagram or this page to learn about new local businesses each week!
Untitled by Flaunt Boutique
Meet Karla and Linda of Untitled by Flaunt Boutique, located at 792 Queen St E. Carefully conceived to connect hair ingenuity with an eco-friendly consciousness, Untitled is dedicated to providing maximum client satisfaction, while drawing inspiration from their surroundings. Support them by shopping for incredible hair and body care products in their online shop.
Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine
Meet Diana Sideris, owner of Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine in Riverside since 2013 at 810 Queen St E. A huge supporter of the community, Tabule offers traditional Middle Eastern dishes in a richly textured environment. The chef’s special cultural expertise and interpretation of traditional dishes has created a menu that will delight your senses.
Meet Kara, owner of Sparkplug Coffee, located at 717 Queen St E. Sparkplug offers home delivery service of premium arabica coffee beans that are directly sourced and fairly traded, which delivers custom built coffee to your specifications. Order online for free shipping. affordable pricing and quick delivery.
Ride Away Bikes
Meet Donny and the team of Ride Away Bikes, located at 651 Queen St. E. With over 20 years experience in the cycle shop and repair business, this team offer hundreds of bike models, cycling accessories, and full bicycle custom builds, as well as regular tune up and repair services.
Meet Rosie, owner of Quince Flowers, located at 660 Queen St. E. While in England, she unearthed her love of all things botanic while moonlighting to help pay the rent. Today, Quince Flowers is a long-time reputable name in blossoming your intimate moments and big celebrations. Support our friendly local flower shop by calling-in to order for curbside, subscribing to a ‘Bloomogram’ or their e-news!
Oma Chiropractic and Wellness
Meet Dr. Adrienne McRuvie, Chiropractor and Clinic Director of Oma Chiropractic and Wellness, located at 1 Munro St. Oma is a wellness clinic committed to providing the highest standard of care, in a welcoming environment. Through chiropractic care, naturopathy, massage therapy and a host of holistic products, Oma is dedicated to helping people of all ages and stages achieve longevity and resilience so they can live their best lives. https://www.omachiropractic.com/
Irish Design House
Meet Sinead, owner of The Irish Design House, located at 756 Queen St. E. The Irish Design House showcases handmade crafts and fashion from various areas of Ireland. Each product is made with great attention to detail, love and care. Support them by checking out their extensive online shop. https://www.theirishdesignhouse.com/
Indian Spice Room
We were at a critical stage in March 2020, however, I decided that we would not shut down…not even for a day”. Meet Rohit Wadhawan, owner of Indian Spice Room, located at 717 Queen St E. Despite no prior experience in the food industry, Rohit opened the Indian Spice Room with a dream to create something fascinating; something that could be his very own. The Indian Spice Room continues to stand strong, with its exquisite all-vegetarian menu with over 80 items. Don’t forget to check out their vegan and gluten free options! https://indianspiceroom.com/
Eastbound Brewing Co.
Meet Chef Tara Lee and Brewermaster Dave Lee, the husband and wife team behind Eastbound Brewing Co. located at 700 Queen St. E. Throughout the pandemic, Dave and Tara worked hard to transform the ‘are we open tomorrow?’ to a ‘we will be open tomorrow!’ and they continue to work toward maintaining a positive and uplifting attitude for their staff and customers. From craft beer newcomers to seasoned tasters and homebrewers, everyone is welcome by this friendly local brewpub, now offering online ordering and retail shop, virtual offerings, takeout, and delivery. https://eastboundbeer.com/
Meet Richard Schulz, manager at Dresden Vision Riverside, located on 733 Queen St E. Inspired by the traditional German craftsmanship of connecting the product directly to the consumer and applying Australian pragmatism to the frame designs, Dresden Vision provides a vast selection of frames, equally sustainable, durable, affordable and interchangeable. Dresden Vision can make your vision come to life with frames starting at only $59.00 Check out their designs! https://dresden.vision/ca/store/riverside
Dreamy Beauty Bar
Meet Lynda Quach, owner of the Dreamy Beauty Bar, located at 696A Queen St E. This friendly local beauty salon guarantees its customers with the best service thanks to its up-to-date products and a certified and passionate staff. Dreamy Beauty Bar is the perfect place for both artistry and relaxation. Purchase their gift card (available on their website) to show your support! https://www.dreamybeautybar.com/
Dimensions Custom Framing and Gallery
Meet Ellen Davidson and Wendy Palmer of Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery, located at 732 Queen St E. For over 20 years, Dimensions has been one of the city’s most reputable places for custom framing of cherished mementos and art works, as well as a celebrated showcase gallery of artworks from all genres. Together, Ellen – with her flair for popular culture and intuitive style – and Wendy – with her master framing skills – continue to give their community the gift of FRAMING. Check out their designs! https://www.dimensionsframing.com/
Meet Lori Feasson, founder of Bonjour Brioche, located at 812 Queen St. E in Riverside. This friendly local French cafe/bakery is famous for its butter croissants and pastries. In business for over 20 years now, the cafe/bakery continues to welcome customers with a smile everyday. Read about our friendly local cafe/bakery here: http://www.bonjourbrioche.com/
Dirty Pawz Dog Wash
Meet Ryan Chong, founder of the Dirty Pawz Dog Wash, located on 804 Queen St. E. When Ryan began to experience the challenges that came with bathing his pet dog, Molly, he decided to open a stress-free dog wash for customers to bathe their dogs in, without a mess at home. Equipped with K9000 Dog Wash Machines, Dirty Pawz ensures maximum safety and efficiency. Check out their Loyalty Program! https://www.dirtypawzdogwash.com/
Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP
Meet CEO Philomena Comerford and son Dylan Luft from the Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP team at 825 Queen St E. A long time trusted name in insurance brokering, Baird MacGregor has a large team specializing in providing cost-effective insurance and unique risk management solutions. They are a huge supporter of the community. Get to know your local: www.bairdmacgregor.com