Jane’s Walk – May 5, 2013

Hey Riverside,

Jane’s Walk is approaching  fast! On May 5, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM, you can experience all the main locations that have made and enhanced Riverside into this amazing neighborhood that we all love and enjoy.

“Take a walk down Riverside’s Historic Queen Street East and have a walking conversation on how things are made in Toronto’s Riverside District. Although known for its heritage buildings, award-winning restaurants, and the street that inspired the cult classic Degrassi TV series, Riverside’s secret also lies in its artisans and community builders of many sorts.  Get a behind the scenes view of where and how everything from fashion and furniture designs, to streetscaping and community parks are made in Riverside. “

Made in Riverside

1. (start) The Ralph Thornton Centre – making community,

2. Bergstrom Originals – making Fashion,

3. Olive & Olives – making olive oil

4. Mac Fab workroom – re-making furniture and home furnishings

5. Hangman Gallery and Studio – making art

6. Quince Flowers – making flower arrangements

7. Streetcar – making homes

8. Joel Weeks Park and TCHC – a community making parks

9. (end) Matt Durant’s Studio –   remaking & reclaiming

Along the way we will explore making streetscapes and what makes a neighbourhood distinctive and inspiring to be in – you’ll never look at a street the same way!

Let us know you’re coming:    RiversideJanesWalk.eventbrite.com

About the Jane’s Walk Leaders:

Morgen Peers, maps and plans neighbourhoods and builds outdoor furniture for the greater good. He is based in the Greater Toronto area, where he works with communities, institutions and governments to create better, more profitable places.

Rachel Conduit, is a local personality instrumental in reviving Toronto’s East End. Among her many initiatives, she has spearheaded local community garden projects, the East End Icon calendar – highlighting the area’s unsung heroes, has organized “The Little Art Show”, and a community East End Bike Ride. She is the owner of the “The Avro” in Riverside and “The Handlebar” in Kensington Market.

Anjuli Solanki, is the Director of Marketing and Events at the Riverside BIA and has a background in community engagement, public programming and urban research. She has a passion for public spaces and public art.