What’s in Store: Light Up Riverside and Shop the Neighbourhood on Nov 30th!

Join us for the annual Light Up Riverside and Shop the Neighbourhood on November 30! Just in time for the holidays, come out and share the warmth of the season with a little something for everyone to enjoy!

791 Queen St East

Come for a FUN evening – everyone is welcome! From 5 – 7pm, there will be warm refreshments from local businesses including apple pies from Brickworks Ciderhouse, chicken noodle soup from Opera House Grill served with bread from Blackbird Baking Co, Irish tea from Saulter Street Brewery, special liquor-infused coffee samples from Tertulia for the adults and more!

For the KIDS: holiday crafts and the opportunity to meet and get treats from SANTA and our co-sponsors Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP and Dianna Kennedy of RE/MAX Hallmark. Not to mention our magical light display

It’s all happening in Fontbonne Ministries’ Mustard Seed Courtyard conveniently located at 791 Queen St E.

The evening will also feature performances by the Toronto Beaches Children’s & Youth Chorus (TBCYC)! The TBCYC “aims to promote the love of singing and the joy of drama in children and youth, committed to pursuing the highest standards both chorally and dramatically in an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming community.” Learn more about them and then come see them live at Light Up Riverside!

The event is free to the public, however, donations are being welcomed in support of Mustard Seed, Fontbonne Ministries – and our co-sponsor Dianna Kennedy will be holding a prize draw to help spread the good cheer!


From 12 – 6pm on November 30th stop by the Riverside shops all along Queen Street East from the Don Valley to Empire Avenue for meet and greets, treats, and something special to help ring in the holidays. While you’re shopping you can take part in Riverside BIA’s Scavenger Hunt to get our free Riverside tote bag!

Also, while you’re shopping don’t miss taking a snap of your favourite holiday window display and sharing on Instagram with #RiversideTO #WindowWonderland – for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate in our Window Wonderland contest – on from November 30th until December 11th!

We’ll be posting all the special happenings on our blog riverside-to.com

After the party…comes the AFTER PARTY!

After your Light Up Riverside experience, head on down to Saulter Street Brewery Inc for a free sample to warm your heart plus lots of great locally-brewed beer and cheer!

Get all the details of Light Up Riverside and let us know you’re coming!

A BIG thank you to our 2019 Light Up Riverside co-sponsors, Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP and Dianna Kennedy RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd, and to Fontbonne Ministries for hosting again in the Mustard Seed Courtyard.