Riverside BIA and Leslieville BIA say Cheers to 2024 Patio Season with Queen East Eats

Food tours, colourful promotional displays, patio map, giveaways and more to welcome patrons to summer/fall outdoor dining experience 

Experience ‘Queen East Eats’ this patio season – it’s a partnership between the Riverside BIA (Queen St E between Davies and Empire Avenue) and the Leslieville BIA (Queen St E between Empire and Vancouver Avenue). Together, we have curated an online map of over 50 must-visit outdoor dining and drinking destinations, guided food tours, and monthly contests.

With a shared mission to attract and delight visitors, Queen East emerges as the ultimate summer hotspot for al fresco dining and drinking experiences.

Why ‘Queen East Eats’? 

Our neighbouring BIAs share many common features, including a diverse catalogue of small independent businesses along Queen Street, one of Toronto’s economic driving forces. Queen Street East maintains a close relationship with its surrounding communities.

This relationship is a springboard to launch this exciting summer/fall dining program, with the support of partners including the City of Toronto CafeTO program, and community sponsors including Hullmark and Shop Small® with Amex.

Queen East Eats is a vibrant celebration of the diverse culinary talents that thrive in the area, offering an exciting range of flavours and exceptional dining experiences. 

 ‘Queen East Eats’ features:

  • ONLINE PATIO MAP: An online map featuring the over 50 outdoor patios within both BIAs, providing a quick guide with links and information for each location
  • MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS: Hosted on social media by the BIAs, showcasing the diverse offerings of local restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • FOOD TOURS: Complimentary food tours, designed to offer a local culinary journey. Stay tuned!
  • DINING SPECIALS: Exciting food and drink specials from local establishments
  • MORE PATIO TIME: An extended patio season, with the program running until late-September

Patrons are invited to follow #QueenEastEats across the BIAs’ social media platforms and to stay connected to these networks for exciting updates on the Queen East Eats program:
Riverside BIA: Instagram, Facebook, X
Leslieville BIA: Instagram, Facebook, X


Follow us on Facebook: /RiversideTO  X: @riversideBIA and Instagram: riverside_bia
Have questions? Please contact us!