Riverside C’Mon! (July): Local Summer Market

With summer in full swing, the Riverside C’Mon community event series continues with not just one but two exciting Sunday markets in July, showcasing small businesses, local products, and talent in Toronto.

Riverside C’Mon is a series of community events held at Riverside Common Park located at 657 Queen Street East in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood.

Here’s what’s happening and who’s participating in Riverside C’Mon’s Local Summer Market in the month of July:

Sunday, July 7th


Photo credit: Chris Oday

Toronto-based musicians Chris Oday (@chrisodayyy) and Tony Smith will be performing on July 7th to bring the good vibes. Oday is on from 11am-1pm, and Smith follows at 2pm-4pm. There will be face-painting for the kids by Laura Adams.


Photo credit: Ivy & Lua

Ivy & Lua (@ivyandlua)

This women of colour-owned small jewelry brand offers high-quality, hypoallergenic accessories in a variety of mediums including polymer clay, resin, gemstones/pearls, as well as gold-plated and gold-filled metals.

Photo credit: Purrfectly Playful at Riverside C’Mon

Purrfectly Playful (@purrfectlyplayful)

This female-owned business handcrafts beautiful cat toys such as luxurious natural feathered lures, sleek birch wood, spring wire wands, and refillable catnip kickers.

Photo credit: Marubashi Preserves

Marubashi Preserves (@marubashi.shop)

Bring bold new flavours to your cooking with products by Marubashi, such as pickled vegetables, spice blends, seasonings, and sauces with a focus on Japanese/Japanese-Canadian food. 

Photo credit: Link Haus

Link Haus (@link_haus)

Take your pick from over three dozen flavours of gourmet sausages from Link Haus. At the market, you can get them frozen and vacuum-sealed to take home or fresh off the grill to enjoy on the spot.

Photo credit: Sparkle – Macrame and more

Sparkle – Macrame and more (@sparkle_by_batul)

This handmade macrame business makes colourful pot holders, organizers, keychains, earrings, wall hangings, bookmarks, key holders, and more.

Sunday, July 21st 


Photo credit: Riverside BIA

For the second installment of the July Local Summer Market, DJ Stevie Kicks (@steviekicksdj) and steel drum pannist Trenyce Sweeney will be sharing their talent with Riverside. DJ Stevie Kicks goes on at 11am-1pm, and Trenyce Sweeney at 2pm-4pm. There will be face-painting for the kids by Merlin and crafts by Celina.


Photo credit: DC Canada Education Publishing

DC Canada Education Publishing (@dceducation)

The innovative publisher of children’s books, games, and music from Ottawa will be selling educational books, puzzles, plush toys, and more.

Photo credit: Yofiit

Yofiit (@yofiit)

This black and woman-owned vegan company creates better-for-you plant milks loaded with protein and less sugar and without gums and fillers.

Photo credit: Kallis Oils

Kallis Oils (@kallisoils)

Kallis Oils provides natural skincare, including shea and essential oils, sourced from the highest purity of plants from around the world.

These are just a few of the vendors who will be participating in the Local Summer Markets for Riverside C’Mon in July!

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FYI, there will be at least one Riverside C’Mon event every month until November this year so make sure to follow @riverside_bia on Instagram and stay updated on Riverside’s events and programming!