Jimmie Simpson Park: 872 Queen Street East, Toronto
Free – Rain or Shine!
Riverdale ArtWalk is open to the public and free of charge. It is an excellent opportunity to talk to local artists and engage in conversations about their work, process and inspiration. Artists will be available at their booth spaces for you to see, experience, and purchase their original artworks during the following hours. We to see you there!
11:00am – 6:00pm
11:00am – 6:00pm
The Artists’ Network booth, located along Queen Street at Booth Ave is your centre for information. Someone will be onsite at the booth during show hours. Drop by to pick up an artist listing, enter our draw to WIN art, enter the People’s Choice Award, or learn more about the Riverdale ArtWalk and Artists’ Network.
It’s also the place to come for First Aid and Lost & Found.
Riverdale ArtWalk is located in Jimmie Simpson Park at 872 Queen Street East. Enter at Queen Street & Booth Ave.
With over 160 artists in the park, you are sure to find that perfect piece of art to take home!
Thank you to our wonderful SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS and many volunteers. We couldn’t do it with out you!
If you are interested in volunteering at the show, please let us know.
WIN! Enter our Draw
Don’t Forget to Enter our Draw and you could WIN original art! Thanks to DeSerres for their generous support!
Cast your ballot online or at the Artists’ Network booth located along Queen Street East.
Look for the “I Gave Art” sign onsite in participating artists booths.
People’s Choice Award
Please complete a ballot to nominate your favourite artist to win the People’s Choice Award by 3:00 PM Sunday June 4, 2023.
or onsite at the ARTISTS’ NETWORK INFORMATION BOOTH
Instagram Live Artist Interviews – listing posted in May
Join us as we interview artists and get a sneak peak into the life of an artist — visit an artist’s studio and learn about their art practice. Artists will share a bit about their inspiration and the work they will have available at the show.
May 26th @RiverdaleArtWalk
- 10:00 AM: Lindsay Small
- 10:30 AM: Roaslin Krieger
- 11:00 AM: Carole Milon
- 11:30 AM: Leah Olsen-Kent
Above Ground Art Supplies – Artist Awards
Congratulations to our artist award recipients!
Above Ground Art Supplies Artist Awards recognizes excellence in achievement!
Food & Drink
We will not have food vendors selling food in the park, but there are many wonderful restaurants along Queen Street that offer fantastic options.
25th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition – Leslie Grove Gallery
1158 Queen Street East, Toronto On., M4M 1L2
Open Wed – Sun 12-5 PM
Take a walk through 25 years of Riverdale ArtWalk history through the journey of the artist
This exhibition showcases a collection of artwork, stories and memorabilia.
Riverdale ArtWalk has been instrumental in building the successful careers of hundreds if not thousands of artists over the years. We invite you to visit the Leslie Grove Gallery to journey through the stories of the past 25 years.
A LITTLE ABOUT JIMMIE SIMPSON PARK & COMMUNITY CENTRE
This 2.6 hectare park just east of Broadview Avenue on Queen Street East features a ball diamond, multipurpose sports field, lit hockey rink, two lit tennis courts, basketball courts and a children’s playground. Adjacent to the park is this Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre.
Jimmie Simpson Park and Recreation Center is located at 872 Queen Street East, 4 blocks east of the Don Valley.
We’re on Queen Street, so the Queen streetcar or bus is the route, and the Booth Avenue stop is right at the park.
It will be difficult, but there are pay lots in the neighbourhood, and street parking, but please be polite to our neighbours on the surrounding residential streets.
Restrooms are located inside Jimmie Simpson Recreation Center.
In the Neighbourhood
Get ready for an exciting Sunday Funday at Riverside Common Park (657 Queen St. East) on June 4th from 10AM-4PM! Take in a lively local market hosted by the Riverside BIA that’s packed with fun for everyone! Extend your art-filled experience by joining in for more engaging activities after the Riverdale ArtWalk! Here’s the lineup of fun:
- Explore a diverse selection of unique artisan products from local vendors.
- *FREE – Immerse yourself in the rhythm of live music from our talented local musicians, including the energetic beats of Samba Toronto and the catchy tunes of Miss Millie Bee.
- *FREE – Unleash your inner artist with a special painting experience where we’ll bring vibrant colors to the castle inside Riverside Common. And don’t forget, there will be exciting chalk art activities for the little ones.
- *FREE – Enjoy a game of Giant Jenga. Bring your friends and family to engage in friendly competition and have a blast!
The best part? Admission is completely free! Simply grab your free ticket and let us know you’re coming. By getting your free ticket, you’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win one of five gift packs loaded with amazing Riverside BIA goodies! Don’t miss out on this local market in Riverside BIA!