Dine at the Social Gardener Cafe
When it comes to food, “healthy and affordable” is our mandate and “delicious” is our priority. Everything we sell is made in-house with love, and we incorporate as many organic and locally sourced ingredients as we can. We even grow some of our food in our very own rooftop garden! We also strive to form relationships with local suppliers and contribute to a vibrant community of food in East Toronto.
Riverdale Hub offers an innovative and affordable green work environment to progressive organizations and individuals. Our co-working space is open-concept, with shared “hot desks”, designated desks, meeting tables, lounge areas and enclosed offices.
Join us as a member and tenant of our co-working space, with one of our part-time/full-time monthly membership packages. You can also purchase day passes to enjoy our space for the day!
Conference, AGMs, lectures, receptions, art showings… Whatever your event needs, Riverdale Hub’s unforgettable event space can deliver.
Our beautifully renovated spaces with lots of natural light, exposed wood beams and brick total a spacious 3,000 + square feet and can comfortably hold upwards of 250 guests. Rent one space, or bundle them together for a larger space.
In embracing the core values of the Hub, The Riverdale Hub Galleries are dedicated to employing the transformative power of art to engage the community.
Since opening, the gallery has hosted a variety of artistic and cultural projects, ranging from community art exhibitions to participating in major arts initiatives such as Contact Photography Festival and Culture Days.
A greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hub, along with a community garden, reduces the reliance on conventional, energy-intensive means of accessing food for the Social Gardener Cafe. By utilizing produce from the greenhouse and garden to supplement the ingredients at the Cafe not only are transportation costs and ‘food miles’ greatly reduced – the Hub is able to provide healthy, local, organic food to our community at affordable prices.
With the possibility of extending the growing season of the planters through the use of garden hoops, the Hub will be able to prolong its gardening capabilities into the winter months, maximizing the harvesting time and use of the rooftop initiative.
Founded in 1982, Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre is a non-profit community-based immigrant women’s organization committed to the empowerment of women. RIWC operates from a holistic and integrated service model that address the social, cultural and political realities of minority communities informed by feminist and anti-racist values. RIWC works with a wide range of community-based organizations, coalitions and research networks to address women’s equality issues to facilitate policy and social change. RIWC is a multilingual agency with experience in delivering settlement, language training, anti-violence and employment services for marginalized women and their families in the Toronto area.