We're open for indoor & outdoor dining at our Rainwater Garden Patio Café.
Effective September 22, 2021, patrons seeking access to our indoor dining or event/meeting spaces must show proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can enter the area, with limited exceptions: outdoor patios, delivery and takeout.
The Riverdale Hub in the east end of Toronto houses the Social Gardener Café, Riverdale Gallery, unique Event and Workspaces, Community Gardens and Work-based Training Programs. Our innovative space has been developed to inspire social entrepreneurship, drive innovation and build community capacity.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE @ RIVERDALE hub
Social Gardener Café
Open for take-out and delivery! When it comes to food, “healthy and affordable” is our mandate and “delicious” is our priority.
We offer an innovative, affordable green work environment to progressive organizations & individuals. Join as a member & tenant.
Conferences, AGMs, lectures, receptions, art showings… Whatever your event needs, our event space can deliver. Rent a space at the Hub today!
Gallery & Artisan Market
Gallery & Art Market
The Riverdale Gallery is dedicated to employing the transformative power of art to engage the community and hosts a variety of artistic and cultural projects.
Our Hub’s green roof, rooftop vegetable garden and rainwater garden work together to create a self-sustaining, environmentally conscious system.
The Hub is an employment training ground for marginalized women, youth and other vulnerable groups working towards sustainable livelihoods.
EVENTS @ RIVERDALE hub
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19 September, 2021 at 10:00 am to 03:00 pm on 1326 Gerrard St E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
01 September, 2021 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm on 1326 Gerrard St. E., 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Riverdale Hub Rooftop Garden Tour
Opportunities and Microclimates: Working with the unique characteristics of the HUB's sustainable roof to create a habitat for pollinators and a microgreens program for the on-site vegan café, The Social Gardener. Special emphasis is on upcycling, creative problem solving, and building community connections.
Devon Pryce: Solo Exhibition
Devon Pryce is an artist currently based in Toronto. He completed his BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University. Devon’s work incorporates painting, digital concepts, and cinematic themes. His work explores issues of anxiety, the mundane and displacement.
KIND WORDS @ RIVERDALE hub
Reading your positive reviews truly warms our hearts. It is the fire that keeps us going and reminds us – this is why we do this! Being able to create food that is healthy, affordable, nutritious, delicious and keeps you coming back is incredibly rewarding! Thank you to all of our lovely, loyal customers, new & returning.
“Phenomenal program - I'm very grateful for this opportunity!”
“[I] felt welcomed and safe to share [my] experiences.”
“[I liked] the information that was provided, organization, and diversity in education. I especially enjoyed art history, how each artist use[s] it to express their individuality to share their story and all the different artist[s] right here in our city. I enjoyed the group and sharing our work with each other and the new skills I gained.”
“I open[ed] my mind and creativity to new visual arts [such] as photography and college photomontage.”
“This program has inspired me in so many ways and has allowed me to deepen my art practice. All the facilitators were excellent, the presentations were relevant and engaging. I loved the emphasis on art that promotes decolonization.”
“I loved the artist[s] that came to share their amazing talents with us. I learnt so much and have a new foundation [of] love for photography and art including collaging.”
Great place with a brilliant cause for women.
Adorable cafe – perfect place to sit and read or meet a friend for a bite. Plus all the food is 100% vegan!
Great vegan options!! And super eco-friendly with their own produce garden.
Love this COVID-safe urban oasis! Three of us had a peanut-butter smoothie, a tropical smoothie, jack fruit wrap, bowl with masala chick peas --all delicious--in a spacious inner courtyard today. This delightful vegan cafe supports immigrant women and deserves your support.
This cafe is incredibly beautiful! An amazing patio where you can chill with some drinks, and scrumptious plant based food. The service is phenomenal, and best of all, all the profits go back to helping local community, since it is a non-profit. Just a perfect place, to be quite honest. Also, they have a rooftop garden on the top and, omg, everything is grown naturally, fresh and they use that in their food ingredients. I mean how much more environmentally friendly can you get???
The BBQ jackfruit wrap is sensational! Also had two orders of the hibiscus iced tea. It was lovely. Great, friendly chill staff. Lovely patio out back.
We stopped in and were excited to find out that everything was vegan! The staff were wonderful and the food was amazing. Their Chick-un wrap was great as was the banana bread. Definitely get a smoothy!
Last week I ordered the Fancy Toast for the first time and was BLOWN away! They served a fluffy and thick slice of toast to me, topped with so much creamy avocado, sun dried tomatoes, sesame seeds, leafy greens and this lovely tahini turmeric dressing!! IT WAS SO GOOD. I know they grow produce on their rooftop so I'm pretty sure the tomato and greens were grown in house which is so amazing, I love hyper-local!
The Social Gardener Cafe is amazing. The jackfruit wrap is one of the best things I have ever eaten, and the indian bowl was phenomenal. The best part is they use fresh ingredients grown on site in their rooftop garden, and the proceeds from the cafe go back into the Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre. Delicious, fresh, healthy and affordable food in a beautiful setting, supporting a great cause. What more can you ask for? 10/10, I can't possibly recommend this place highly enough.
I eat here everyday! New menu is affordable, organic and delicious!
Excellent cafe here with vegan food, coffee etc. Always quiet which is nice.
Super cozy and friendly place. All the staff are very nice and sweet. Great environment to get some work done.
The avocado kimchi toast is to die for! It has so much flavour that you'll remember and crave it for days. The kimchi is made in house which they sell on its own too. The staff are very friendly and it's absolutely great to support a local initiative that provides space for others to cook and make a living.
Our new favourite place in the East end. Cool decor and vibe and great coffee 😀