ABOUT us

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

Café

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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. 

Work Spaces

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Work Spaces

We offer an innovative, affordable green work environment to progressive organizations & individuals. Join as a member & tenant.

Event Spaces

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Event Spaces

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

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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.

Green Initiatives

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Green Initiatives

Our Hub’s green roof, rooftop vegetable garden and rainwater garden work together to create a self-sustaining, environmentally conscious system.

Training Programs

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Training Programs

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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Parth Upadhye: Vibrant Calm

Parth Upadhye: Vibrant Calm

01 December, 2021 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm on 1326 Gerrard St. E., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Nicole Helene: Perpetually Me

Nicole Helene: Perpetually Me

01 November, 2021 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm on 1326 Gerrard St. E., 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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UPCOMING events See All

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.

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“Phenomenal program - I'm very grateful for this opportunity!”

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“[I] felt welcomed and safe to share [my] experiences.”

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“[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.”

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“I open[ed] my mind and creativity to new visual arts [such] as photography and college photomontage.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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Great place with a brilliant cause for women.

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Sana Wadiwala
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Adorable cafe – perfect place to sit and read or meet a friend for a bite. Plus all the food is 100% vegan!

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Dallas Fellini
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Great vegan options!! And super eco-friendly with their own produce garden.

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Karina Iskandarsjah
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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.

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Annmarie Adams
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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???

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Rachit Kumar
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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.

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Marcin Kiersnowski
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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!

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Alec Bosse
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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!

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Christina Atell
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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.

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Cory Tester
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I eat here everyday! New menu is affordable, organic and delicious!

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Katie Barrington
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Excellent cafe here with vegan food, coffee etc. Always quiet which is nice.

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Tom Winskell
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Super cozy and friendly place. All the staff are very nice and sweet. Great environment to get some work done.

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Jenn Yung
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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.

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Prachy Mohan
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Our new favourite place in the East end. Cool decor and vibe and great coffee 😀

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Melanie C

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