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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01 June, 2021 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm on Virtual Event, Canada
01 April, 2021 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on 1326 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
UPCOMING events See All
Art & Everyday Life: Arts Engagement for Marginalized Women
Canada Council for the Arts awards Hub a grant to incubate a new program series to engage marginalized women in the arts.
this house, made and mended by unbelonging hands
The Hub presents this house, made and mended by unbelonging hands, a group exhibition of contemporary craft and zine works by emerging queer artists
Virtual Tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration
Riverdale's Essential Pathways to Employment (EPE) program participants were engaged in an exciting virtual tour of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax.
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.
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 😀
This was a great place to relax, do some work, listen to live music and the best part was the people!
Great place to be as you learn more about computer skills and wonderful counsellors to guide you, advise you . Workshops and trainings always five days a week.
Amazing building. Restaurant is incredible, amazing vegetarian meals. The rooms to work on are great. It's nice to have a green building like this in the city.
Comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Very friendly staff. The coffee is excellent, and lots of options for vegans and vegetarians!
Excellent coffee and great atmosphere. The decor is adorable and there's always a comfy song playing.
Open mic night! Super friendly environment! The decor was very cozy, it almost feels like someone lives there. The coffee was great and I absolutely loved the time I spent there.
Staff and customers were some of the friendliest people there. A sense of community I hadn't seen anywhere else, yet. I had gone in during one of their open mic nights and it was great seeing people's performances and having such a positive atmosphere from the crowd. Nathaniel plays a sweet guitar and ukelele. Having Bryan and Andrew play was a real treat for the crowd.
Don't forget, the place has three floors and also hosts an art gallery on the third! There were beautiful pieces on display, I wish I remembered to take pictures.
I'm looking very forward to seeing this place again, and maybe having a turn with the mic.