Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto: Hours, Address, Evergreen Brick Works Reviews: 4.5/5

Evergreen Brick Works
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Gardens
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A former brick making factory, Evergreen Brick Works is now a place where the world can experience sustainable practices that enable flourishing cities of the future. Evergreen Brick Works connects citizens, business, academia and government to shape our cities for the better. For real. Open daily and year-round, Evergreen Brick Works engages visitors in a full suite of attractions and events including our Saturday Farmers' Market, nature trails for hiking and cycling, site tours, exhibits, conferences, festivals, nature-based camps for youth and a sustainable garden market and eco-store.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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Kate G
17 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Great place to spend an afternoon with family in any season. It’s very dog friendly, with plenty of trails (must be leashed) and an off leash area. The walks are well maintained and it’s not busy on week days. You may see beavers on the lakes if you are lucky. The weekend markets are lovely, and the cafe Belong has amazing drinks, snacks and delicious (though not cheap) food. Book ahead for brunch at weekends.
Written January 8, 2022
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David M
4 contributions
Nov 2021
Nice facility but lovely restored natural environment and walking trails connected to Rosedale and Moore Park. A great introduction to Toronto’s ravines and leafy neighborhoods.
Written November 12, 2021
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,611 contributions
Oct 2021
In the early stages of the pandemic we went here often, and Sunday afternoon being very nice -- sunny and 15 -- we decided to pay the Brick Works another visit. The walks are nice, the fall colours are beautiful, and the views across the ponds are very pleasing. Unhappily we didn't reach the cafe until 4:05, when it had just closed. It should stay open until at least 5 pm.
Written November 1, 2021
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one on one
Toronto, Canada62 contributions
Aug 2021
Good farmer’s market on Sat mornings.Parking is ample.Not much to see otherwise.Some buildings locked.Hiking trails nearby.
Written September 18, 2021
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Paulade
Toronto, Canada285 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Try to visit on a market day …. Plenty of parking on site. Dogs permitted on leash. Coffee and food available. Really nice to walk the board walks over the ponds and a short climb to the summit to see the best views of the location and the Toronto skyline. Enjoyable 2 - 3 hours
Written September 13, 2021
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Diamondgirl K
Shelburne, Canada58 contributions
May 2021
Great place to walk around and explore! Located in the Don River valley - an escape from hi-rise concrete in downtown Toronto.
Written May 10, 2021
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,611 contributions
Nov 2020
The first time I was here was in the mid-1960s, when I got bricks to use in making bookshelves. Since then it was abandoned, then reopened to become a combination shopping area (mostly on Saturdays) and a nature reserve, complete with a beaver pond. It's very enjoyable to explore, especially on a pleasant autumn afternoon.
Written November 9, 2020
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PaulaDDuck
Toronto, Canada191 contributions
Sep 2020
This site was a contaminated brownfield - formerly a quarry and brickworks site. It has been transformed over the years to a series of wetlands, interconnected ponds, meadows, hiking/walking trails. We enjoyed a lovely day strolling around the area. Make sure that you go up to the lookout points (if you are able). The southern one gives you a nice view of the city and the CN Tower. The northern one gives you a nice overview of the site.
Written October 13, 2020
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Deb
Toronto, Canada21 contributions
Jun 2019
If you are missing trees, and you don't have a day to get away, the Brickworks offer a quick fix. The cafe is nice, though public seating options could be improved in the main space. You can get a decent walk out of the surrounding nature. You may still hear cars, but it's better than nothing! And there are definitely still some wildlife sightings around there (I saw a snake the last time I was there!)
Written March 12, 2020
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pzzmd
London, Canada36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Perhaps the worlds smallest skating rink. I loved it. Very easy to get to, and reasonable parking rates. Great for a quick 15-30 min skate to break up a day downtown Toronto. Skates can be rented if needed, but bring your own if you’ve got them. There’s a cafe onsite, and what appeared to be a bar although it was closed on the Sunday afternoon that we visited.
Written February 19, 2020
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Evergreen Brick Works is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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