Evergreen Brick Works
Evergreen Brick Works
4.5
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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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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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pzzmd
London, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Deb
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Our Wanderings | E&J
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was recommended to visit Evergreen Brickworks by friends and family when I visited Toronto. It’s a lovely way to get out of the city and getting a taste of nature without having to go too far. The extended park area allows you to explore far enough that you never really feel that it gets too crowded even on weekends. I went in the end of October and the fall foliage was perfect. There is also the farmers and food market which adds to the element of fun. I would definitely recommend spending a long afternoon here.
Written December 12, 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Phil Norton
Picton, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
I first visited the Brickworks in 2017 as a spring-time online dating meeting place. Nearly 6 years later, she and I still take regular walks through the old quarry in all seasons. I wrote an article with photos about the history of the Evergreen Brickworks, establishing a nature centre out of dirty industry. Google it on Harrowsmith magazine website. It launched me into a long-term personal photo documentary project about Toronto’s natural ravines with a friend who offers guided walks.
Written December 9, 2022
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Margaret T
Ottawa, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We spent a lovely few hours here on a Saturday. We got to enjoy the farmers’ market and had a wonderful brunch at the restaurant. The tour of the site by a volunteer wasn’t great (he couldn’t answer a single question) but their are good information boards and the buildings are amazing.
Written February 19, 2020
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KTP310
Reading, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
With just a fairly short journey you are out of the city and in this peaceful haven of nature. There are a number of lovely walks and we enjoyed walking along the boardwalk and seeing all the turtles. The cafe served very good lunches and there is a nice garden centre.
Written May 11, 2024
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Paulade
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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