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“great for tourists and locals!”

Evergreen Brick Works
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Owner description: A former brick making factory, Evergreen Brick Works is now Canada's first large-scale community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Open daily and year-round, Evergreen Brick Works engages visitors in a full suite of attractions and events including our Saturday and Sunday Farmers' Market, nature trails for hiking and cycling, site tours, cooking and gardening workshops, exhibits, conferences, festivals, nature-based camps for youth and a sustainable garden market and eco-store.
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“great for tourists and locals!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

spent a Saturday morning in the market and exploring the various spaces/art installations. makes a great morning for locals or tourists alike, various food stalls were excellent, a fun, social experience with the various food vendors and great treats to eat!

Visited September 2012
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“A wonderful place to visit”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

On a visit to our grandchildren from the UK we asked to be taken to their favourite places and the Brickworks was at the top of the list. They have very good taste!!! We arrived in time for the 'hands in the bowl' where the children made a delicious bean dip that everyone was invited to share. On to the garden area where there were plants and vegetables to water, a teepee to explore, a tunnel made of branches and much more. We had lunch from one of the many vendors next to the farmers market, substantial healthy stuff it was too, and we got to listen to the live entertainment while we were there. There were stall selling vintage stuff, a pottery workshop and a cycle hire shop that offered you the chance to repair/maintain your own bikes in their workshop and had lots of spare parts should you need them. Lots and lots more to see and do and many trails to cycle/walk around. A superb facility and a splendid morning out.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“natural and cultrual heritage site. community enviornmental centre. offers events, exhibition, workshops.”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is public space in the heartof Toronto's Don Valley. Brick Works comprise industrial buildings, Garden, and geological features, Garden Market, Korner Garden, Pavillions, Cafe, Chimney Court. It engages visitors through interactive workshops and community festivals, It provides education and enjoyment. This Brick Works used to be industrial area, with its resources of clay and water. It held brick factory, paper and beer factories. Transformend from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a showcase for green design and urban substainability.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Once a brickery, now a lovely and unique park”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was until a few decades ago a quarry and giant brick kiln. It's a large bowl shape and surrounded by the swank Forest Hill neighbourhood, with paths inwards. Buses leave from Pape Station and you can cycle there from the Don Valley path. It's a lovely way to spend an hour or so but starting to get crowded on weekends. There's also a mediocre restaurant run by the Evergreen folks, whom the city for some strange reason handed this over to.

Visited June 2012
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“Interesting, but a work in progress, and produce is expensive”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

We came to the Brick works as part of a walk along the Don Valley Trails. The community group who have reclaimed the old factory, have very ambitious plans to reform it as an eco centre. However we found it was quite disjointed, with different parts - restuarant, shop, bike hire place, wedding venue, garden centre, eco building information etc not really clicking together. In addition, the food and items in the shop were really expensive. It was almost as if they were making up for the free admission. It is a pleasant oasis in the city and obviously does good educational programmes, but it just did nothing for us.

Visited June 2012
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