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Evergreen Brick Works

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East York
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Address: 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8, Canada
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+1 416-596-1495
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00

A former brick making factory, Evergreen Brick Works is now Canada's first...

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 Families

I have been here several times, every time it was nice. There's a place for children to have fun and be creative! Inside the the buildings you can find and an organic shop selling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times, every time it was nice. There's a place for children to have fun and be creative! Inside the the buildings you can find and an organic shop selling different things from seeds to grow a garden to gifts for everyone. Some early mornings there's a farmers market where you can pick up local freshness.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love to ride there on a bike, go to the market, have a coffee, wander around. HAve been there to see exhibits and a presentation. A wonderful spot in our city that is used well! Go for a walk there through ravine, or take a car and have brunch. It all works!

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Evergreen Canada has done a phenominal thing for Toronto - it has taken an abandoned brick work site, and turned it into a model of enivornmental living. The conversion of the builds are fascinating - a mix of old and new. Whenever we are in Toronto we take the kids there to burn off some energy in the great trails... More 

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Markham, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unique place is a gem in busy Toronto. You can see and feel the passion of people at the farmers market or even the food truck (the Duck Confit Poutine, $10, was awesome, and it was a big serving). Can't wait to go there again when it's warmer.

Thank NutritionistJenL
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

foodie events...seasonal events occur here on a constant basis. Visited for a foodie event...long lines but very much worth the wait. A young dynamic crowd.

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Oshawa, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was there to pick up a Christmas tree for someone. Decent price. What I really liked was the food vendors, the occasional freebie piece of cheese and just the general idea of the place. Veggies, cheese, cool winter weather, some hot foods, general vendors. nice place to be outdoors even in the winter. Good stop for a little shop... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

lots of trails. nice scenery. good view of the city. also often has exhibits. children's garden. great way to spend the day with family outside. stroller friendly.

Thank roadrunner0820
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The former site of a brick making factory Evergreen has turned this site into a wonderful destination. If you want to see nature, go on hikes, take bike rides, have a location for children to play in the children's garden (weekends) enjoy a snack - this is the place to go. A social enterprise - the proceeds from parking and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Here you talk directly to the farmer who produced what you are buying. It is totally organic. Lots of produce was just picked that morning. They come from as far away as Niagara Falls. Fruits grown here are available in season , like peaches, apples and even cheese, made right here in Ontario. Be sure to enjoy the fresh roasted... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nice spot to hike or rent a bike. More of a moderate to difficult level. The view from the top looking over the skyline is really nice.

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East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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