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Evergreen Brick Works

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East York
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Address: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8, Canada
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+1 416-596-1495
10:00 - 16:00
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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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Nature in the heart of the city

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farmers Market Sat am all year, hiking and biking trails, skating rink, activities and historically interesting as old brick factory and Evergreen now runs. Great shops, grab a bite at vendors Sat am in the farmers market or Cafe Belong for lunch or dinner. Get your Xmas tree here. Love the venison. Just love this place. Either hit the Danforth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk through the quarry gardens, native plants for sale in the garden centre, farmers market on weekends, conenctions to the Don trail systems. A unique and wonderful place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in August for an event that was being held in the Distillery district. I was most impressed with the quirky area as a whole. There are numerous crafty shops and artisans as well as unique restaurants, cafes and stores in the area now. This is an area that Toronto should be extremely proud of. Great job repurposing what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in January . Still a nice place to walk and see how factory has been turned into educational, sustainable historical centers. Very interesting walking through kiln areas store and cafe. Outside paths. Would be perfect in warmer weather to see the sustainable gardens and blooming pathways. Good for everyone age.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am sure it would have been great in spring or summer bustling with activities. I could count the number of people at this place. The Belong Cafe customers are mainly the EGB staff. The kiln itself (building no 16) is worth going through. Pretty amazing this place produced all the bricks in the building of Toronto!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The winter festival is a cute and family-oriented event. I strolled through the market and had a friendly chat with the Alpaca sales ambassador. His merchandise is from Peru and I found the quality similar to my trip to Ecuador. The farmer's market is always a crowd pleaser, but today I purchased spring bulbs and and a birch trunk at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We go every weekend. We shop at the farmers market and have breakfast at the Cafe. This is our safe haven in Toronto. Every torontonian and traveler ought to come here to get to know what is REALLY behind Toronto (local, natural and community building). There is a little art exposition, gorgeous grounds, a lake, local shopping (including for kids,... More 

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