Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto

4.3
#10 of 55 in Parks in Toronto
Urban sustainability comes to life at Evergreen Brick Works, a center of deteriorating heritage buildings that have been repurposed into a vibrant public space that plays host to a number of community events. Check the center’s schedule to take part in workshops and events encompassing design, ecology, art, and technology. A farmers market showcasing delicious, local organic produce also operates at the center. Bring younger members of the family to the center’s children’s garden, a friendly green area where kids can connect with nature. Put Evergreen Brick Works into our Toronto online day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Great spot in the city but you feel like your in nature. Lots of trails, ponds, dog walkers, and great coffee shop and restaurant.  more »
  • Went here on a cold dark grey November weekday, and it was a nice antidote to the weather. We had an excellent lunch at the Cafe Belong, followed by a stroll around the former quarry area. Did some sk...  more »
  • Once a brick factory, the site now consists of heritage buildings showcasing sustainability and green design as well as a 16-hectare public park known as Weston Family Quarry Garden that includes wetl...  more »
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  • While the food was generally good, the steak and the lamb were both undercooked, our waiter didn't seems to be able to explain the slightly odd menu very well, and everything is definitely overpriced. $200+ for 2 adults and 2 kids. The stuffed pork loin and the fish & chips were both quite good though. Lots of birds around trying to sneak food from your plates if you sit outside. The deserts were very good, if slightly unusual (you have to enjoy candied lemon peel in everything, it seems.) While it made for an otherwise enjoyable evening meal, I would not be back at that price.
  • A super cool spot for people looking for a great view of the city and easy walking trails. We went on the holiday Monday of the Canada Day long weekend and it wasnt too crowded with people. They have a cool restaurant with patio, a small farmers market and a bunch of food stalls offering crepes, sandwiches, fried pickles and a Beer truck with a nice selection of local craft beers. This place is great for families, romantic dates and single people looking to check out a new place in the city.
  • Very nice green space. Amazing to have in the middle of the city. Though, the whole concept of the actual Brick Works itself seems a little boring and drab. There's not a whole lot to do there, unless the farmer's market is open. But even then, I don't think you would spend more than 45 minutes to 1 hour there, unless you went for a hike. And OMG....$4.00 per half hour + $0.25 service charge for parking? How could this qualify as family fun, when so many families could never afford to park? It's really not accessible by transit either. Perhaps I missed something?
  • Saturday farmers market has lots of good produce and food vendors so it's easy to spend an hour or two enjoying prepared food, shopping, and walking around the grounds. If you must drive there, get there before 9 in the warm months (market opens at 8) otherwise the parking is a zoo. Bring lots of cash.
  • Love the Saturday farmers market or passing through when I go biking on the bike trails. Great view from the top, especially during the summer or as the leaves change colour in the fall. Love the winding paths out back. Well done! Great art installations inside from time to time. Love this place! I love how the area was reclaimed and how it only rents to businesses that have green initiatives.

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