A Look Through Time of Brickworks Cider at Evergreen Brick Works
Championing thriving cities one cider at a time.
Published on October 26, 2022
Evergreen and Brickworks Ciderhouse began our journey back in 2018, which developed out of our mutual connection to the history of the Don Valley Brick Works and our commitment to creating community and thriving public spaces.
The Fire and Batch:1904
Do you know why this cider is called Batch: 1904? In 1904, a huge fire struck Toronto, resulting in many monumental buildings burning down. The Don Valley Brick Works, along with numerous other Toronto brick yards, supplied the materials to help rebuild the downtown core. These buildings are still standing 100 years later. Batch: 1904 is named to remember the Great Toronto Fire and to celebrate a city standing tall for over 100 years.
Evergreen’s partnership with Brickworks Cider is largely based on our shared connection to the Don Valley Brick Works. Evergreen Brick Works, located where the Don Valley Brick Works once stood, is a public space designed to showcase sustainable ideas that can be scaled across the country.
Events at Evergreen Brick Works
Since 2018, Brickworks Cider has supported numerous events at Evergreen Brick Works including Summer Wednesdays, the Saturday Farmers Market, the Sunday Artisan & Vintage Market, and Evergreen’s Holiday Market. Through our partnership, we also developed the beloved Harvest Apple Festival back in 2018.
The Harvest Apple Festival, presented by Brickworks Cider, took place at Evergreen Brick Works at the end of September in 2018 and 2019. Activities included shopping for delicious apple delicacies like pies, pastries and jams, a tour of the historical buildings at the Brick Works, sampling ciders, learning how to press apples, panel discussions and more! It was the perfect event to get people in the fall spirit while learning about topics like the importance of apples in our food system, the urban harvesting movement, and the history and future of city-building.
One of the goals of our partnership with Brickworks Cider is to create spaces that foster connection for the community. The Cider Garden is a space at many of our events created with the intention for people to gather. It’s a place for people to catch up with a friend, meet a stranger, and try delicious ciders. Spaces like these in cities like Toronto are so important for providing points of connection.
Brickworks Cider at Evergreen Brick Works Throughout the Years
People sampling cider in the Cider Garden at the Harvest Apple Festival.
Live music at Harvest Apple Festival.
A sample of cider being poured at the Harvest Apple Festival.
The Brickworks Cider truck at the Harvest Apple Festival.
People sitting at picnic tables at the Harvest Apple Festival.
Families at the Brickworks Cider sampling station at Summer Wednesdays.
The Brickworks Cider Sampling Station at the Holiday Market.
Batch: 1904 at the Holiday Market.
Together, Evergreen and Brickworks Cider have a shared connection to the history of the Don Valley Brick Works, and imagine a thriving community filled with connection and conversation. Over the past 4 years, we have been able to celebrate our unique Toronto community, from highlighting the Ontario harvest at the Harvest Apple Festival, supporting the Gateway Bicycle Hub on Earth Day, and celebrating our summer nights in the city during Summer Wednesdays. We raise a glass to our partnership with Evergreen, as two deeply engaged Toronto-based brands, committed to a positive future for our city.
Four years have passed, and people from all over Toronto are still flocking to the Brick Works to enjoy a delicious can of Brickworks cider. Find their cider for sale at Evergreen Brick Works at the Sipping Container (open at all public markets) and the Winter Market this December!