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FAQs during COVID-19

As Evergreen prepares for the safe, gradual reopening of Evergreen Brick Works, we have compiled a list of your questions about the changing site.

Is the Saturday Farmers Market the same as it was before?

The Saturday Farmers Market is certainly different now, operating on a new and safe model that encourages online ordering and reviewing our market guidelines so you’re ready for market day. Learn more here

Are there food trucks or pre-made meals at the farmers’ market?

The modified market will still have vendors who sell pre-made take home meals and drinks. These can be pre-ordered, or purchased day-of. In January and February, the Food Dudes Food Truck will be on site Tuesday through Sunday. Daily hours and more information available here

There will not be an eating area under the Pavilions; we encourage you to take all items home or to a physically distanced area of the park. 

How can I get to Evergreen Brick Works?

Currently, you can access the site via car, the TTC #28 bus from Davisville Station, and biking or walking through the trails. Our free shuttle bus is not currently operating; we will post on the COVID-19 page when it is safe to operate again. Maps and instructions to get here are available here.

Are there any washrooms open on site?

Public washrooms will be available from 9am-4pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday to Sunday. The washrooms that are currently open are located on the west side of the site.

Where can I buy food or a drink?

We will have food and drink vendors on Saturdays at the farmers’ market, selling some pre-made food and drinks. 

In January and February 2021, the Food Dudes Food Truck will also be available Tuesday through Sunday. Daily hours and more information available here

Is the parking lot open?

The parking lot is open at all hours. Through the parking lot, you can access the Don Valley Brick Works Park and Saturday Farmers Market.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Yes, the parking lot management is enforcing paid parking. See parking rates here. Whenever possible, consider biking or walking through the ravines, or taking the the TTC #28 bus from Davisville Station

Can I go on a walk through the park?

The Don Valley Brick Works Park is managed by the City of Toronto and therefore remains open to the public. Please practice safe physical distancing when in the park. 

Is the skating rink open?

Public skating and skating lessons are cancelled for the remainder of the 2020-21 winter season. With stay-at-home orders and our small rink size, we intend to keep the number of community members and staff to a minimum in the short-term.

We hope to have you back for a safe and fun season next winter.

Are water fountains working?

Water fountains have been turned off for the public’s protection. 

Is there anywhere to sit?

There is seating throughout the Brick Works site, and in the Don Valley Brick Works Park. We ask that you please find an area to sit that is away from high traffic areas, like the market area. 

Is Café Belong open?

Café Belong will be closed for January and February. Please visit their website for further details.

Is Evergreen Garden Market open? What's in stock?

The outdoor store and nursery at Evergreen Garden Market will be closed for January and February. We intend to welcome you back in March.

Do I still need a photo permit to take photos?

Yes, please contact photography@evergreen.ca for more info on securing a photo permit.

Can I drop off donated electronics?

Our electronic bins are currently closed. There is another computer recycling center located on our site called ReBoot Canada. Please email pickup@rebootcanada.ca or call 416-534-6017 ext. 1 to set up a time to come down and donate.

I have a question that isn’t answered here. How can I get in touch with someone about Evergreen Brick Works?

We’re happy to help! You can reach out to us through Evergreen Brick Works Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or email us at info@evergreen.ca. Please note that staff are not currently answering the phones.