Young Welcome Centre & Centre for Green Cities
Start here! You’ll find information, maps and a schedule of the day's activities on site. Inside the Young Welcome Centre you'll also find the historic brick press that was an essential part of the Don Valley Brick Works' factory.
Young Welcome Centre Hours:
Monday–Friday | 9am–5pm
Saturday | 8am–5pm
Sunday and Holidays | 10am–5pm
Contact the Welcome Desk:
Evergreen Garden Market
A sustainable garden centre and market, with native and heritage plants, locally-sourced gifts, food, home and gardening supplies.
Spruce up your garden in the spring, deck out your summer patio, get your local, organically grown pumpkins in fall and shop Christmas trees in winter. Once you start browsing the shelves you'll discover there is always something new in store!
Featuring delicious food from local, organic and sustainable sources, Café Belong offers quick take-away items like coffee, tea and baked goods, or full-service dining. Café Belong believes in connecting an awareness of our environment, how it nourishes us, and what we must do to continue that relationship with cooking and eating great food.
Sweet Pete's Bike Shop
Sweet Pete's Bike Shop is your store for tune-ups, bikes and cycling accessories. Looking for a bike to rent? Check out our sweet fleet of bikes. Sweet Pete's is open spring through fall, with fat bike rentals available in winter!
A portion of Sweet Pete's revenue goes to support Bike Works and other community bike programs in Toronto.
The Children's Garden
Always evolving, the Children's Garden is designed to activate the imaginations of children, inviting them to engage in open-ended play. Here, children have the freedom to be architects of their environment, to invent and build using creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world.
Activities in the Children's Garden respond to the changing seasons and weather and are based on the natural materials we have available. Most importantly, our activities are a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.
Every weekend you can join us for Nature Play in the Children's Garden, open to parents and kids alike!
Please note the Children's Garden is only available to the public on weekends. It is closed during the week for pre-registered programming.
Go back in time and discover the rich industrial heritage of the site. The dramatic kiln building was formerly where the factory's bricks were fired. Now, the 52,000-square-foot building still houses the brick firing kilns and is use for events and exhibitions.
During 2017 & 2018, the historic kiln building is undergoing redevelopment to transform it into a year-round facility with a carbon neutral target.
While we are excited to introduce the re-imagined space to the public in 2018. Until then, the building will be unavailable to the public. Learn more about the redevelopment of the historic kiln building.
Skating Rink & CRH Gallery
Toronto's most picturesque skating rink can be found right in the heart of Evergreen Brick Works.
In the summer the skating rink disappears and becomes the CRH Gallery, an outdoor gathering space and outdoor seating area.
A unique outdoor, roofed space that frames our community gatherings and festivals. A central location on the Evergreen Brick Works campus, the Pavilions is home to weekend programs including our outdoor Farmers Market, Sunday Market and seasonal Winter Village.
Weston Family Quarry Garden & Don Valley Brick Works Park
Managed by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Don Valley Brick Works Park is free and open to everyone. A clay and shale quarry for one hundred years, the 16.5-hectare (40-acre) area that surrounds Evergreen Brick Works has been transformed into a thriving green space, with ponds and nature trails to explore and wander.
Next time you visit be sure to walk the trails, spot the wildlife, and head up to the lookout for an uninterrupted view of the Toronto skyline.
Evergreen Brick Works has two great ways to ensure that valuable resources re-enter the supply chain instead of ending up in landfill. To view their locations on our site, click here to download the Visitor's Map (PDF, 1.6 MB) or find out more information about electronics recycling by visiting our Electronics Recycling page.
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