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Media Coverage February 24, 2014
A year-round facility and gateway to incredible hiking grounds, Evergreen Brick Works was developed from a series of deteriorating buildings. It's urban sustainability at the cross section of culture, design and of course, nature.
Media Coverage February 12, 2014
The Grid recruited a handful of Torontonians, matched each one with two promising candidates and constructed a chain of first dates. Jill and Corey went skating on Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink and had lunch at Cafe Belong.
Media Coverage February 4, 2014
Evergreen Brick Works is a former industrial complex, whose facilities have been renovated and turned into an environmental social and cultural center. Cafe Belong is owned by Brad Long, a renowned Canadian chef and advocate of sustainable agriculture and livestock.
Media Coverage January 17, 2014
Before his death in 1917, Painter Tom Thomson is known to have embarked on nocturnal snowshoe adventures down Rosedale Valley towards the Don River. I wanted to see if it is still possible to follow in what I imagine are Thomson’s showshoe-steps, 100 years later. So, two weeks ago, I bought my first pair of snowshoes.
...Towards midnight I arrived at the Evergreen Brickworks and climbed the circuitous trail that leads to the Governors Bridge lookout, where the downtown skyscrapers were partially visible in the low clouds. I had a brief rest at the top of the world, with the hum of the DVP and Bayview in the distance and the lights of Rosedale mansions flicking through the trees along the top of the surrounding hills.
Blog January 17, 2014
Be a part of a world-wide movement to change the way we engage with our cities.
Media Coverage January 13, 2014
4. Get involved in the community.
Research and experiment with community activities for the whole family. Find a local conservation area offering sleigh rides or strap on those skates and hit the city’s rink together. You’ll be glad you did. A favourite of mine is Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. It’s the perfect public space for the whole family, offering an open skate, winter hikes, and crafts in The Children’s Garden.
Blog January 8, 2014
Find out how CityWorks takes a different approach to urban sustainability and how you can get involved.
Blog January 6, 2014
This past November, Evergreen had the honour of presenting the Toronto Bike Awards Emerging Leader of the Year to our Community Bike Hub graduate and ambassador, Parag Kapoor.
Blog December 27, 2013
Watch this special video message from Geoff, expressing our gratitude for you, our community, and your support this year.
Media Coverage December 15, 2013
The EBW development project was, still is, a wondrous feat in itself. It involved remediation of the brownfield site, plus decisions about how to repurpose the old buildings for new objectives, where and how to add what new structures—and to do it all as a showcase of sustainability. While also being highly functional, and visually rich.