Toronto is famous for its valleys and ravines, considered by one wag to hold the dark subconscious desires of its otherwise inhibited citizenry. This former brick foundry has been transformed into an eco-theme park, which hosts sustainable everything from farmers’ markets to seed exchanges to bicycle repair workshops. The Evergreen Brick Works site also provides a great jumping off point for exploring the nooks and crannies of the Don Valley, which cuts the city in half. Maps are available for self-guided tours of nearby nature trails; there are also periodic guided tours. Buy locally grown treats at the Saturday farmers’ market for a picnic in the reclaimed quarry.
|Venue name:||Evergreen Brick Works|
550 Bayview Ave
|Cross street:||at Pottery Rd|
|Opening hours:||Visitor centre open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am–5pm; Wednesday 9am–8pm; Saturday 8am–5pm; Sunday and holidays 10am–5pm|
|Transport:||A free shuttle departs every 30–45 minutes from the parkette on Erindale Ave, north of Broadview Subway Station/ Bus 28A Davisville|
|Price:||Free; some events charge admission|