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Evergreen’s Holiday Market kicks off on December 17 at Evergreen Brick Works

Public skating returns for opening weekend, Friday, December 17, 2021

TORONTO, ONTARIO (December 9, 2021) – Evergreen’s Holiday Market is on! Starting Friday, December 17, 2021 through to Wednesday, December 22, Evergreen Brick Works is the must-attend holiday destination where you shop local craft and vintage goods, skate on the picturesque outdoor skating rink, listen to live music and enjoy tasty and toasty eats and drinks. The Holiday Market, presented by Toyota Canada, takes place in the TD Future Cities Centre, in the heart of a reimagined historic break factory. Get ready to lace up - public skating is scheduled to begin opening weekend, starting Friday, December 17, 2021 from 5 - 9 p.m.(weather permitting.) Admission to the Holiday Market and public skating is free.

What’s On:

One of the city’s largest sustainable holiday markets, the Holiday Market, open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., features a rotation of over 40 artisan and vintage vendors, showcasing unique gifts ranging from paper goods, clothing and textiles to handmade jewellery, pottery and original artwork. Toyota Canada will be on-site hosting an interactive Corolla game and those who participate will receive a complimentary gift.

Stay for the food and drink. Local street fare from the food trucks and food stalls offer up eats from dumplings to arepas, gluten-free goodies to gourmet grilled cheese. On December 17 - 19, a selection of hot mulled cider, apple pies and will be available for purchase, by Supporting Sponsor Brickworks Cider.

Live at BMO Atrium, the Cultural Performing Arts Series brings free music and dance performances designed to spark joy, celebrate the resilience of the human spirit, inspire creativity, and deepen connections between our communities. Evergreen welcomes Tafelmusik for an intimate chamber concert featuring violinists Julia Wedman and Christopher Verrette on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.  HellaHelen and Chissmiss Cherry, two of UforChange’s DJ Arts Program alums liven up the skating rink in Koerner Gardens on Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 at Koerner Gardens. These performances are made possible through the generous support of Bank of America. 

Free public outdoor skating returns at the picturesque skating rink, a cozy rink that weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory. BYOS (skates) or rentals are available at $5 a pair. Skating is scheduled to return Friday, December 17, 2021 from 5-9 p.m. (weather permitting.)

Don’t forget to visit our new Enchanted Forest, a magical spot for a holiday photo opp, and the destination for trees, stocking stuffers, delicious treats and handmade gifts for everyone on your list. The Evergreen Garden Market, the on-site year-round shop, boasts a selection of locally-grown, fresh-cut Christmas trees.  

Getting here:

Evergreen Brick Works is accessible by walking, biking, driving, public transit and by shuttle bus from Broadview Station.

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For media information, please contact:

Renee Tratch | Senior Manager, PR & Content | Evergreen | 416-596-1495 X 273 

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3X8

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Evergreen’s Holiday Market Presenting Sponsor: Toyota Canada

Supporting Sponsor: Brickworks Ciderhouse

The Holiday Market is bullfrogpowered.

About Evergreen: Evergreen is dedicated to making cities flourish. Since 1991, the national not-for-profit has been hard at work transforming spaces into great places so that communities can thrive. We believe that by connecting people, natural and built worlds, we can enable Canadians to do great things that will shape our cities for the better. For more information visit www.evergreen.ca


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