What’s On at Evergreen Brick Works in April
Who's ready for spring at the Brick Works? We sure are!
Published on March 28, 2023
April is a time for new beginnings, warmer weather, the days become longer, flowers bloom and trees start to grow new leaves. We can't wait to celebrate Earth Week this April, so keep an eye on our Instagram for the latest info, new program offerings, educational resources and so much more!
Earth Activities at the Brick Works
Here's what we have planned for Saturday, April 22:
- The Saturday Farmers Market (TD Future Cities Centre) - 9am – 1pm
- Weekend Nature Play (Children’s Garden) – 10am – 3pm
- A screening of “In my Backyard” (BMO Atrium) - 11am – 12:15pm
- Still Point of the Turning World: Living Sculptures with Alexandra Iorgu (The Toddlers Garden) - 10am – 1pm
- James Levac Music – Solar power piano (The Frances and Tim Price Terrace) - 12pm – 4pm
- Site Tours (meet at the Welcome Desk) - 11am – 12pm & 1pm – 2pm
- The Evergreen Garden Market – 9am – 5pm
- Litter Clean Up (meet in Tiffany Commons) - 11am – 12pm & 12pm – 1pm
- Learn about Project FeederWatch & participate in monitoring with the team - Meet at the Shuttle Bus stop location at 9:30am
- The Noodle Festival – 12pm – 10pm
- Picnic Café - 8:30am - 6pm
To see the full calendar, click here.
The Saturday Farmers Market
It's that time of year again! The Saturday Farmers Market will be moving to the Pavilions on April 29. We are looking forward to being in this beautiful space, surrounded by nature.
Fun Fact: The Farmers Market stays open rain or shine because the Pavilions are covered!
Throughout April, the Farmers Market hours are 9am - 1pm.
The Evergreen Garden Market
It's seed starting season! It's the time of the year to start your tomatoes, peppers, squash, pumpkins, broccoli, cabbage and other plants.
The Evergreen Garden Market is fully stocked with seeds and seed starting essentials like plug trays, humidity domes and heating mats. Our staff is available to help you create your own seed starting kit tailored to your planting needs.
We have a wide range of seeds including west coast seeds, matchbox seeds and native wildflower seeds from wildflower farms. Come on in to see what we are growing right here in the Garden Market!
If growing from seeds is not your strength, we will have vegetable seedlings, and native plants available after the last frost date, in early May.
Our new collection of Fermob patio furniture is now available with expanded collections and colours. We are here to help you bring life to your outdoor space and are fully equipped to help you design a collection that is right for you.
The Community Spotlight Program
We have a couple Earth Day activations planned for Saturday, April 22:
A screening of "In my Backyard" (BMO Atrium from 11am - 12:15am) - In My Backyard chronicles director Jamie Day Fleck's personal journey into urban agriculture, converting her entire backyard into a kitchen garden. Visitors can drop by to catch the film anytime and stick around for as long as they like. Jamie will introduce the film and will be around to answer questions after the screening in the Garden Market along with some of the urban growers featured in the film.
Still Point of the Turning World: Living Sculptures with Alexandra Iorgu (The Toddlers Garden from 10am - 1pm) - Use clay to co-create a living sculpture with members of your community led by land-based artist, Alexandra Iorgu.
James Levac Music (The Frances and Tim Price Terrace from 12pm – 4pm) - Stop by to hear James play on his solar powered, recharable piano that has been welded onto a tricycle.
Weekend Nature Play
Weekends are so much fun in the Children's Garden because of Weekend Nature Play! From 10am - 3pm on Saturdays and select Sundays in April, you and your family can play with loose parts, build forts, make art and craft out of natural material and so much more!
Did you know? Evergreen programs like Weekend Nature Play are funded by donations from supporters like you. Thank you for encouraging the joy of play!
Sprouts: Early Years & Nature Nut Outdoors Club
It’s the perfect season to get outdoors and experience the natural world coming out of its winter slumber. On that note, we are so excited to share that we’re bringing back our Sprouts: Early Years program and Nature Nut Outdoors Club programs this spring at Evergreen Brick Works!
There is no better way to feel that spring energy! What are you waiting for?
NEW - Private Tours
Private tours can be booked on any day of the week between 9am - 5pm, and run for approximately an hour. We are currently offering the Brick Works Story Tour, which covers the fascinating tale of our site from deep history to modern day. Some of the topics include geology, ecology, Indigenous land connection and active presence, industrial heritage, and sustainability.
Interested in booking a private tour?
Let's grow together
As a charity committed to making spaces livable, green and prosperous, Evergreen is pleased to partner with Plantables to provide an easier way for Ontarians and Quebecers to try out gardening and improve their green thumb while supporting a more local food system!
If you aren't able to make it to the Evergreen Garden Market this month to pick up your seedlings, order your garden plants online and have them delivered right to your door. Enter code EVERGREEN and 10% of your order will be donated to us!
Join Street Eats Market for the Noodle Festival at the Brick Works! This two-day event will take place under the Pavilions on Saturday, April 22 from 12pm - 10pm and Sunday, April 23 from 12pm - 8pm. Keep an eye on our Instagram for more details! Tickets go on sale on April 10.
Litter Clean Up
Join Evergreen on Saturday, April 22 as we work to clean up the Evergreen Brick Works site for Earth Day! To attend, come find our booth in Tiffany Commons. Groups will depart Tiffany Commons with Evergreen leads at 11am and 12pm. We will provide everything for you to have a great time and contribute to helping keep our surrounding parks and waterways clean. To help us manage numbers, we encourage you to sign-up for one or both shifts. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Evergreen Brick Works is the site of long-term citizen science project called FeederWatch. For over a decade, each weekend from November 1 - April 30, a dedicated group of volunteers has visited the site to identify and record the birds of the Brick Works!
Join us at Evergreen Brick Works this Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, at 9:30am to meet this dedicated group, participate in monitoring and learn more about this important citizen science project. Please meet at the Evergreen Shuttle Stop location.