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What’s On at the Brick Works in August

Forest bathing comes to Evergreen Brick Works. Reserve your spot today! 

Published on August 01, 2023

Swipe through the calendar to see what's on at the Brick Works in August:

Forest bathing at Evergreen Brick Works

Forest bathing

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the healing power of nature! Led by Emily Pleasance, an artist and certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, this program is designed to help you slow down and better connect with yourself and the natural world. Through embodiment and sensory practices, this time spent in community will show you how nature is a supportive resource.

The Saturday Farmers Market

Tomato month at the farmers market

It's time for the much-anticipated tomato season in Ontario! During August, we've put together a series of events to celebrate all things tomoatoes. The Tomato Festivties will bring together farmers, foodies and families to revel in the vibrant colours, flavours and diversity of this humble yet extraordinary fruit.  

These events will take place on Saturdays throughout the month at the Saturday Farmers Market, the Evergreen Garden Market and Weekend Nature Play in the Children's Garden. Discover what each event has to offer below!

Movie Nights at the Brick Works 

Movie nights

FREE open-air movie night! Join us under the Pavilions on August 9 to watch WALL-E!

Bring your family, blankets and chairs and get ready for an evening you won’t forget. The Snack Shack, Sipping Container and Picnic Cafe & Catering's pizza firetruck will be open from 5:30pm. Showtime is at 7:30pm!

We had so much fun at our last movie night and we think this one is going to be even better. Don’t forget to add it to your calendar. 

Evergreen Garden Market

House plant month

Bring your houseplants to the Garden Market for repotting services and houseplant consultations. You can donate via the tip-tap machine in the Garden Market for any services provided. Your donation will go directly towards supporting Evergreen programs. 

Click the button below to check out the dates for the August mini-markets and tomato-themed demos in the Garden Market. 

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight
Add these performances to your August calendar:

Weekend Nature Play

Adventure camp

Have you been to the Children's Garden before? It's home to our Weekend Nature Play program and the perfect place to experience nature with your family in the city. This space offers a wild yet urban landscape for child-led play and stewardship-based opportunities for all visiting the Brick Works. It is truly a place like no other!

Click below to see the Weekend Nature Play dates for August. And click here to see the fun tomato games that will be happening on Saturdays throughout the month.

Skateboarding Drop-In Program


Looking for the perfect activity to do with the family during the week? Join us for the Skateboarding Drop-In Program in Koerner Gardens! Feel free to drop by anytime from 4pm – 10pm on August 15.

There will be ramps set up, which were generously provided by Ramp 2 Rail. Also, a huge thank you to Impact Skate Club for providing skateboards and safely equipment that can be borrowed during the program. But if you do have your own skateboard, please bring it!

Please note that you will have to sign a waiver at the Brick Works in order to participate in the program.

Ontario Artisan Market & Ontario Vintage Market

Ontario Artisan and Vintage Market

The dates for the Ontario Artisan Market and Ontario Vintage Market at the Brick Works this month are August 6 and August 20. Open from 10am - 3pm!

Adventure & Bike Ventures Camp

Adventure and Bike Ventures Camp

We've been having such a great time at Adventure & Bike Ventures Camp this summer. Together we've laughed, ran, biked, climbed, sat in our sit spots, cartooned nature characters, jumped in puddles, spotted monarch butterflies, pickled cucumbers, learned navigation, molded with clay and the list goes on. Check out these recap videos from week 1week 2 and week 3 of camp!

Select spots are available for campers wishing to join us for the weeks to come.

Sprouts: Early Years

Mommy Connections

Sprouts: Early Years takes place every Wednesday from 9:30am - 11am and is for ages 2-5 but babes in arms are welcome! Spots are available for our 4-week sessions and drop-in sessions at Evergreen Brick Works. We’re always looking for new friends to join us. Sign up below to learn together and meet other families who love and value nature.

Evergreen's New Self-Guided Tours

Ignite Series

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the sustainability of buildings at the Brick Works? Or maybe you’re curious about the ecology of the site and how we to work to protect these natural features?

Well, you’re in luck because Evergreen has launched two new free, self-guided experiences that aim to reveal the hidden ways that ecosystems and people co-exist and co-create our most beloved urban places.