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What’s On at the Brick Works in September

Join us in bidding a fond farewell to summer and welcoming fall this month at Evergreen Brick Works.

Evergreen Brick Works
Top image caption: Photo by: Al Yoshiki

Published on September 05, 2023

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

The Saturday Farmers Market

SaSa Naturals

Urban Agriculture Week runs from September 16 - 24, 2023 and is a celebration of Toronto-grown food and the people who grow it! Growing food in cities enhances urban food security, health, community building, sustainable livelihoods and environmental stewardship. 

Click below to learn more about the urban growers that call the Saturday Farmers Market home and how you can get involved in Urban Agriculture Week activities at Evergreen Brick Works.   

Evergreen Garden Market

Community mural

If you’ve been to Evergreen Brick Works recently, you’ve probably seen the beautiful mural in the Garden Market. This mural was painted by @juliaprajza and the community as part of one of the Community Spotlight activations this summer! 

If you want to learn more about Julia, the meaning behind the design for the mural, the importance of public art to our cities and more, click below. 

Movie Nights

Movie Nights

End the summer off with bang with one more movie night at the Brick Works! We'll be watching the Lorax under the twinkle lights of the Pavilions on September 13.

Don't miss out on the last few warm summer nights with the family! Eats and treats are available from 5:30pm and showtime is at 7:30pm. 

The Evergreen Garden Market

Garden Market

It’s time for our end-of-season clear out sale at the Garden Market and we have some exciting sales lined up for you. Trees, shrubs, native plants, perennials, outdoor ceramic pots, bagged potting soil and bagged bompost
– mix and match your items! 

  • Buy 1, Get 20% OFF  
  • Buy 2, Get 30% OFF 
  • Buy 3, Get 40% OFF 

Fermob Outdoor Furniture: 15% OFF all items! 

Growers & Co. Tools & Apparel: 20% OFF all items! 

Maria Solakofski hosts a one-of-a-kind workshop series throughout the growing season. Click here to sign up for one of the fall workshops listed below!  

  1. Herbal Infused Oils - Sept 23 from 2 - 4pm
  2. Tea Party Workshop - Sept 24 from 2 - 4pm 
  3. Stay Vibrant in Cold Season - Oct 22 from 2 - 4pm

Ethical Wildlife Photography at the Brick Works


When you see an animal in the wild, do you have the instinct to pull out your phone or camera to capture the moment?

For admirers of urban wildlife, getting that perfect photo is a way to preserve a special memory. But doing so can come at a cost for the subjects of these photos. For anyone who loves nature, and wants to conserve it, it's important to ask ourselves: how can I take these photos respectfully?

Join Andrew Budziak for a conversation about how to take photos of wildlife ethically and responsibly, so that you can do your part to protect the safety of the animals and the health of the ecosystems they call home.

Community Spotlight

Community spotlight
Add these performances to your September calendar:

  • September 2 - Prologue Performing Arts - 10am – 12pm  
  • September 16 - Prologue Performing Arts - 10am – 12pm  
  • September 16 - NAKA Collective - 10am - 2pm

Weekend Nature Play

Nature Nuts

Time and time again we hear, "we can't believe that a space like this exists in Toronto", "my kids had an absolute blast here" and "there were so many fun activities to participate in". Weekend Nature Play in the Children's Garden isn't like anything else that you can experience in the city! Why not come see for youself? Thanks to supporters like you, Weekend Nature Play is FREE and open on Saturdays and select Sundays throughout September.

To support programs like these that get kids back to nature click here.

Ontario Artisan Market & Ontario Vintage Market

Ontario Artisan Market

Our favourite artisan and vintage markets in the city! Don't miss these markets - they'll be under the Pavilions from 10am - 3pm on September 3 and 17. 

Camps & Clubs

Painted rocks

Fall registration for camps and clubs is now open. Each program day will be packed with adventures at the Brick Works and Lower Don Valley. Together, we’ll unearth stories, learn about local ecology, create art and sing songs, build shelters and forts, experience the changing season and celebrate friendships, old and new!

Join us and register for these following programs:

  • Sprouts: Early Years (ages 2-5)
  • Nature School: Learning Outdoors (ages 6-10)
  • PA Day Camps (ages 6-12)

Get active in the ravines 

Ravine Days

Evergreen's Active in the Ravines Community Event series connects priority neighbourhoods to Toronto’s ravines, helping community members across the city get active in nature close to home. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Add these upcoming community events to your calendar:

  • #KidicalMassTO Ravine Ride – Regent Park to Evergreen Brick Works (September 30, 9:00 - 10:30am) 
  • Rowntree Mills Park Ravine Walk with Marbrook Residents Group (October 7, Time TBD) 
  • G Ross Lord Park Ravine Walk (October 21, 1:30 - 3:30pm) 
  • #KidicalMassTO Ravine Ride – Thorncliffe Park (October 28, 3:00 - 4:30pm)   

These events are led and organized in partnership with past and present members of Park People’s InTO the Ravines Community Champions program. 

Run in support of a place you love (hint: Evergreen Brick Works)

Evergreeners in front of the Brick Works

This October, when you sign up to run the 5k, half marathon or full marathon at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, you can support Evergreen at the same time!

Here’s how:

1. Click here.

2. Then click "Yes" to joining a team under the Fundraising Team – TCS Charity Challenge category and select Evergreen.​

3. Evergreen will receive a $5 referral donation!

Consider joining the Evergreen team at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon today!