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COVID-19 Preparedness: Ensuring the health and safety of our community

Last updated May 22, 2020 

As a not-for-profit, Evergreen is inspired by the ongoing commitment and support from our community, partners and supporters. With the health and safety of our community as a top priority, we support the ongoing advice from health officials to take physical distancing seriously. Minimize COVID-19 transmission by keeping 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others, and avoiding mass gatherings or crowds. 

As per the May 6, 2020 announcement by the Government of Ontario that garden centres and nurseries are able to open for in-store payment and purchases, Evergreen has reopened Evergreen Garden Market under reduced hours, Thursday to Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Please note that the Garden Market staff are not currently answering the phone lines during business hours. We are working hard to bring more capacity as we build up for a safe re-opening of the Evergreen Brick Works site. To get in touch with us, reach out through social media or email at info@evergreen.ca

Currently Operating:

  • Evergreen Garden Market will open under reduced hours, beginning May 16, 2020. More information, including hours of operation, here.
  • Pick up for pre-purchased Evergreen To-Go boxes. The pickup location is outdoors with safety protocols in place to maintain recommended levels of physical distancing. Please arrive at your selected time slot.
  • The Don Valley Brick Works Park located north of the Brick Works will remain open, please visit the City of Toronto website for more information. Do your part by keeping 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others.

The following programs and facilities remain suspended. Evergreen will continue monitoring the situation closely with advice from the City, Province and health officials.  

Evergreen Brick Works: 

  • Evergreen's Shuttle Bus 
  • Saturday Farmers Market 
  • Nature Play in the Children’s Garden 
  • Third party meeting and events  
  • Cafe Belong Restaurant 

Evergreen programming:  

  • Bike hubs 
  • In-person convenings and workshops 

For timely updates around our Evergreen Brick Works site and programming, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. If you’re looking for ways to collaborate and stay connected during this uncertain time, we’d love to hear from you. We are actively working on new program ideas that can help our communities thrive. Connect with us through Evergreen's Twitter or e-mail.

Update - March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020--Evergreen has suspended public programming

At a critical time for containment of COVID-19, we wanted to update you on what we are doing to ensure the health and safety of all members of our community, from our farmers and vendors, to our visitors, staff, partners, supporters and volunteers. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation closely, and follow the precautions outlined by health officials.

At this time, Evergreen has suspended all public programs at Evergreen Brick Works and public spaces across Canada with the following temporary closures until further notice.

Evergreen Brick Works:

  • Saturday Farmers Market
  • March Break Camps
  • Nature Play in the Children’s Garden
  • Evergreen Garden Market
  • Please note, Evergreen Grows scheduled for March 29th is postponed 

Evergreen in-person programming: 

  • Kitchener Nature Play
  • Bike hubs
  • In-person convenings and workshops

Currently open:

Café Belong will remain open.

Shuttle bus will remain in service, running from Broadview to the site as per the usual schedule.

Third party events at Evergreen Brick Works are following standards set by the City of Toronto. If you are attending a third party event, please visit the organizers and hosts website directly for updates on cancellations.

The Don Valley Brick Works Park located north of the Brick Works will remain open, please visit the City of Toronto website for more information.

For current information about COVID-19 in Toronto, visit Toronto Public Health’s Novel Coronavirus page

For current information about COVID-19 in Canada, visit Health Canada’s Coronavirus disease outbreak update page.

For further inquiries related to Evergreen programming email info@evergreen.ca. For media inquiries contact Renee Tratch, Media Relations at rtratch@evergreen.ca.

Update - March 19, 2020

Last updated March 26, 2020

As a not-for-profit, Evergreen is inspired by the ongoing commitment and support from our community, partners and supporters. With the health and safety of our community as a top priority, Evergreen’s public programs have been suspended and we support the ongoing advice from health officials to take social distancing seriously. Minimize COVID-19 transmission by keeping 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others, and avoiding mass gatherings or crowds.

Evergreen has suspended all public programs at Evergreen Brick Works and public spaces across Canada until further notice. This includes:

Evergreen Brick Works:

  • Saturday Farmers Market
  • Nature Play in the Children’s Garden
  • Evergreen Garden Market
  • Cafe Belong Restaurant
  • Evergreen Grows scheduled for March 29th is postponed 

Evergreen programming: 

  • Kitchener Nature Play
  • Bike hubs
  • In-person convenings and workshops

Currently Still Operating:

  • Shuttle bus will remain in service, running from Broadview to the site as per the usual schedule to service tenants of the building.
  • Third party events at Evergreen Brick Works are following standards set by the City of Toronto and are currently less than 50 people gatherings. If you are attending a third party meeting or event, please visit the organizer's website directly for updates on cancellations.
  • The Don Valley Brick Works Park located north of the Brick Works will remain open, please visit the City of Toronto website for more information.

For timely updates around our Evergreen Brick Works site and programming, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. If you’re looking for ways to collaborate and stay connected during this uncertain time, we’d love to hear from you. We are actively working on new program ideas that can help our communities thrive. Connect with us through Evergreen's Twitter or e-mail.

Update - March 26, 2020

Last updated March 26, 2020

As a not-for-profit, Evergreen is inspired by the ongoing commitment and support from our community, partners and supporters. With the health and safety of our community as a top priority, we support the ongoing advice from health officials to take social distancing seriously. Minimize COVID-19 transmission by keeping 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others, and avoiding mass gatherings or crowds.

Evergreen has suspended all public programs at Evergreen Brick Works and public spaces across Canada until further notice. This includes:

Evergreen Brick Works:

  • Evergreen's Shuttle Bus
  • Saturday Farmers Market
  • Nature Play in the Children’s Garden
  • Third party meeting and events 
  • Evergreen Garden Market
  • Cafe Belong Restaurant
  • Evergreen Grows scheduled for March 29th is postponed 

Evergreen programming: 

  • Kitchener Nature Play
  • Bike hubs
  • In-person convenings and workshops

Currently Still Operating:

  • Individuals picking up their Farm in a Box will be permitted to enter. Please arrive at your selected time slot.
  • The Don Valley Brick Works Park located north of the Brick Works will remain open, please visit the City of Toronto website for more information.

For timely updates around our Evergreen Brick Works site and programming, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. If you’re looking for ways to collaborate and stay connected during this uncertain time, we’d love to hear from you. We are actively working on new program ideas that can help our communities thrive. Connect with us through Evergreen's Twitter or e-mail.

For current information about COVID-19 in Toronto, visit Toronto Public Health’s Novel Coronavirus page

For current information about COVID-19 in Canada, visit Health Canada’s Coronavirus disease outbreak update page.

For further inquiries related to Evergreen programming email info@evergreen.ca.

For media inquiries contact Renee Tratch, Media Relations at rtratch@evergreen.ca.