Community Spotlight

We’ve got space, you’ve got ideas – let’s make magic together at Evergreen Brick Works.

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Evergreen has been running Farmers Markets for over ten years. During that time, we’ve become a known destination for all types of public markets, including farmers markets, artisan markets and vintage markets.


Upwards of 4,000 visitors a day have been hosted at these events. In 2023, Evergreen is taking our markets to the next level by prioritizing community engagement and participation.


Programming will run in conjunction with our weekly Farmers Market (Saturdays from 9 am– 1 pm), and bi-weekly Artisan Market (alternate Sundays from May – December from 11am – 3pm). The first and third weekends of the month are preferred. Other dates may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Ideas can be for a one-off activation or recurring events. Must be free, open to the public, and not require advance registration. Runs from 2 to 4 hours.

Benefits Include
Free space in one of Toronto's most unique venues. Event production and logistical support from Evergreen staff. Marketing & promotion through Evergreen Brick Works channels.
Opportunity to get in front of Evergreen's markets. Opportunity to access a bursary to support the program (maximum amount of $1500). Applicants who do not have access to other funding will receive priority. Evergreen staff may be able to provide assistance with grants/funding requests to support your activation.

Goals of community programming

There are so many amazing, thoughtful, creative communities doing great work, looking for opportunities and exciting spaces to promote their work and engage communities.


Examples of funded programs:

  • Temporary public art installations
  • Exhibition
  • Community-centred arts program
  • Music, dance, and multi-disciplinary performances
  • Food, nature, and land-based programs
  • Conservation, sustainability and other environmental programs
  • Workshops and classes
Animate Evergreen Brick Works through free, inclusive, accessible, diverse, innovative and community-centred programs.
Showcase and demonstrate through exciting programming the value of sustainable and inclusive public space.
Applications are open to any of the following in the GTHA:
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Small businesses*
  • Individuals
  • Collectives


*Small businesses may apply, but the program cannot be a marketing activation, such as sampling. It must be an event or activity that has community benefits. Businesses are not eligible for a bursary.


*Small businesses may apply, but the program cannot be a marketing activation, such as sampling. It must be an event or activity that has community benefit. Businesses are not eligible for a bursary.


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