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Future Cities Exhibits

Square lights in City Builders Gallery

Experience and interact with the future of city-building through exhibits that transform and breathe life into the former historic kilns, now the TD Future Cities Centre.

Situated in the national hub for Future Cities Canada, the Future Cities Exhibits are designed to ignite conversation, accelerate ideas and demonstrate innovations that shape our cities for the better, for everyone.

Free and open every weekend, excluding October 19, 20 and 26.

The City Builders Gallery

Shifting Boundaries exhibit light squares

Shifting Boundaries

Examine the past, present and future of cities.

This dynamic and immersive installation by Evergreen's resident artist Ferruccio Sardella draws on the insights of a group with specialist experience in developing cities and encourages visitors to consider themes of urban density, public space, and diversity. This is an evolving exhibition with repeated iterations to deepen engagement and create a one-of-a-kind gallery space.

The Brickmakers Gallery

TV screen in brickmakers gallery with building illustrations

Industrial Heritage

See which of Toronto’s buildings were built by the Brick Works.

This exhibit explores the history of Evergreen Brick Works as a brick making factory. Delving into the impact of the Great Toronto Fire and resources extracted from the former quarry onsite, learn about the brick making process and hear the stories and experiences of the workers who were employed by the Don Valley Brick Works.

Sustainable Practices

Learn about how this redeveloped building is reducing our carbon footprint.

This exhibit explores the sustainable practices that have been put into place in Evergreen’s redevelopment of the former kiln building to become the TD Future Cities Centre. Learn about the innovative technique used to create our floor and the geothermal system used to heat and cool the building.

The Animated Kilns

Pink lights in the kilns

Light Tunnels

See the historic kilns brought to life with light.

This public art installation will bring our kilns to life with vibrant projections and colourful lighting. Showcasing the latest creation by Toronto-based multi-media designer, Urban Visuals, each kiln will be lit up to show its unique intricacies and evoke its historical function. Peer into these tunnels and revel in the experience of marrying new technology with history.

The Community Studio

Experience an indoor playground for city-builders of all ages.

This mobile pop-up space is for residents to participate in hands-on activities that allow us to explore urban issues together, discuss how they impact our cities and co-create solutions. Building upon the content in the Future Cities Exhibits, this space will engage visitors of all ages in the themes and ideas being explored.

This fully participatory experience will often be animated by community partners who are themselves active in the city-building space. Participating partners include:

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