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FAQs during COVID-19

As Evergreen prepares for the safe, gradual reopening of Evergreen Brick Works, we have compiled a list of your questions about the changing site.

Is the Saturday Farmers Market the same as it was before?

The Saturday Farmers Market is certainly different now, operating on a new and safe model that encourages online ordering and reviewing our market guidelines so you’re ready for market day. Learn more here

Are there food trucks or pre-made meals at the farmers’ market?

The modified market will still have vendors who sell pre-made take home meals and drinks. These can be pre-ordered, or purchased day-of. There will not be an eating area under the Pavilions; we encourage you to take all items home or to a physically distanced area of the park. 

How can I get to Evergreen Brick Works?

Currently, you can access the site via car, the TTC #28 bus from Davisville Station, and biking or walking through the trails. Our free shuttle bus is not currently operating; we will post on the COVID-19 page when it is safe to operate again. Maps and instructions to get here are available here.

Are there any washrooms open on site?

Public washrooms will be available from 9am-4pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday to Sunday.

Where can I buy food or a drink?

We will have food and drink vendors on Saturdays at the farmers’ market, selling some pre-made food and drinks. Café Belong is open for counter service, selling food and drinks for takeout.

Is the parking lot open?

The parking lot is open at all hours. Through the parking lot, you can access the Don Valley Brick Works Park, shop at Evergreen Garden Market and Saturday Farmers Market.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Yes, the parking lot management is enforcing paid parking. See parking rates here. Whenever possible, consider biking or walking through the ravines, or taking the the TTC #28 bus from Davisville Station

Can I go on a walk through the park?

The Don Valley Brick Works Park is managed by the City of Toronto and therefore remains open to the public. Please practice safe physical distancing when in the park. 

Is public skating open?

Public skating will be postponed until further notice. With our small rink size, we intend to keep the number of community members and staff to a minimum in the short-term. When it is safe to do so, we are prepared with all the Health and Safety protocols to resume public skating. And we’re looking forward to it.

Is public skating different this year?

When we are able to resume public skating, it will be different. Booking a time slot in advance will be mandatory this season. A deposit is required to hold your spot, which will be returned when you arrive.

Skate rentals and sharpening will still be available, with enhanced cleaning procedures.

Are there still skate rentals for public skating?

Skate rentals and sharpening will still be available, with enhanced cleaning procedures.

Please note that we do not have a supply of skate training structures. If you require additional support for accessibility, please feel free to contact us at

Do you offer skating lessons this year?

As per instructions from the Province of Ontario, outdoor recreation programs and camps will be cancelled. This includes skating lessons from December 23 and January 23, resuming when public health regulations allow.

Are water fountains working?

Water fountains have been turned off for the public’s protection. 

Is there anywhere to sit?

There is seating throughout the Brick Works site, and in the Don Valley Brick Works Park. We ask that you please find an area to sit that is away from high traffic areas, like the market area. 

Is Café Belong open?

Café Belong is currently offering counter service and take-home items. The restaurant remains closed. Please visit their website for further details.

Is Evergreen Garden Market open? What's in stock?

The outdoor store and nursery at Evergreen Garden Market is open, selling plants, housewares, gifts and gardening items. The Garden Market is open from 10am-6pm Wednesday to Friday, and 9am-5pm Saturday to Sunday. 

Do I still need a photo permit to take photos?

Yes, please contact for more info on securing a photo permit.

Can I drop off donated electronics?

Our electronic bins are currently closed. There is another computer recycling center located on our site called ReBoot Canada. Please email or call 416-534-6017 ext. 1 to set up a time to come down and donate.

I have a question that isn’t answered here. How can I get in touch with someone about Evergreen Brick Works?

We’re happy to help! You can reach out to us through Evergreen Brick Works Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or email us at Please note that staff are not currently answering the phones.