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Evergreen Brick Works Community Spotlight

We have space, you have ideas – Let's work together to bring them to life at the Evergreen Brick Works.

 Image: Al Yoshiki
Image: Al Yoshiki

September Schedule:

Add these performances to your September calendar:

Evergreen has been running Farmers Markets for over ten years. During that time we've become a known destination for all types public markets, including farmers markets, artisan markets and vintage market. We'veUpwards of 4,000 visitors per day have been hosted at these events. In 2023, Evergreen is taking our markets to the next level by prioritizing community engagement and participation.  

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

We have space, you have ideas – Let's work together to bring them to life at the Evergreen Brick Works.

Goals of community programming:

  • Animate Evergreen Brick Works through free, inclusive, accessible, diverse, innovative and community-centred programs.
  • Amplify and center other voices, communities, and cultures at the Brick Works.
  • Showcase and demonstrate through exciting programming the value of sustainable and inclusive public space.

The details:

  • 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.

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

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 benefit. Businesses are not eligible for a bursary.

For any questions please email

James Levac MusicJames Levac Music. Photo by Al Yoshiki. 

Limitless Productions presents Bolly Yoga - an interactive workshop & performanceLimitless Productions presents Bolly Yoga - an interactive workshop & performance. Photo by Al Yoshiki.

Julia Prajza muralCommunity mural painting with Julia Prajza.