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The Grid TO – June 25, 2013

92 excuses to drink now!

21-25. Because everyone loves a slushie (especially when it’s spiked with liquor)! Every Saturday and Sunday at the Evergreen Brick Works, a kind of choose-your-own-boozy-adventure happens on Cafe Belong’s patio. – June 24, 2013

How does your garden grow?

Evergreen has a mandate to “inspire and enable action to green cities.” Led by Lisa Spinks-Smith, fund developer for Simcoe Community Services, Orillia Community Gardens was graciously awarded a $5,000 grant from the Walmart–Evergreen Green Grants Program. – June 13, 2013

A refreshing change

It’s always nice when former industrial sites, so often the bad guy in today’s eco-savvy times, are reinvented as something new – all the architecture and heritage, none of the belching chimneys. That’s the story of the Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto. – June 12, 2013

Toronto Humane Society rooftop transformed into pet oasis

Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada and Evergreen transformed an empty outdoor rooftop patio space at Toronto Humane Society into a green oasis with animal-friendly plants. – June 12, 2013

The Toronto Humane Society’s cats have a new rooftop playground

Evergreen and Purina—the former an environmental charity and the latter a pet-food maker—launched a new rooftop haven for cats at the Toronto Humane Society’s building on River Street. – June 06, 2013

Evergreen Brick Works design team honoured with Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award

The design team for Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works was honoured with a 2013 Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Charter Award—the urban design industry’s pre-eminent global awards for excellence. – June 03, 2013

KCI students break new ground with stormwater project

Funding from grants, including Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds, helped students at Kitchener Collegiate Institute build an underground cistern beneath their sports field to store rainwater and irrigate the gardens and trees surrounding the field – May 28, 2013

Eastview community centre opens garden

An intergenerational garden to be used by both children and seniors is being built at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre this week made possible by an Evergreen Walmart Green Grant

CityTV – May 27, 2013

Breakfast Television at Evergreen Brick Works

Jenn from Breakfast Television goes to the Evergreen Brick Works. – May 01, 2013

Picture Less Hunger — snap food photos

Picture Less Hunger, started by the Salvation Army, kicked off at 17 restaurants in the city. The campaign is being backed by celebrity chef and former Food Network Restaurant Makeover host Brad Long, who has committed Café Belong, his restaurant at Evergreen Brick Works, to the effort. – April 27, 2013

Ride-on advocacy

NOW Magazine heads to the Evergreen Brick Works and speaks to Shah Mohamed about the Bike Works’ youth programs and the importance of cycling advocacy. 

The – April 27, 2013

In Pictures: An outdoor obstacle adventure at the Brick Works

Teams compete in the Hit the Bricks urban adventure in support of Portage and Outward Bound Canada at the Evergreen Brick Works. Proceeds from the event support the Portage Ontario substance abuse rehabilitation program, which helps teens and families in crisis to overcome mental health and addiction issues. – April 21, 2013

Coming Up: Grey to Green Conference

Taking place May 21 and 22 at Evergreen Brick Works, this event offers informative panels, walking tours, and an exhibitor line-up that explores sustainable approaches to project design and urban infrastructure. – April 04, 2013

Worm wrangler’ finds fascination in munching wrigglers’ knack for composting – April 03, 2013

‘Worm wrangler’ finds fascination in munching wrigglers’ knack for composting

Steve Schaefer is a volunteer worm wrangler at the Evergreen Brick Works and describes the benefits of using red wiggler worms for making vermicompost. – April 03, 2013

‘Worm wrangler’ full of praise for little wrigglers

Steve Schaefer has been digging around in the worm bins at Evergreen Brick Works to show off the thousands of red wigglers and their tiny white offspring slithering beneath the surface, efficiently turning food scraps and bits of shredded paper into rich fertilizer.

Toronto Star – March 25, 2013

Hearn generating station gets new development plans

City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto are looking at an unsolicited proposal to redevelop the Hearn generating station.Community groups in Toronto have been talking about turning the Hearn into a mixed-use facility for years. One consortium has evolved and responded to the formal request and members include Evergreen, the non-profit group behind the Toronto Brick Works site.

CBC Here and Now – March 24, 2013

Local Food Bill

Listen to Marina Queirolo, the Food Program Manager at Evergreen Brick Works and a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council talk about the local food bill. – March 19, 2013

How to green your neighbourhood

Lessons and ideas from the Golden Horseshoe Sustainable Neighbourhoods, that was capped with a tour of Evergreen, a previously abandoned brick factory that is now a showcase of environmental design and urban innovation. The facility is a great example of “creating infrastructure for emotional attachment,” as advocated by Nasmith. – March 14, 2013

Winter at the Works

WINTER HOME: Popping out of a structure made from logs and fir boughs at Evergreen Brick Works is Willow Tashlin Clark.

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