Published on October 3, 2023

What's On at the Brick Works in October

Make sure to add the Fall Fair to your autumn bucket list.

Getting to the Brick Works

Visit our Getting Here page for more information on the Shuttle Bus schedule, bike routes, trails, public transit and driving.


The Fall Fair


Fall at the Brick Works


As the leaves turn colour and the air turns crisp, make sure to mark your calendar for this year’s fall festivities at Evergreen Brick Works — a charming, vibrant, and heartwarming experience that you won’t want to miss!


Join us on Saturdays at the Brick Works as we transform the site into a Fall Fair at the Saturday Farmers Market, the Evergreen Garden Market and during Weekend Nature Play in the Children’s Garden.


PS – Thousands of visitors flock to the Don Valley every October to take in the vibrant colours and snap that perfect fall photo. Make sure to add it to your fall bucket list!



The Good Mourning Festival


Good Mourning Festival


Evergreen’s first ever Good Mourning Festival will take place over two days – November 4 and 5. Day 1 is a NEW event at the Brick Works titled Together in Grief and Day 2 is our annual Day of the Dead Celebration.


The festival aims to bring different communities and cultures together to celebrate, commemorate and share experiences of death and grief. The festival invites the public to come together to reclaim death as a special part of life. There will be a diverse array of workshops, food, shopping, art installations, walks and more that you won’t want to miss. Click the button below to see what we have planned for you!



The Saturday Farmers Market


Apples at the Farmers Market


Let’s appreciate the rich flavours of autumn together! Whether you’re shopping for ingredients to prepare a cozy home-cooked meal or simply enjoying the delicious treats available, the Autumn Farmers Market is a cherished destination for food enthusiasts and families alike. This month, our vendors will be bringing you: baked goods, seasonal soups, apples, squash, root vegetables, hearty greens and seasonal jams and preserves.


Find the Farmers Market under the Pavilions, open from 8am – 1pm. Our Farmers Market is one of the only market in Toronto that is open year-round. We’ll be moving indoors on November 4.



The Evergreen Garden Market


Garden Market pumpkins


Here’s what you can look forward to:




Ravine Days


Ravine Days


Celebrate Ravine Days with us from September 30 – October 9! Enjoy 10 days of events throughout Toronto’s beautiful ravine network. Some of the events we currently have planned are:



These events are part of Evergreen’s Active in the Ravines Community Event Series – connecting priority neighbourhoods to Toronto’s ravines. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.



Weekend Nature Play


Fall in the children's garden


Join us in the Children’s Garden from 10am – 3pm for some sensory play and arts and crafts to celebrate the bounty of the fall season during Weekend Nature Play. This is one of our favourite spaces at the Brick Works during this season. Come find out why!



Fall Camps & Clubs


Fall camps and clubs


Select spots are available for camps and clubs in the fall at the Brick Works! Each program day, children (ages 2-12) will immerse themselves in nature-based activities as they learn about local ecology, create art and sing songs, build shelters and forts, experience the changing season and celebrate friendships, old and new!

Join us and register for Sprouts: Early Years (ages 2-5), Nature School: Learning Outdoors (ages 6-10) and PA Day Camps (ages 6-12).




Forest bathing at the Brick Works


Forest bathing


There’s nothing more beautiful than the Brick Works during the fall. Join Emily Pleasance and the Forest Bathing Club on October 15 to connect with nature in the city. Explore the hidden gems of the Don Valley, slow down and get in touch with the natural world. It’ll be an experience you won’t forget!




Infrastructure Institute’s newest exhibit comes to the Brick Works


Infrastrucutre Institute Exhibit


+(plus) 2.0 continues to explore Toronto as a leader in the design and implementation of mixed-use buildings, demonstrating how our cities can centre around care and mutual aid in partnerships. Drawing from ideas generated through the public’s participation in their first exhibition, +(plus) 1.0, Infrastructure Institute’s newest exhibition seeks to answer the question ‘What if ?’. +(plus) 2.0 explores the full breadth of possibilities for community-building that emerge from mixing improbable uses together; questions the current systems that maintain the ‘status quo’ in architecture/urban planning; and encourages us all to reimagine not only what our neighbourhoods look like, but ultimately who our cities are for.


You can view +(plus) 2.0 in the Young Centre from October 11 – 15.