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Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works

Celebrate Ontario's Family Day with tasty food from local vendors, skating, touring the site and playing in the Children's Garden.

Image: Mike Derblich
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Shake off the winter blues and celebrate winter, family and fun in the heart of the Don Valley! Celebrate with tasty food from local vendors, skating around the rink, joining in on a site tour and playing in the Children's Garden. 

Bring your loved ones and enjoy a family-friendly mix of both indoor and outdoor activities. 

Brewer's Backyard

Location: Young Welcome Centre and BMO Atrium

Time: 11am-5pm

The Brewer’s Backyard is back at Evergreen Brick Works! Let's cheers to the long weekend with a glass of local craft beer.

Brewer's Backyard is a family-friendly beer festival. It gives you a chance to learn about, try and meet the people behind the best beer Ontario has to offer, in the casual and relaxed setting of Evergreen Brick Works.

Admission is free. Drink tickets must be purchased for those 19+.

Partner Activity: Mouse Winter City 

Location: TD Future Cities Centre

Time: 10am-3pm, with author reading of “My Winter City” at 10:30am 

Inspired by James Gladstone’s book “My Winter City” (illustrated by Gary Clement), and adapting Small Print Toronto’s acclaimed Mouse City program, Mouse Winter City invites aspiring city-builders aged 4 to 12 to tell their stories about what it means to love their city in the heart of winter. Participants will be able to build using recyclable materials provided and write in the fictional newspaper, “Mouse City Times”, to share their stories! 

Materials are provided, however we encourage participants to bring cleaned recyclable materials such as shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, and egg cartons to re-use before we recycle. No glass please! Guardians must remain with their children at all times.

Also Happening at Evergreen Brick Works

Food and Drinks

Take your pick of delicious street food from a range of local market vendors. With dishes from all over the world, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy! Pair it with hot chocolate, juice or a craft beer for those 19+. Grab a seat and spend time indoors with family friendly lawn games.

Location: TD Future Cities Centre 

Time: 10am-5pm 

The Game of Ice & Fire: Escape Room

Come experience the Imaginarium's Escape Room, The Game of Ice & Fire, in the historic kilns.

$50 plus applicable taxes and fees.

Location: TD Future Cities Centre

Time: Slots available from 10am-5pm

Free Public Skating and Curling

Lace up! Skate along Evergreen's picturesque outdoor skating rink. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours! Skating is free, and skate rentals are available for $5 a pair. Learn more about skating at Evergreen Brick Works here. 

New at Evergreen Brick Works, try your hand at ice curling on our mini curling sheet.

After, warm up around our rinkside firepits and learn all about the creatures who live in the valley from our nature animators & touch table.

Location: Koerner Gardens

Time: Skating from 10am-5pm. Curling from 12pm-3pm

Nature Play in the Children's Garden

If your little ones are looking to burn off some energy from being cooped up indoors, spend some time outside in our Children's Garden! Engage in open-ended play and bring a vegetable to contribute to our community Stone Soup. Learn more about Nature Play at Evergreen Brick Works here. 

Location: Children's Garden

Time: 11am-3pm 

Storytelling in the Kilns

Head into the historic kilns and join our storyteller, April, for story sessions that are fun for all ages. Learn about the people, animals and plants that lived and still live in our ravines and the surrounding lands. 

Location: TD Future Cities Centre

Time: 11:30am and 1:30pm 

Worm Wranglers Demonstration

Get your hands dirty with our Worm Wranglers! Learn about the vital role these critters play in turning our food waste back into healthy local food and how you can get involved at home in supporting sustainable food systems in the city. 

Location: TD Future Cities Centre 

Time: 10am-3pm 

Public Site Tours

Learn the story of Evergreen Brick Works and discover how Evergreen reclaimed and revitalized this former industrial site into an award-winning environmental community centre and green-technology showcase. Tours touch on key themes related to the site, such as sustainability, art and geology. 

There is a $5 suggested donation per person for site tours.  

Location: Meet at the Visitor Hub (Marketplace Building)

Time: 11am and 2pm 

Dates & Times

Date: February 17, 2020 | 10:00am–5:00pm

Please refer to activities for specific times.

Prices & Fees

This event is free to attend and no registraton is required.

Location

Google Map of Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON

Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.