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Harvest Apple Festival

Presented by Brickworks Ciderhouse

Harvest Apple

Celebrate the fall harvest at Evergreen Brick Works!

Shop apples galore at the Saturday and Sunday markets.

From pies & pastries to jams, jellies & freshly prepared ready-to-eat dishes, experience the best of Ontario’s harvest season.

Saturday, September 28 | 8am-1pm

Sunday, September 29 | 10am-3pm

Learn about the history and future of city building with Evergreen and Brickworks Ciderhouse's Batch: 1904 Tour.

Inspired by Brickworks Ciderhouse's Batch: 1904, walk through the historical buildings at Evergreen Brick Works that built Toronto back up after the Great Toronto Fire of 1904. End the tour with samples of Batch: 1904 and raise a glass to the future of city building, by shaping and creating public spaces together.

Saturday, September 28 | 12-1 & 1-2pm

Sunday, September 29 | 12-1 & 1-2pm

Registration is required.


Sit back with a hard apple cider from Brickworks Ciderhouse.

Brickworks Ciderhouse will be sampling a variety of ciders, fresh from the Ciderhouse on Queen St. Grab a sample (or a full glass from the Sipping Container) and cheers to Ontario craft apple cider.

Saturday, September 28 | 8am-1pm

Sunday, September 29 | 10am-3pm

Press city-picked apples with Not Far From the Tree.

Stop by to learn how to run the press, taste fresh-pressed cider, celebrate the harvest and find out how you can get involved in the urban harvesting movement!

Saturday, September 28 | 9am-1pm

Sunday, September 29 | 10am-3pm

Dance to twangy tunes by Onion Honey.

Based out of Kitchener, Onion Honey makes folk music sharp and sweet and mixed in with banjo and mandolin, washboard and double bass, fiddle and warm five-part harmonies. It’s a recipe for a great time and good for what ails, home-cooked comfort food for the ears. 

This performance is part of Evergreen's Cultural Performing Arts Series, generously presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Learn more about the series and other performances here.

Sunday, September 29​​​​​​​ | 12-2:30pm

Celebrate with apple treats in the Children's Garden.

Sample apple treats made by Café Belong, fresh out of the Wood Fired Oven in the Children's Garden. Here, families can gather around the fire pit to make some apple treats their own. For more fun, grab a harvest-themed scavenger hunt from the Welcome Desk!

Saturday, September 28​​​​​​​ | 10am-1pm

Sunday, September 29​​​​​​​ | 10am-3pm

Join our amazing panel of local experts to discuss all things apple.

We’ll be discussing the urban and rural harvest, the history of apples in the province and their place in our food system, as well as how to make Ontario’s harvest more sustainable and equitable for all.

Saturday, September 28​​​​​​​ | 11am-12pm


Susan Poizner, Director of The Orchard People

Susan Poizner is an award winning author, journalist, urban orchardist, and fruit tree care educator based in Toronto, Canada. She trains arborists, master gardeners, and community and home orchardists in fruit tree maintenance through in person workshops, online courses, and webinars. She also has a blog, monthly radio shows and podcasts.

Megan Anevich, Director of Not Far From The Tree

An experienced ecologist with a passion for creating positive environmental and social impact, Megan leads Not Far From The Tree, who connect generous tree registrants with excess fruit to volunteers in their community who are willing to pick and share it. 

Mimi Bizjak, Owner of Reyes Farms

Reyes Farms is a family-run farm nestled in the heart of Niagara with a focus on sustainability and integrity to the land. Along with her husband Ignacio, Mimi and her team are committed to bringing healthy local fruit to Torontonians year-round and are a welcome sight at many markets across the city.

Isaac Crosby, Lead in Urban Agriculture at Evergreen

Isaac Crosby comes from Harrow, ON, a small farming community 30 minutes south of Windsor. He is proud of his Ojibwa/ Black Canadian heritage and looks forward to sharing their histories. He studied Landscape Horticulture Tech at Humber College and leads Evergreen’s Urban Agriculture programs at Evergreen Brick Works. He incorporates his education and traditional First Nations farming to grow great crops, to teach others and do his part in saving the Earth.

Moderated by Paul DeCampo

Are you curious about how we feed our city? Join us at the Community Studio to explore together.

Artist Kerry Boileau and Evergreen’s Food Systems Specialist Marina Queirolo will lead a hands-on art exploration of the complexities of our regional food system.

Learn more

Residents in Toronto are demanding local and sustainably produced ingredients and southern Ontario farmers can grow more and more food. However, Ontario is a net importer of food, importing 20 billion annually. Studies have shown that at least half of that food could be produced locally.

This disconnect is forcing us to question: If eaters want more local food and Ontario farmers can grow it for them, why it is not happening?

Using delicious Ontario apples as the starting point, participate in an artistic process that will open your taste buds and curiosity, as well as increase your understanding of how we can create a sustainable food system that includes everyone.

The Community Studio is a mobile pop-up space as part of the Future Cities Exhibits for residents to participate in hands-on activities that allow us to explore urban issues together, discuss how they impact our cities and co-create solutions.

Saturday, September 28 | 11am-2pm

Sunday, September 29 | 11am-2pm

Dates & Times

Last Date: September 29, 2019

Saturday, September 28 from 8am–1pm
Sunday, September 29 from 10am–3pm

Prices & Fees

Free and open to the public!


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

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.