What's On

Nature Play in The Children’s Garden

Image credit Mike Derblich

November

Winds of Change

Join us for songs, play and stewardship activities as we explore the changing of the seasons and the transition to winter during Winds of Change month in the Children's Garden. Weekends in November we'll be celebrating the first signs of winter and welcoming back the North wind.

December

Ice and Light

Join us for songs, play and stewardship activities as we embrace all things wintry during our month of Ice and Light. Weekends in December we'll be celebrating the season through the eyes of local plants and animals, as well as the people who call the Don Valley home.

Weekly Schedule

October 28 & 29 | Trees

Join us as we learn all about the amazing world of trees and explore how these giant plants keep our waterways clean and cool!

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making tree themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, Greenhouse and urban agriculture activities or can just enjoy our family friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

November 4 & 5 | Animals

Animals are our focus this weekend as we explore the lives of the incredible creatures that call the Don Valley home, and how they rely on the fall harvest to survive the coming months of cold.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making animal-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands on land-based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse, and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

November 11 & 12 | Plants

Join us for art and fun as well as a chance to learn about the many uses of local plants as food, medicine and shelter. This weekend we'll be celebrating the plants that filled the garden with colour through the summer months.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making plant-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

November 18 & 19 | Birds

This weekend we'll be learning from the birds as we explore how they move, what they eat and where they go for the winter! Join us we explore seasonal change through the eyes of our feathered friends. 

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making bird-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm. 

On November 19 we are also hosting a special Family-Friendly Salve Making Workshop from 1-2pm. Meet us in FIDO Kitchen at 1pm to join us as we make salve to take home!

As always visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

November 25 & 26 | Trees

Join us as we learn about seasonal change through the eyes of our friends: the trees. This weekend we'll be learning all about the amazing transformations taking place in the forests of the Lower Don Valley.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making tree-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

December 2 & 3 | Animals

Join us in the Children's Garden as we celebrate the amazing animals which embrace winter in magical and innovative ways.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making animal-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

December 9 & 10 | Plants

Join us for art and song, plus a chance to learn about the many uses as local plants as food, medicine and shelter while we celebrate the plants of winter.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making plant-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

December 16 & 17 | Birds

This weekend we'll be learning from birds about how they move, what they eat and how they stay warm through the depths of winter!

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making bird-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

December 23 & 24 | Celebration

Join us for a special weekend in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the return of the light and the winter solstice with seasonal crafts and activities.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making Loose Part shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on, land-based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

NEW! December 26-29 | Winter Village in the Children's Garden

Join us for a special week of public programming in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate Winter Village at Evergreen Brick Works with seasonal crafts and activities.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 11:30am. We'll be making Loose Part shelters and engaging in worker bee stewardship from 12-1pm and making hands-on, landscape based crafts from 1-2pm every day between December 26-29.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

December 30 & 31 | Trees

Join us as we learn about the ways in which we rely on the wood of trees for warmth, strength and inspiration. This weekend we'll be learning all about the amazing lives of trees and the ways they survive the winter.

Don’t miss our opening circle at 10:30am. We'll be making tree-themed shelters from 11am-12pm, engaging in worker bee stewardship from 1-2pm and making hands-on landscape based crafts from 2-3pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

This unique program and dynamic space requires parents and guardians to supervise their children while co-creating a magical world of possibilities.

Always evolving, the Children's Garden is designed to activate the imaginations of children, inviting them to engage in open-ended play. Here, children have the freedom to be the architects of their environment, to invent and build using their own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing anĀ appreciation for the natural world.

Weekly activities respond to the changing seasons and weather, and are based on the natural materials we have available. Most importantly, our activities are a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.

Dates & Times

Next date: November 25, 2017

Open to the public:

  • Saturdays 10am to 3pm
  • Sundays 10am to 3pm
  • Tuesday, December 26--Friday, December 29: 11am to 3pm

Prices & Fees

$5 suggested donation

Contact

Evergreen at info@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 

Location

Google Map of Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON

Children's Garden at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.