Check out Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks

Evergreen Brickworks or the Don Valley Brickworks is a heritage site and a former brick-working factory in Toronto’s Don Valley. The area consists of a natural park environment and the former brick factories.  The National Geographic Traveller recently named the Brickworks as a top 10 sustainable tourism destination [1]

There are 16 buildings which host a farmers market, garden centre and art exhibits. Yoga and tours are also held.

History

Founded in 1882, a farmer – William Taylor dug into the site and hit clay. He founded the Don Valley Pressed Brick Company. The site has been used as a brickworks until 1989. Bricks from the site are found in Toronto buildings such as Casa Loma, Hart House, Toronto General Hospital and the Ontario Legislature.

Location

550 Bayview Ave. Toronto Canada
http://www.evergreen.ca

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