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Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works is a former stone quarry converted into a vibrant public park and environmental education center that offers workshops, classes, and tours towards a greener future. A charter bus rental from Bus.com is a great, sustainable way to bring your group to Evergreen Brick Works to see what all the buzz is about.
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550 Bayview Ave. Toronto, ON M4W 3X8, Canada
Evergreen Brick Works (originally the Don Valley Brick Works) was founded in 1989 when good quality brick clay was accidentally discovered at the site of a nearby local paper mill.
After its founding, the Brick Works expanded quickly, and production reached a peak of 25 million bricks a year during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Its bricks were instrumental in the construction of many Toronto landmarks, including Massey Hall, Casa Loma, and Osgoode Hall.
The Brick Works continued to produce bricks into the 1980s, but by the mid-1990s, the site lay dormant and unused. At this point, the City of Toronto led a vigorous restoration effort, transforming the area into a public park and environmental education center. Today, the landscape features a forest and a large meadow surrounding a trio of ponds. Several of the original buildings have been renovated and feature farmers’ markets, exhibits on sustainable cities of the future, cafes, and more. The park also features permanent and temporary art installations, guided walking tours, and a bike shop.
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