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Exploring the Urban Ecology of The Evergreen Brickworks

Olivia Dziwak the Lead for Urban Ecology at Evergreen

The Evergreen Brick Works Jane’s Walk will explore the challenges and opportunities represented by a former industrial site sitting at the heart of one of Toronto’s most beloved natural spaces. Our site tour for Jane's Walk invites you to explore the vibrant gardens, native plants, ecology, and landscaping that define this remarkable space.

As we embark on our walk, we'll delve into the rich history of the Evergreen Brick Works, once a bustling industrial site that produced bricks for some of Toronto's most iconic buildings. Today, this historic site has been transformed into a thriving hub for environmental innovation and community engagement.

Our tour will take us through the many gardens that adorn the grounds of Evergreen Brick Works.

Through exploration of these gardens we will have an opportunity to delve into the interactions between nature and the city, which can be both harmonious and contested. Here you'll discover a diverse array of plant species growing in often-challenging conditions, reflecting the legacy of the Brick Works’ industrial past as well as its environmentally-focused present.

As we meander through the gardens, our guide, Olivia Dziwak the Lead for Urban Ecology at Evergreen, will share insights into the principles of ecological landscaping employed at Evergreen Brick Works. Learn how native plants are not only beautiful but also play a crucial role in conserving water, managing floods, and promoting biodiversity.

Details: We will have a "Tours Meet Here Sign"

Walk Start:

The Walk meet in and begin Tiffany Commons at The Evergreen Brick Works at 550 Bayview Ave.

End in Tiffany Commons at The Evergreen Brick Works at 550 Bayview Ave.

Walk End:

Date: May 5

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.




Environment and Sustainability, History and Places.


Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk, Uneven terrain.

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