In 2002, Evergreen began its long journey of revitalizing the Don Valley Brick Works—a century-old factory that produced the bricks that built Toronto. When it closed down in the late 1980s, all that was left was a damaged ecosystem, crumbling buildings and contaminated soil.
Today, Evergreen Brick Works is an international showcase for green design and urban innovation.
Evergreen Brick Works is Canada's first large-scale community environmental centre. It is a dynamic venue for exploring ideas and leading-edge green technologies, and a vibrant public space where visitors can engage in a broad suite of hands-on environmental programming.
This is the story of how this project evolved from bold vision to reality, and of all the lessons we learned along the way.