Don Valley Brick Works Park
A clay and shale quarry for one hundred years, the 16.5-hectare (40-acre) area that surrounds the Brick Works has been transformed into a thriving green space called Don Valley Brick Works Park, which officially opened in 1996.
Managed by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the park is free and open to everyone.
Connecting the park to the revitalized industrial pad that is now Evergreen Brick Works, the Weston Family Quarry Garden is located at the southern edge of the park, and includes boardwalks and trails overlooking the restored quarry ponds. Take a stroll and you're sure to see a turtle sunning itself on a log, a great blue heron hunting in the reeds, or a family of ducks paddling along.
Follow the meandering paths up the North Slope and you’ll be rewarded with an unmatched view of the Toronto skyline. All this in heart of the city, easily accessible by bike or by foot from the Beltline Trail.
One of Evergreen’s earliest projects, back in 1991, was to lead tree-planting activities in the Lower Don Watershed. In 1998, we were among a handful of groups helping to plant the wildflower meadows in the park. In 2002, we began to explore the ideas that ultimately led to Evergreen Brick Works, and are now evolving with our Lower Don Greenway project.
Evergreen is proud to continue to protect and restore this important ecosystem. Join us in planting native species, caring for our plantings and removing invasives. Our Garden Group meets twice a week.