Evergreen Brick Works is located in the floodplain of the Don River Valley and we do experience the occasional flood.
A severe flood, on the scale of Hurricane Hazel (1954), will cover Evergreen Brick Works in several metres of water. Less severe floods, triggered by violent thunderstorms and stormwater run-off, are less dangerous but still serious. This is because flooding involves moving currents, floating cars and debris (logs and tree branches), transportation chaos and, potentially, electrical fires and compromised communications.
In order to ensure the safety of visitors at Evergreen Brick Works, we must respond to floods in the same way as any other emergency.
Evergreen, in consultation with the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, has prepared comprehensive plans for managing floods, including a procedure for closing and evacuating the site. In addition, we have a Flood Duty Manager who monitors weather data and river levels at all times.
While we regret the inconvenience and economic impact caused by flooding events, we have no choice but to cancel programs and close Evergreen Brick Works when flooding or the risk of flooding is serious.
We appreciate your continued patronage and support.
For more information, please contact:
David Stonehouse, General Manager, Evergreen Brick Works
email@example.com / 416-596-1495 x232
For information on flood conditions across the Toronto area, visit the TRCA Flood Monitoring and Real Time Gauging website.
To learn how Evergreen Brick Works has been designed to mitigate and withstand flooding, see our Green Design section.