Canada’s first community environmental centre opens its doors

Evergreen Brick Works held its grand opening September 25, 2010. Evergreen, a McConnell grantee focused on greening cities, breathed new life into the decrepit Don Valley Brick Works in Toronto by transforming it into Canada’s first community environmental centre. The new Evergreen Brick Works will offer year-round programs and activities that include a sustainable garden centre, a farmers’ market, demonstration gardens, and kitchens, conference and event facilities, youth leadership and children’s camps, community bike space, family programming and programs for youth.
To learn more, read the recent Evergreen Brick Works feature in The Globe and Mail and listen to Geoff Cape, Evergreen’s Executive Director and co-founder, being interviewed on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning program.