What I love about Brick Works is that every single structure and detail of this place is thought through and made to deliver the best results at the lowest expense to the environment and nature using recycled and locally produced supplies:
- Rain water is collected to use in the gardens and washrooms
- Special roofing materials reflect sunlight, keeping the buildings cool, while special insulation in the walls reduces the actual need for heating/cooling
- And of course things like energy-saving bulbs, solar panels, motion activated lights and water fixtures are used throughout the site
When to visit
If you are looking to take advantage of the farmers market and maybe see an occasional performance, then Saturday morning would be the best time. On the other hand, I like to get here later in the day - or better yet on a weekday - and have the whole place to myself.
How to get there
I can't say that the location is the most convenient, especially if you don't drive. But good news - you can hop on a free shuttle bus leaving every 30 min from Broadview subway station. Alternatively, on the weekends there is a public bus #28A that connects Evergreen Brick Works with Davisville station and it is also be free with a transfer.
To learn more about Evergreen Brick Works, here's the official website.
Do you know of any creative green projects in your city?