Don Valley Brickworks, Toronto

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    The Don Valley Brickworks

    by Paul2001 Updated Jul 10, 2014

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    The Don Valley Brickworks is a large industrial development and quarry that was founded in 1889 by William and George Taylor. The bricks created here were used for many of Toronto's major architectural landmarks throughout the early days of the 20th century. Since 1994 the Brickworks has been under the stewardship of the Canadian Evergreen foundation who began to restore and landscape the grounds. Of an interesting personal note is that the ponds that were created was the result of the excavation for the building that I currently am employed in. Today the Brickworks is used for a variety of exhibits and for a farmers market which operates every Saturday. For the average tourists this might not be all that exciting but for Torontoians it might be a decent suggestion to make an effort to visit the site. If you do not have a car or bicycle it can be a rather hard place to visit. It is just off of Bayview Avenue as it extends down into the Don Valley. The bus here only operates on weekends during the summer and runs out of Davisville Station (Not Broadview as stated in Frommer's). I was able to walk here as I do not live that far from the Brick Works. If you can find the path, it starts at Moore Park opposite Mount Pleasant Cemetery. It is a pleasant 15 minute walk from there through the valley which is populated by lots of birds, foxes, frogs and maybe a coyote or two.

    The path to the Brick Works
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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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