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Boarders hike from UCC to Evergreen Brick Works Market

The Evergreen Brick Works is a former quarry and industrial site located in Toronto’s Don River Valley. The Brick Works operated for nearly 100 years and provided bricks used to construct many well-known Toronto landmarks, such as Casa Loma, Osgoode Hall, Massey Hall and the Ontario Legislature.
Since the closure of the original factory, the quarry has been converted into a city park which includes a series of naturalized ponds, while the buildings have been restored and opened as an environmentally focused community and cultural centre by Evergreen, a national charity dedicated to restoring nature in urban environments.

A dozen borders hiked on Oct. 14 with David McBride and Andrew Turner from UCC through Mount Pleasant Cemetery, down a foot path that runs parallel to the Bayview extension, and ended up at the Evergreen Brick Works. Many of the boys took advantage of the variety of food options that were being prepared. Crêpes were a highlight for several of them. There were also many fall decorative items and a bicycle shop that runs wide tire bike tours in the winter — an activity that might bring us back to Evergreen in January or February.

Charles, Emilio, David McBride, Jay Kim, Uche, Thiago, Will, James and Jay Kang.

A Saturday hike to Evergreen Brick Works Market.

Emilio Cajiga and Charles HP on the hike from UCC to Evergreen Brick Works Market.

The walk to the market took us through Mount Pleasant Cemetery and the burial site of a Canadian prime minister.

The boys gather around a plaque honouring William Lyon Mackenzie King.