This former brick-making factory welcomes visitors to experience first-hand the sustainable practices that enable cities of the future to flourish. As a strong representation of exploration into new and transformational ways to approach complex problems, Evergreen Brick Works, in turn, makes for the perfect venue for our service design community to explore the kind of next-generational thinking and discussion that leads to action.

That mission combined with its beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities make Evergreen Brick Works the perfect fit for our 12th annual gathering: the Service Design Global Conference 2019

Toronto is a vibrant, big-time city abuzz with activity and one of the most multiculturally diverse cities on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken here! That makes it the perfect backdrop for SDGC19 while the Evergreen Brick Works – Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre – with its innovative public space where spaces become great places will serve us as a flexible and inspirational venue.

Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre
Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre - Evergreen Brick Works
Beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities
Beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities - Evergreen Brick Works

How to get there

By Air 

Toronto Pearson International Airport is located approx. 35 kilometres away from the venue. It is close to several major transit routes, so it is easy to get to all corners of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) by public transit. Taxi and car hire services are also easily available. 

By Rail

The Union Station is the main station of the city and is located about 40 minutes by public transit from the venue.

By Public Transit

TTC service is available via the 28 Bayview South bus from Davisville subway station.  It runs from 6am–1am from Monday to Saturday and 8am–6pm on Sundays. For more information, please see the TTC website.

Evergreen Shuttle Bus 

The free Evergreen Brick Works shuttle bus departs every 30–45 minutes from the parkette on Erindale Ave, east of Broadview Ave (just north of Broadview subway station).  View the location on Google Maps

You can also download the MSL's app which is designed specifically for the Evergreen shuttle services! On this way, you can see when the next shuttle is scheduled to arrive, track its progress from Broadview station to Evergreen Brick Works, and opt-in for notifications upon its arrival. For further information click on the MSL Mobile App Guide.

By Car

From Downtown

It is easiest to access Bayview Avenue from River Street, which runs north from King Street and joins Bayview just north of Gerrard Street.

From the Don Valley Parkway

Take the exit for Bloor Street/Bayview Avenue and head north on Bayview for 300 metres until you come to Evergreen Brick Works.

From East York

The easiest way to approach Bayview Avenue from the east is via Pottery Road, which runs between Broadview Avenue (north of Bloor) and Bayview Avenue. Travel 700 metres south on Bayview until you come to Evergreen Brick Works on your right.

On-site you will find three parking lots.

For further information, you can click on the Route Finder of  Evergreen Brick Works to find the easiest route for different transportation options.