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Stock and sand-lime. Soft-mud and stiff-mud. These are some types of brick produced between 1889 and 1989 at what’s now the Evergreen Brick Works near downtown Toronto. The place, at the bottom of the Don Valley, has a historic and visual richness to match the jargon masonry: Its obsolete industrial buildings have been adapted into a collage of new and old uses, new concrete and old brick. 

The latest addition to that ensemble is a redevelopment of the Kiln Building, the largest structure on the site, as an event and educational centre. Led by LGA Architectural Partners, this is a subtle and complex project: providing an example of sustainable building through the adaptive reuse of a heritage building in a flood plain. And doing so while retaining as much of its brick and steel as possible. [1]


[1]     Bozikovic, Alex. “Industrial Evolution: The Kiln Building at Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, Ontario.” Canadian Architect, May 2, 2019. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/industrial-evolution/.

Additional information

“Evergreen Redevelopment of Kiln Building Sets Carbon Neutral Target for Brick Works Site.” Evergreen. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://www.evergreen.ca/about/news-releases/evergreen-redevelopment-of-kiln-building-sets-carbon-neutral-target-for-bri/.

LGA Architectural Partners. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://lga-ap.com/project/community/kilnbuildingredevelopment.

Treleavenis, Sarah. “Evergreen Brick Works Preserves History in a Green Way – Gb&d.” gb&d magazine, September 4, 2018. https://gbdmagazine.com/evergreen-brick-works/.

Bozikovic, Alex. “How a Kiln Building in Toronto Will Heat up the New Future Cities Canada1.” The Globe and Mail, May 18, 2018. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/article-how-a-kiln-building-at-torontos-evergreen-brickworks-will-heat-up-the/.

“Enbridge Savings by Design Program.” Canadian Architect, May 2019.

“ERA Architects.” Kilns at Evergreen Brick Works | ERA Architects. Accessed May 25, 2021. https://www.eraarch.ca/project/kilns-at-evergreen-brick-works/.

“Evergreen Brick Works Kiln Building Redevelopment by LGA Architectural Partners: Church..” Architonic. Architonic, April 2, 2020. https://www.architonic.com/en/project/lga-architectural-partners-evergreen-brick-works-kiln-building-redevelopment/20118988.

“Kilns Building.” evergreenbrickworks [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Kilns Building, 2013. http://evergreenbrickworks.pbworks.com/w/page/41967382/Kilns%20Building.

Mirabelli, Julian. “Evergreen Brick Works’ Kiln Building to Be Urban Innovation Hub: UrbanToronto.” Urban Toronto, August 14, 2017. https://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/08/evergreen-brick-works-kiln-building-be-urban-innovation-hub.

Project Title: TD Future Cities Centre
Artists:  LGA Architectural Partners
Place: Toronto, ON

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