Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Evergreen Brick Works
This past Sunday, my cohort and I visited the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Evergreen, a national charity, has changed the old Don Valley Brick Works from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a gorgeous area of urban sustainability and eco-conscious design that is open all year long.
As we walked around this amazing building a rather attractive and charming wood worker was working some wood. Should have taken a picture of that.
All of the foliage was screaming with personality as we walked through the trails that circled some small but duck-filled ponds.
Having no idea what to expect when we walked into The Kilns building, we were greeted with an onslaught of art installations and graffiti. A far more impressive collection than what we saw during the entire evening at Nuit Blanche this year. At the end of this corridor was a screen showing a Werner Herzog short. There were three more of these featuring various films that I believe were created for this project.
I felt like this place crept up on me out of nowhere and now I can't wait until our next visit! Highly recommended.