Directions to Festival
Evergreen Brick Works is located at 550 Bayview Avenue, in the Don Valley, Toronto Ontario M4W 3X8. Latitude: 43.684353. Longitude: -79.365889. (DMS Lat: 43° 41′ 3.6708” N. DMS Long: 79° 21′ 57.2004” W). The Festival is 15 minutes from Yonge and Bloor (by public transit or car). From Hwy 401 and Don Valley Parkway it’s an eleven minute drive. See below for directions by subway and bus, by bicycle, walking or, by car.
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Free Shuttle Bus (departs every ten minutes)
The shutle departs from the Broadview Subway Station – at the parkette 30 metres north of the station (at Erindale Avenue and Broadview). During the festival the bus runs approximately every 10 minutes. Wheelchair access is possible on some (not all) buses. Pets are not permitted on the buses, but service animals such as guide dogs are permitted.
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There are several ways to get to the Toronto Garlic Festival by bike. You can download a City of Toronto Trail Map #6 or, or try our suggestions below.
From the Downtown Core including St. Jamestown and Regent Park.
From the North and East including Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park.
Other Bike Routes:
Bayview Avenue is accessible from Pottery Road to the north or River Street to the south. Beechwood Drive (running north from O’Connor, east of Broadview) also offers access via the Lower Don Trail and Pottery Road.
There is bike access via Rosedale Valley Road, which extends off Aylmer Avenue, running east from Yonge Street just south of Rosedale subway station.
The Beltline Trail is accessible from several spots, the closest being Milkman.
From the Bloor–Danforth Subway and South Rosedale.
25 to 30 minutes, with a relatively gradual descent into the valley.
- From Castle Frank Subway Station, follow Castle Frank Road north, past Hawthorne Gardens.
- Head west on Elm Avenue to South Drive. Head north, past the entrance to Cragleigh gardens. The entrance to the Milkman’s Run trail is on the right.
- Follow the trail downhill to the Beltline Trail. Continue east, following the signs for Moore Park Ravine, all the way to Evergreen Brick Works.
Note: Ignore all the little paths down the slope. Be patient! Watch for a maintained trail with a sign at the top of it.
From the Yonge Subway Line and North Rosedale
- From Rosedale Station, take the 82 Rosedale bus to Chorley Park, which is on Douglas Drive.
- Walk east across the park to where the black fence ends and the trail begins. Follow the paved trail to the right and take the stairs down the slope.
- At the bottom of the stairs, continue following the paved trail, taking the lower branch where it forks. There will be a path to your right near the end of the pavement, which joins up with the main trail.
- Take the Beltline Trail south to the entrance to Evergreen Brick Works.
The on-site parking is managed by the Toronto Parking Authority, and paid parking is in effect. Parking is not permitted on Bayview Avenue. Parking on Bayview is very unsafe, and is signed “No Parking.” City staff are obligated to issue parking tickets in this area.
If you must come by car, please consider reducing the environmental impact by sharing your ride.
Driving 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.
Driving 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 the lights. Turn in to Evergreen Brick Works.
Driving 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. From Pottery Road turn left (south) and travel 700 metres on Bayview until you come to Evergreen Brick Works on your right.