Street markets are something that Toronto does really well. And just because it's getting cold outside, it doesn't mean that the fun has to end.
Think of street food and you'll usually picture sunny days, cold beers and lines up people in shorts and t-shirts. And with fall wrapping up, you may think the street food season is well and truly over. But lucky for us, it's not.
If you're not the type of person to let cold winter get in you way, then you'll definitely appreciate this. On December 2nd, The Winter Village at Evergreen Brick Works will open its cold-season Street Food Market that will coincide with other holiday programs like curling, Christmas tree sales and an Etsy Holiday Market.
Snow or shine, the market will run alongside the regular Evergreen Farmer's Market every weekend in December (and weekdays December 26th-29th) and will be pumping up the food selection.
There will be a rotating selection of four to five food trucks each day which will include cold weather goodies like grilled cheese, dumplings, mac and cheese, poutine and grilled sandwiches, among other drool-worthy food items.
You'll find popular trucks like Fully Loaded T.O., La Novela, Molly B's Gluten Free, Gorilla Cheese, Born2Eat, La Brehandaise Crepes, Arepa Republic, Magic Oven and Steambox Dumplings parked up every day.
While Evergreen's iconic skating rink is closed this season, they do have a bunch of games available. Other than a street curling rink, visitors can take part in ball hockey activities and, when it snows, test-ride a ski bike. There's also a group hike available for anyone who wants to walk off all that holiday food available from the food trucks. The hike will go through the 40-acre Weston Family Quarry Garden and Don Valley Brick Works area and a fat bike through the Don Valley trail system.
If being active during the holidays isn't your thing, Evergreen Brick Works will also have a board game lounge so you can stay cozy indoors.
The Winter Village is open from 10 AM until 5 PM every weekend in December starting December 2nd (including Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve), plus weekdays from December 26th to 29th. Admission is free. More info can be found of Evergreen Brickwork's website.