Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference | Location


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Accelerate will take place on June 5-6 at the beautiful Evergreen Brick Works, a dynamic public space in the heart of Toronto, Ontario’s Don Valley (550 Bayview Avenue, map). Transformed from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability, the Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work, and play more sustainably. This truly unique complex is a global showcase for green design and urban innovation, and in 2010 was named one of the top 10 geotourism destinations in the world by National Geographic.

Getting there

The Evergreen Brick Works can be reached easily via active and public transportation. City cycling trails and foot paths lead to the site from a variety of areas, including several subway stations. You can reach the site by riding the TTC and taking the free shuttle to/from the site from Broadview subway station. And if you have to drive, we encourage you to carpool and there is ample parking on site. Learn more about how to get to the site.


For those guests joining us from out of town and needing accommodation, The Natural Step Canada and our guests are staying at the Best Western Primrose Hotel (111 Carlton Street, map). You can reserve your room online or by calling 1.800.268.8082. Learn more about the hotel and amenities.

This conference uses 100% renewable energy

The Natural Step Canada's events, courses, and workshops have been generously supplied with 100% renewable energy by our partner Bullfrog Power. Learn more about Bullfrog's green energy.