G20 getting you down? Head uptown, and a myriad of delights awaits, so much so that for a minute, you won’t be sure you’re still in the city. Escape the grind of traffic, the dinging of bike cop bells, and the endless honking of vuvuzelas on a leisurely bike ride through the Don Valley, and stop in at the Brickworks. Just off the Bayview Extension, they’re giving cyclists a free breakfast on Saturday morning! After your free nosh, browse the delicious local vendors they bring in every Saturday for the Farmer’s Market-far superior to trying to drive through gridlock to the closest Metro. But get there early, the Farmer’s Market closes at 1:30. Luckily, they’ve got gourmet coffee. And if biking’s not your thing, you can walk from Castle Frank to Rosedale Subway stations, all through a beautiful wooded trail. This Saturday, you can also sign up for a canning workshop, all the better to begin working on the apocalypse stash, so the next time Toronto gets it in mind to do something crazy like this G20 thing, you’ll be prepared, for only $10. Or register to take a course about gardening with giant plants, and receive great tips for your own organic green space. They’ve got a whole Green-20 weekend planned, and whether you go in for the organized fun or not, this area is full of lush green hiking trails, and strange things to discover, from creeks to train tracks to wildlife to graffiti. A sojourn will make you feel like the city is miles away, but you’ll still have that reassuring view of the skyline.