Services | Toronto Landscape Architect

By: Scott Torrance  09-12-2011
Keywords: Garden Design, Landscape Architect, Urban Design

Services | Toronto Landscape Architect

  • Green roofs and rooftop gardens are a beautiful and functional addition to any flat roof.

    Good for the environment and for the aesthetics of any building, green roofs are popping up everywhere.

  • Urban design promotes pedestrian activity, adds beauty and reduces crime.

    Working on several projects in collaboration with notable artists, Scott Torrance's streetscape designs are an extension of the natural environment.

  • Residential garden design is a combination of the best European and North American garden design and extensive knowledge of Canadian plants.

    With an on-staff certified horticulturist Scott Torrance can tell you precisely which plants will complement your landscape and flourish in specific environments.

  • School and Outdoor Play environments must be visually appealing, extremely durable and provide educational opportunities.

    Using his extensive knowledge of urban streetscape and recreational park design, Scott Torrance creates school yards that improve the student experience academically, physically and socially.

  • Institutional projects such as universities, theatres, hospitals and churches require and blending of existing vegetation and architecture.

    The grounds of institutional buildings are a reflection of the philosophy of the institution itself. Scott Torrance works closely with clients to ensure his designs fit the look and feel of the organization.

  • Keywords: Garden Design, Landscape Architect, Outdoor Play, Outdoor Play Environments, Residential garden design, Streetscape Designs, Urban Design,

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    Horticulture and Planting Design | Toronto Landscape Architect

    The team has travelled extensively to study the great gardens of Europe, including Italian Renaissance villas, French chateaux of the Loire Valley, Islamic gardens of Spain, estates of the English Landscape School, Edwardian gardens of Lutyens and Jekyll and American country estates.


    Urban and Streetscape Design | Toronto Landscape Architect

    Inspired by his close study of the city and waterfront revitalization projects in Barcelona and Seville for the 1992 Olympics and World Fair, Scott Torrance has a deep passion for the design of urban space. A well designed streetscape is integral to the vitality of a community, promoting pedestrian activity, reducing crime and enhancing appreciation of the character of the location.


    Green Roofs Vegetated Screens and Roof Garden Design | Toronto Landscape Architect

    Eco-friendly features such as green roofs, vegetated screens and roof gardens are becoming increasingly popular in renovation and new construction projects in both the public and private sectors. In the City of Toronto, a new by-law will require green roofs to be constructed on certain types of new buildings.


    Toronto Landscape Architect

    Scott Torrance brings his wide expertise crafting both urban and green landscapes to create campus and school designs that deepen students' learning capacity academically, physically and socially, and provides designs that are both creative and practical, allowing schools and parents to offer children a stimulating but low-maintenance space.


    Bioswales and Rain Gardens | Toronto Landscape Architect

    Commonly used around parking lots, bioswales are a complex construction, requiring specific knowledge to design them with the appropriate slope and course to ensure contaminants in the runoff have been minimized before leaving the bioswale.


    Master Planning | Toronto Landscape Architect

    The firm also worked as the prime consultant on the Downsview Memorial Parkette, balancing the need for public art, low maintenance landscaping and the integration of existing mature trees, to create a design that was embraced by the community and also received a 2006 Design Exchange Award honourable mention.


    Institutional Design | Toronto Landscape Architect

    Scott Torrance knows that large institutional projects, such as churches, hospitals or theaters, require a blend of creativity and specialized knowledge of existing vegetation and architectural principles, in order to enhance the overall outdoor experience of the building. Scott Torrance is experienced at creating designs that impart these key functions while working collaboratively within the limits of budgets.