About

Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.

Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc., established in 2004, is a client-focused practice dedicated to providing the highest in client service and design excellence in the public, private and corporate sector.

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The majority of our work is realized in the diverse urban fabric of Toronto: a city of 2.5 million people, with a dense tree canopy, cut by deep ravines and located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Our practice strives to augment and enrich the urban experience for people by connecting them to nature and enhancing site ecologies. We advocate strongly for planting native and non-invasive species, reusing storm water runoff, incorporating green roofs and increasing biodiversity in the urban environment.

We have demonstrated award-winning expertise in green roof design, abandoned rail corridors, brownfield redevelopment, multi-use trails, public parks, sustainable parking solutions, condominiums, private residences, institutions, public art and natural children’s play environments. We collaborate with some of Toronto’s leading architects and developers: working with them to meet project goals, sustainability targets, municipal approvals and construction delivery methods.

In order to provide our clients with the breadth of professional services today’s complex building projects require, our firm provides expertise in landscape architecture, arboriculture, urban ecology, LEED and green roof design.

Professional Affiliations

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Green Roof Professional

Canadian Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

International Society of Arboriculture

Selected Awards

2014 OPPI Excellence in Planning Award – Humbertown Redevelopment

2014 National Urban Design Award – Victoria Park Subway Station and Bus Terminal Replacement

2014 CSLA Award of Excellence – Victoria Park Subway Station and Bus Terminal Replacement

2013 Toronto Urban Design Award – Victoria Park Subway Station and Bus Terminal Replacement

2013 Toronto Urban Design Award – Native Child and Family Life Centre

2013 CSLA Regional Honour Award – West Toronto Railpath

2012 National Urban Design Award – West Toronto Railpath

2011 Toronto Urban Design Award – West Toronto Railpath

2011 OALA Carl Borgstrom Award for Service to the Environment – Scott Torrance

2010 Design Exchange Award – West Toronto Railpath

2010 Design Exchange Award – The Centre for Native Child and Family Well Being Rooftop Garden

2010 Green Toronto Award – ESRI Canada’s Garden in the Sky

2009 Design Exchange Award – ESRI Canada’s Garden in the Sky

2009 City of Toronto Eco-Incentive Program Project – ESRI Canada’s Garden in the Sky