Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
Scott Torrance Landscape Architect, established in 2004, is a division of FORREC Ltd. We’re an award-winning practice dedicated to the public, private and corporate sector in Toronto, including designs for public parks, campuses, transit infrastructure, libraries and green roofs. Together with FORREC Ltd. – global entertainment designer for theme parks, water parks, retail and mixed-use developments, resorts, and visitor attractions – we represent one of the largest landscape architect practices in Ontario. We are inspired by the best of each other to lead the way in designing memorable spaces the world over.
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.
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
2016 CSLA National Award – Regent Park Block 20
2015 Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence – Don River House
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