Platinum LEED®
Certified Gardens


In 2012, Lawrence Park became part of a team that made history, achieving Toronto’s first Platinum LEED® Canada Certification for a residential property, the highest level attainable for environmental sustainability.

The incredibly stringent criteria for the landscaping portion of the project included water usage efficiency, and the use of eco-friendly materials and resources.


In order to receive Platinum LEED® Canada Certification, all landscaping design projects in our service area of Lawrence Park, Rosedale, Forest Hill, North Toronto, Bridle Path and Hoggs Hollow must adhere to the following guidelines:

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  • No non-native plants could be used.
  • Turf had to be drought-tolerant and not used in densely shaded areas or areas with a slope of 25% or more.
  • Mulch had to be used to reduce erosion and water loss and to regulate soil temperature.
  • Soil had to be tilled to a specific depth. Plants, too, had to be drought-tolerant to achieve a target for reduced water demand.

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The design also needed to respect microclimate impacts to reduce local heat-island effects and the irrigation system had to meet its own set of stringent requirements…and these are just a few of the strict criteria required for Platinum LEED® certification.

So if environmental sustainability is high on your list of priorities, we know what to do and can apply many or all of the same standards to your project.

Contact us today for your complete lawn & garden care service and our expert team will help you get exactly what you want.