Toronto’s Modern Home Tour Features A Stunning Toronto Oasis

This spectacular Toronto, Ontario residence truly gains its glory from its garden view.

Resident Marjorie Harris, one of Canada’s premier garden gurus, capitalized on her home’s outdoor beauty by commissioning a house extension that replaces the former deck with a year round dining space.

The challenge, taken up by PLANT Architect Inc, was to make a space that intimately emulated the airy, outdoor quality of a deck indoors, while simultaneously capturing all of the beauty of the garden oasis outdoors.


Photo Courtesy of Peter Legris and PLANT Architect Inc.

The answer was a stunning 14’-wide, 12’-deep, 12’-foot high room, with folding glass walls, that takes in the whole garden. This unique space is integrated with the rest of the house through a sloped, floating ceiling, facilitating a subtle transition.


Photo Courtesy of: Peter Legris and PLANT Architect Inc.

Photo Courtesy of: Michael Graydon and PLANT Architect Inc.

Photo Courtesy of: Michael Graydon and PLANT Architect Inc.

Photo Courtesy of: Lisa Rapoport and PLANT Architect Inc.

This Albany residence will be part of an exciting upcoming event called Modern Home Tour.

This event takes place this Saturday June 8th and provides the opportunity to glimpse into privately occupied architectural treasures in the city, similarly to Doors Open Toronto. To learn more about Doors Open Toronto click HERE for our previous post on the event!

The wonderfully lush garden makes this residence a true Toronto gem and a terrific selection for the tour!

Architecture by: PLANT Architect Inc

Researched and Written by: Julia Borowicz
Urban Studies and Human Geography
University of Toronto, Undergraduate Studies

Posted In: Ontario

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