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February 2004 Issue

Rising to the Challenge
In Toronto, a dull balcony becomes a setting for enjoying waterfront life year-round.
By Ted Radlak

Those of us who live in northern climes rarely venture out onto our balconies, let alone consider them as extensions of our indoor living space. By contrast, since enlisting Janet Rosenberg, ASLA, of Janet Rosenberg Landscape Architects and Associates, to domesticate their inhospitable stretches of cantilevered concrete, some Toronto snowbirds hardly go inside once they fly back to their northern apartment from a Florida winter sojourn.

Photo by Nelson French

Impressed by Rosenberg's beautifully crafted garden extravaganzas at Canada Blooms as well as friends' recommendations, Gail and Stephen Pepper approached Rosenberg in 2001. The couple's vision was of "maintenance-free outdoor rooms" for lounging and entertaining that would complement the look and function of their contemporary interior and eclectic art collection.

In response, Rosenberg—with landscape architect Glenn Herman and intern landscape architect Wen-Shu Lin—conceived for these clients a dramatically "avant-garde ensemble of sculptured components" that would "engage the elements of wind, sunlight, and water," says Rosenberg.

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