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CREATORS

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The staff of the company are what make each landscaping project come to life. Adam Gracey, Landscape Architectural Technologist, Ryerson Polytechnical University (Toronto Campus) – 1984 is the principle member of the firm. He maintains a high level of involvement in each and every stage of project development and implementation, and is dedicated to addressing the needs of each individual client.

Christine Gracey, Landscape Architect, O.A.L.A., C.L.S.A. is involved in landscape design, project co-ordination, supervision and client liason. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical University (Toronto Campus) – 1984, she has worked on a large variety of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects over the years, and brings a wide variety of expertise to the firm.

Adam and Christine rely heavily on the talents of all the other members of their team. the foremen and members of each crew, to the landscape architects and office staff, each person’s diverse talents and interests are capitalized and utilized to their best advantage. D.A Gracey and Associates also believes strongly in educating each employee, in order to allow their skills and abilities to continually grow and improve. And of course, they all get not only to Live Outside, but also to Work Outside. How good is that!

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OUR TEAM

ADAM

My passion for landscape design started at Ryerson University and has continued to  grow  for the  last 32  years. Meeting, understanding, problem-solving, finding great design solutions and laughing with my clients is what I enjoy the most about this profession. Dreaming up innovative  ideas  and seeing them come to life is something I find extremely satisfying. I enjoy watching my employees excel at what they have chosen as a profession and helping them hone their skills and grow professionally. Watching their eyes light up when they see what they have created makes me happy. I love to hear how my clients are using the landscape we have designed and constructed for them, how they use the space and how they now love to Live Outside. 

MATT

With D.A Gracey since May 2005
Education: Humber College – Landscape Technician
Why do you enjoy landscaping: “Being able to transform a living space.”
Hobbies: Growing food, cooking, being a Dad and playing guitar.
Favourite plant: Echinea
Favourite Tree: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Favourite Stone: Dry stack/ field stone

PAT

With D.A Gracey since 1998
Education: Learned the fundamentals of carpentry through working with my father as a young man.

COURTNEY

With D.A Gracey since November 2011
Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture – University of Guelph
Why do you enjoy landscaping: “Working with a living medium to create an environment that is functional for our clients, and also fits in within nature.”
Hobbies: Animals, gardening, horseback riding, hiking

CHRISTINE

Who would have thought 32 years after graduating from Ryerson University I would be married, be a mother of 3 children, live on a country property, have 5 horses and share my life with a guy I didn’t notice until our final year of Landscape Architecture at Ryerson University. (He didn’t really pay any attention to me until then either).
Working with D.A. Gracey has allowed me to showcase I love for horticulture design into the vast range of projects that we work on.
I have also  been able to make use of  interest of photography by documenting the D.A Gracey projects and taking most of the photos that are in this web site – I hope you enjoy them.

JEFF MASON

Jeff has spent his entire lifetime in the Horticulture industry. Starting in a large garden centre as a young teenager‎, he has been immersed in all aspects of the industry for over 30 years.

Currently, in addition to being our Horticulture Foreman, he teaches “Fundamentals of Gardening” at George Brown College, lectures to garden clubs, Master Gardener Groups, and at Canada Blooms. He also sits on the board of The Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society. He has written articles for major gardening magazines and is a member of the Association of Garden Communicators.

In his spare time he runs a small specialty plant nursery.

JUSTIN

With D.A Gracey since April 2012
Education: Fanshawe College Landscape Design ‎and University of Guelph Landscape Architecture
Why do you enjoy landscaping:
“My favorite part of landscaping is enjoying the weather and witnessing the transformation of the landscape in each project.”
Hobbies: Motorcycling, fishing and esports

JP

With D.A Gracey since 1998
Education: Geology, Geography and Plant physiology
Why do you enjoy landscaping: “The people. The gratification and sense of completion from each project.”
Hobbies: Fishing. Collecting the buried treasures we unearth.

REESE

With D.A Gracey since April 2012
Education: Seneca College – Environmental Landscape Management
Why do you enjoy landscaping: “I enjoy working outdoors.”
Hobbies: Pets, gardening and being a Dad

JEFF S.

With D.A Gracey since May 2015
Education: Bachelor of Science – University of Carlton
Why do you enjoy landscaping: “The look on the clients face when the job is completed.”
Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee/ Sports
Favourite plant: Hydrangea
Favourite Tree: Japanese Maple
Favourite Stone: Random Flagstone