December 10, 2018
Introducing a symposium for gardeners, landscapers, landscape architects, and city builders. Learn to use ecosystem references in cities bearing the brunt of climate change. How can we develop, implement and maintain sustainable, robust planting designs at all scales?

Session 1: Guest Speakers
Albert Garofalo, Habitat Technician for Environment and Climate Change Canada

Stefan Weber, biology PhD candidate at McMaster University
Neil Turnbull, landscape architect at Neil Turnbull Ltd
Doug Larson, biology professor emeritus at the University of Guelph
Will Van Hemessen, ecologist at North-South Environmental

Session 2: Workshop
Practical exercises will be conducted to apply the ecological reference models to a range of urban site conditions.

A post-event social will offer time to share event feedback, discussion and networking.
Thursday February 21
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided


Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Building (245 Church St)
Online registration is now open.
Please direct any questions to Myscha Stafford at 
by February