Stella and Jakob Arbitman

August 2018

We want to thank each and every member of the JLI team for an incredible job on our backyard project! We were so impressed with the professionalism of the entire team at all times. Your customer service is absolutely top rate. We will DEFINITELY recommend you to anyone who asks and hope to be able to use your services again at our property up north.

Michael Kreidstein

December 29, 2017

Happy to recommend this company. Despite a lengthy sequence of bureaucratic challenges and some creative differences, they delivered a beautiful result. Well done!

Claudio Gatti

December 6, 2017

Dear Joel, This note is to thank you and you team (Jeff in particular!) for the wonderful job you have done with our landscape project. Our house was redesigned from the ground up, and although it is very modern, it still has a lot of the original elements and materials. Our goal was to have it blend harmoniously with the neighbourhood, without losing its modern flare. You guys joined the project from the start and have able to masterfully continue along that path, working well with the architects, the construction company and us.

The design you came up with is simple, timeless and elegant with a great modern vibe. This was quite a feat in our small lot, but you have done it. I would describe the result as simple without being stark, modern but blending in harmoniously with the neighbours, open and inviting in the front, private and lush in back; and all this while still very functional and maintenance free.

We have already enjoyed it for several months and can't wait for the garden to come into its full shape in the next year or two. You guys did a great job also on the execution of the project, by looking after all the details and making sure everyone was happy, including our neighbour.

Thanks again and all the best.

Robbie Cooper and Debbie Zinman

July 14, 2016

Thanks so much for your dedicated efforts this summer. The front and back of the house have been transformed and we thank you so much for making this happen so beautifully. Looking forward to having a drink with you all in the backyard before the summer ends. I look forward to recommending you to all my clients and friends. Your work and focus define professionalism. Thank you again.

Ilona Torontali

August 12, 2016

It was a pleasure working with Lindsy and Joel and the entire team. They were awesome - very kind, professional and easy to talk with. They take pride in their work. I would highly recommend Joel Loblaw Inc. to anyone looking for a landscape design company such as theirs.

Elise Jankelow and
Malcolm Lister

January 23, 2016

We love our deck! After spending 6 months talking to 6 deck builders, paying for a failed submission to the city for building approval, just by chance Joel Loblaw’s name was dropped into the mix. Our experience with Joel, Lindsy and their entire team was a delight from inception to conclusion. They owned this entire project with absolute professionalism. From our initial creative meeting, they presented numerous ideas and then worked through the sticky and lengthy City planning process and submissions to gain all necessary approvals.

The deck, including landscaping, lighting and irrigation culminated into our exclusive “treehouse”.

The highlights of working with the Loblaw team were:

1. The quality of the creative options and flexibility of both discussion and design
2. The high standard of the workmanship including wood craftsmanship of deck and finishing. This extended to the partners they recommended for lighting, irrigation, furniture and their construction team.
3. Problem resolution - every project has an issue and the way the Loblaw team respond and worked with us to resolve any issues that arose stood out in our minds. They were wonderful!

Sheila & Sebastien Centner

October 26, 2015

Working with Joel and his team was a great experience. They designed and then delivered our ‘perfect backyard’, and through the entire process were an absolute pleasure to deal with! And they came in ON BUDGET!!!!

The Drake Hotel

October 16, 2015

We have had the distinct pleasure of working with Joel Loblaw and his team on three uniquely different, yet highly successful projects.

Their first was to design the patio planter boxes at a very high profile office building for our downtown restaurant - Drake One Fifty. They understood our need for more than just the typical flowers one finds on restaurant patios and conceived the brilliant notion of spray painting garden gnomes in neon orange to offset the plantings then went to tremendous effort to secure these gnomes in place.
However, in spite of their efforts the gnomes proved so popular with passersby that most were 'stolen' as collector items throughout the season, and needed to be replaced periodically- a great marketing coup! Fortunately for us, the Loblaw group continues to curate these planters for us on a quarterly basis and always offers something beyond the ordinary.

The second project was a complete landscape design of the area surrounding the Drake Devonshire Inn in Wellington, Ontario_ This was a major undertaking and required close contact with Quinte Conservation, the owner of the Drake Devonshire, our architects and designers as well as a crew of workmen. This project included several decks, 2 stone patios, the development of fire pits and tiered bleachers on the beach front and the future positioning of a bridge over the creek on the property and the development of some adjacent space as a year-round Spa. The project was completed on time and within budget and required many trips to and fro the Devonshire. Joel and his team did an amazing job and we're completely satisfied with the results. The Drake Devonshire has garnered much international press and won awards for its avant-garde, yet timeless design.

More recently Joel re-designed the landscaping in the front and back yards at a home in Forest Hill. Once again we are delighted with the results and the manner in which they were able to transform a backyard space. The project was done quickly with no unexpected cost over runs and Joel and his team were often on site to guide their work crew to the finish line.

Martha Weaver

October 8, 2015

It was a pleasure working with the Joel Loblaw team of designers and trades. I had a project involving a tiny back walled garden in the middle of Cabbagetown. The team approached it with creativity and attention to both detail and our budget. The 9'x12' space was transformed with privacy glass panels, a new multi-leveled deck, irrigation, lighting and some beautiful low maintenance plantings. I wish we'd done the work years ago!

Shawna and Jamie Cohen

October 2013

Working with Joel Loblaw is a dream! He is passionate about his craft and it showed in every step of the process, from sketch to final product. Thanks to Joel, our once decrepit backyard has become an urban oasis in which we love to entertain, chill out or let the kids run free- all in a really modern yet warm and functional space. His entire team is professional, courteous and good natured, and it was a pleasure working with each and every one of them. Joel’s vision is truly one-of-a-kind and we cannot recommend him enough.

Bob & Zelia Bek

September 1, 2013

Our family can't thank the Joel Loblaw team enough for what has become a complete backyard oasis for us. You nailed everything in the design that we wanted. And you even threw in a couple of things that we didn't know we wanted (i.e. sunken patio), which we love!

You are a designer like no other in our opinion, and we feel very fortunate to have worked with you and your team. Can't wait for the next project!