Stevi Williams

September 2018

Joel Loblaw and his team have been excellent in all regards throughout our entire landscaping project. A few things we particularly appreciated were:

1) Their enthusiastic creativity when it came to coming up with a design. They had several amazing ideas and were very fluid with cutting, adding and shifting them around until we achieved the final, perfect design.
2) They were bang on with the budget and always presented options of at least 3 price ranges along with explanations of where value/cost was gained or lost. Loved that; made me feel much more informed and able to make educated choices on our materials and plants.
3) They were very responsive to all and any questions. Genuine care and interest were evident in the way the team replied to my emails immediately even if it was to say they needed to find out more to answer the question perfectly.

We respect that kind of professionalism and would highly recommend Joel Loblaw Inc. to anyone looking to hire a great landscaping company.

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.

Jordan and Simone Bender

July 2018

Exhausted, after having undertaken another lengthy reno project we had yet to address our landscaping. How lucky we were to find the Joel Loblaw team. Hands down the easiest and most professional crew we have ever dealt with. The excellent design sense is apparent to anyone who wants to peek at a Joel Loblaw finished site but I can tell you what’s behind the project is equally amazing. Nothing is overlooked, all within budget, and all on schedule! Imagine that! Everyone was a pleasure to deal with and workmanship was truly excellent. We really felt that they wanted to make us happy and they succeeded wildly.

Adam Dhanji

June 2018

Creative, knows his stuff, great to work with and has an excellent team. What’s not to love?! 5 stars all the way!

Michael Kreidstein

December 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 2017

Joel, this note is to thank you and your team 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.

Katy Waugh

October 2017

Many thanks to Joel, Lindsy and team for the terrific job on both our front and backyards. The whole process was easy (for us at least!), organized and professional – with spectacular results! Joel’s designs were fantastic – as well as practical – and the whole team was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We get so many compliments on our Corten steel wall and our light cube! We love it all. And all on budget too! I recommend Joel and team whenever I have the chance. MANY THANKS!

Ben and Jen Vaughan

September 2017

Joel and team...thank you so much for all of your hard work on both our front and backyards last year! We have undergone many renovations inside our homes over the years, and have many painful memories from them...so wanted to write to say how amazed we were at the effortless and amazing work you all did. Your team did outstanding designs and gave us good direction with enough choices for us to make it our own. You managed the project from beginning to end and gave us zero headaches, and you even guided us through the normal neighbourhood communications required to keep everyone on our street well informed and happy with the minor disturbances. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the work, the follow-up, and the fact that the project came in on scope, on time and on budget. It will be our pleasure to work with you again in the future!

Jillian & Renzo Mariani

August 2017

We worked with Joel Loblaw team on both our front and backyard landscaping. Joel developed the design for both front and back at the same time, but we executed it in two phases, a couple years apart to stay on budget. Our initial priority was our backyard, as we spend so much time in it during the warm months. We were presented with several design options for both projects, and had lots of opportunity for feedback. They provided multiple price point options for our final designs allowing us to see clearly what each option delivered.

To say we are thrilled with the results would be a huge understatement! Our back yard is like our oasis - the team retrofitted and expanded an existing deck between the house and pool and a gorgeous arbour clearly delineates an outdoor dining room, while a weathering steel wall provides a warm-looking backdrop and privacy screen. It's contemporary and stylish without looking formal. We have room for lounging as well as dining so its perfect for entertaining. And the BBQ is easy access so we can even use it in the winter. The planting plan is gorgeous. European beech trees totally hide the fence and provide a ton of privacy, as well as being beautiful to look at year round.
Our front yard is seriously awesome! It has truly transformed the house from the front, taking the curb appeal to new levels and always making us happy to arrive home. We are so excited to see how it will look as the plants mature over the next few years; I know it will keep getting more stunning.

While we enjoy our front and backyards we are NOT gardeners - and we don't need to be! There is minimal maintenance and it looks great year round - even covered in snow.

The Joel Loblaw team were a pleasure to work with, professional, friendly, patient and very service oriented. We had a couple trees not make the first winter and they replaced them free of charge in the spring. Lindsy was incredibly responsive to every question and request and a delight to communicate with. And both the lighting company and the irrigation company Joel recommended were top notch.

The Joel Loblaw team made it a smooth and enjoyable process and we recommend them highly.

Ilona Torontali

August 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.

Robbie Cooper and Debbie Zinman

July 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.

Elise Jankelow and
Malcolm Lister

January 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 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 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 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!

Willa Griffin

June 2014

When we decided to renovate our Leaside home we wanted to do something different with our outdoor space. Being slightly restricted by our lot size, we wanted to hire a landscape designer that could create an outdoor living space that felt like an extension of our interior. With our kids being older and no longer needing a backyard play space, we wanted to have a comfortable living area but we also needed somewhere to house our sporting and other unattractive items.

We hired Joel Loblaw as he was recommended by our architect. Right from the get go, I knew it was going to be a great collaboration. Joel and his team were so professional and immediately knew what we wanted. The first round of ideas blew our minds and the end product exceeded our expectations beyond our wildest dreams. We love and use our space more than we ever thought.

The Loblaw team not only has incredible design sense and an incredible portfolio because of that but what stands out the most to me about them is they are a ton of fun to work with. They make it a joy and a pleasure to work with them.

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 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!