last year at this time i was still living in toronto’s downtown core. the backyard really needed some help and we decided to have it totally redone so we could enjoy it for the summer. i designed the decking and fencing to both provide privacy from neighbouring houses and allow us to spend time outside enjoying the relatively short lived, hot sultry summers that toronto is famous for. as with most homes in the area the yards are incredibly small so i decided against any built in planters and focused on giving us as much space as possible for whatever we (or future owners) wanted from this space.
despite being only a block from the constantly busy bloor street our backyard is remarkably quiet. adding this buddha fountain removes any trace of living so close to the action.
the ‘coffee table’ is actually an outdoor dining table that m shortened the legs with a hack saw. it provides plenty of room for food, drinks and an arrangement of plants.
eventually the pergola above the back fence will be covered with vines and provide more privacy and greenery.