Hardscape LIVE!

  • January 9 - 10:30 am
    January 9 - 2:30 pm
    January 10 - 10:30 am
    January 10 - 2:30 pm
    January 11 - 10:30 am
    January 11 - 2:30 pm

  • Location

    HALL F

  • Building

    Toronto Congress Centre

#LOCongress '18
2019 details coming soon!


Hardscape Live
BACK FOR ROUND #3! A popular attraction on the show floor, courtesy of Landscape Ontario's Hardscape Committee. Experienced industry professionals will share the stage and school the audience on hardscape installation techniques with a live build twice daily!

Hardscape Live

  • TUESDAY AM: Tools of the Trade
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Learn the different tools of the hardscape trades available to you that will help you get the job done efficiently and properly.
  • TUESDAY PM: Base Construction & Paver Installation
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Learn how to properly evaluate your working conditions, and how to prepare your base materials for the job. From selecting a paver to cleaning up the job site, we take you through the step-by-step process of the proper installation of paving stones.
  • WEDNESDAY AM: Raised Patios, Walls & Steps
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    This session outlines how to evaluate your existing topography and ground conditions for raised patio construction and other vertical applications. Selecting the proper materials for the job is essential as we outline construction considerations.
  • WEDNESDAY PM: Outdoor Kitchens, BBQS & Fire Pits
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Whether it’s an entertainment center, or a simple wood burning or gas hardscape fireplace, we will also discuss the proper construction, costing and maintenance of outdoor hardscape elements.
  • THURSDAY AM: Pools, Water Features & Hardscape Lighting
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    More and more homeowners are adding pools, water features and accent lighting to their homes. This session outlines how to properly install pavers next to pools, and how to integrate water features and lighting into your projects to add a WOW factor to your hardscapes.

  • THURSDAY PM: Permeable Pavers 101
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    The need for residential and commercial permeable pavements increases each year, as the desire to control water runoff becomes essential for municipalities.  This session delves into the proper construction, cost and maintenance of permeable paver environments.


  • Frank Bourque

    Frank Bourque CCPI, ARPT

    An award-winning hardscape professional, consultant and entrepreneur with an extensive background in business and hardscape construction.

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