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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



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: Excavation and Base Construction
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Learn how to properly evaluate your working conditions, and how to prepare your base materials for the job.
  • TUESDAY PM: Basic Paver Installation & Tools of the Trade
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    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 and the tools you need to do the job right.
  • WEDNESDAY AM: Raised Patio Construction & Vertical Applications
    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: Job Estimating, Layout and Flow
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Job Estimating, Layout and Flow: From excavation to the flow of materials on site, this session outlines best practices when estimating and pricing your hardscape jobs.  
  • THURSDAY AM: Constructing Hardscape Elements
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Whether it’s wood burning or gas, we will delve into the best practices for building hardscape fireplaces and fire pits. We will also discuss the proper construction, costing and maintenance of outdoor hardscape elements.
  • 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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