This urban terrace is part of an exclusive midtown Toronto condominium complex. The various outdoor rooms provide seating, lounging – and an area for barbecuing. The custom steel planters are fed by an easy-to-maintain irrigation system. The arbours, at a carefully chosen height (to avoid blocking the view of residents living above), provide natural wood accents. The layout and materials echo the clean lines of today’s modern structures, while the plants help to soften the edges.