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thinc design is Tocher Heyblom Design Inc.,  an award winning landscape architecture, planning and urban design consulting practice providing professional consulting services from initial planning through to construction implementation. This includes master planning, community engagement, design, approvals, construction documents and contract administration.

We specialize in municipal infrastructure, parks and recreation master plans and public realm projects including parks, waterfronts, trails and streetscapes. We also undertake mixed use, multi-unit residential and institutional projects.

master planning

Our master planning experience extends across a broad spectrum of project types and landscapes including both urban and rural environments. This includes parks, waterfronts, trails, parks and recreation, streetscapes and development. Our plans are innovative and detailed with a focus on providing realistic recommendations with a blueprint for implementation.

community engagement

A key aspect of our approach is collaborating with team members, key stakeholders and the community to identify issues, share ideas, develop options, and provide practical and innovative solutions. We pride ourselves on executing an open and collaborative process that allows everyone to be informed, involved and contribute to the project.


Exciting and implementable is a cornerstone of our philosophy. Fully detailed, accurate and complete construction document packages are a must to ensure a project is constructed as intended while being delivered on time and on budget. We work closely with all team members and disciplines to ensure every aspect of the design is properly coordinated and meet the most current landscape construction standards.


Whether it is community buy-in, endorsement by council, site plan approval, or a permit for construction, our goal is to help facilitate approvals by all regulating authorities. Clear, concise, accurate and technically sound drawings and reports are a key deliverable we provide to assist our clients in completing this important step.

contract docs

From sites of a few square metres to hundreds of hectares, we have a wealth of experience tackling complex and exciting landscapes using a range of materials. Collaboration with allied professionals including engineering, environmental and communication consultants is a key aspect of the design approach employed on all assignments to ensure all aspects of the project are considered.

contract admin

Our team has been directly responsible for administering contracts for some of Ontario’s largest and most exciting public realm projects. Experienced and detail oriented, our team is thorough, attentive and will manage the project to ensure the client receives the maximum value.