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Carrot Green Roof 

Toronto, Ontario

Photo Credit: Carrot Green Roof 


Initial Research by: Desiree Theriault

Edited by: Samantha Miller & Nicole Brekelmans

Case study compiled in 2017



Project: Carrot Green Roof 

Type of Urban StrategyPermaculture, Sustainable Design 

Type of ProjectGreen Rooftop 

LocationToronto, Ontario 

Date Designed/Planned: 2003

Construction Completed 2007

DesignerTafler Rylett Architects, Dan Jenkins (Landscape Designers), Jane Neff (Landscape Architect, Natvik Ecological, University of Guelph)


The Carrot Green Roof is located on top of the Carrot Common Mall. The project responds to Toronto’s rising needs for sustainable communities, passive design, and food security by supplying the communities of Toronto with an urban agriculture garden.


The garden is an extension of an earlier rooftop deck design by Zora Ignjatovic and Dennis Morrison. It showcases the collaborative work of more than 40 individuals including community members, residents of a local recovery centre, designers, planners, gardeners and many more. The Carrot Green Roof supplies the communities with a unique ecological experience to understand food production and growth, innovative sustainable design, and the atmosphere of a community.  (Carrot Common, 2017)


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