October 30, 2017
Contractor Lecture Event 2018

Join your peers for creative inspiration, education and dinner!

This annual Lecture Series is a gathering of landscape designers, architects, contractors, and other professionals. This special evening is an excellent platform for sharing information and exchanging ideas. Come for dinner and an evening lecture from a Landscape Contractor and a Landscape Architect.


Early Bird Registration
until February 8

$40 Member / Non-Member


after February 8

$65 Member / Non-Member
Register today


5:30 p.m. Registration & Reception
6:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:00 p.m. Contractor Lecture with Chris Mace, BA | Gelderman Landscape Services
8:00 p.m. Networking Break
8:15 p.m. Landscape Architect Lecture with Mark Hartley, B.L.A., O.A.L.A., C.S.L.A. | MHLA Inc.
9:15 p.m. Reception
9:45 p.m. Program ends


Chris Mace Chris Mace, BA | Gelderman Landscape Services
Chris Mace is the VP Landscape + Design Gelderman Landscape Services. Chris comes with over 20 years of business management, landscape construction and design experience. He heads up a team of professional designers, sales managers, production managers and installation crews with a focus on residential design build. Chris has a BA (Hons) and Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. He also has a Professional Certificate in Marketing from the Canadian Marketing Association and a Certificate in Landscape Design from Humber College along with certifications from Landscape Ontario. Chris is a past Chair of the Landscape Designers Commodity Group and member on the Board of Directors at Landscape Ontario. His extensive portfolio reflects his commitment to helping people create the garden of their dreams. He makes every garden a co-creation between himself, the client and the architecture of the land. Chris’s interests include running, cycling and football (it’s not called soccer).
Mark Hartley Mark Hartley, B.L.A., O.A.L.A., C.S.L.A. | MHLA Inc.
Mark Hartley is the principal of MHLA Inc. formerly Mark Hartley Landscape Architects Ltd. Mark offers his experience in many facets of landscape architecture over the last thirty five years. Mark has established himself and his team as a leader in residential/estate design and provides consulting services in Canada and abroad. Mark has always strived to establish landscape design as an essential part of the dialogue we have with the earth we live on. Mark has won several awards and several design competitions, he was a former board member of the Toronto Botanical Garden over the years, and is an enthusiastic member at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Mississauga West - Meadowvale

2565 Argentia Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 5V4
Courtyard Toronto
Mississauga/ Meadowvale

7015 Century Ave, Mississauga, ON L5N 7K2


Thank-you to our Program Partners:

Gro-Bark Beaver Valley Stone Sheridan Nurseries
LMN Eloquip York Region Equipment Centre

For information on this event, please contact Amy Buchanan.


An initiative of the Contractors Sector Group of:

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association