December 18, 2015
Michael Hough

Michael Hough, 84, passed away on the morning of Jan. 25, 2013, peacefully in the company of his wife, his son and granddaughter.

Much loved husband to Bridget, father to Timothy, Adrian and Fiona, grandfather to Sophie, Emily Rose and Will, brother to Anne and best friend to her husband Michael Langlay-Smith of the U.K. Friend and mentor to many.

Described as maverick landscape architect, environmentalist, author, teacher, artist and musician, Michael Hough was a professor in the faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. He founded the Department of Landscape Architecture at University of Toronto. He designed Ontario Place, Scarborough College, the University College Quad and Earth Sciences Courtyards at University of Toronto and numerous pioneering applications of ecologically based landscape design. He was winner of the 1991 City of Toronto Arts Award for Architecture and Design and 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the CSLA.

A celebration of Michael Hough’s life took place at Bloor Street United Church in Toronto, on Feb. 2. An article adapted from a 1997 article in Toronto Life magazine can be found on  The Life and Times of Michael Hough.