In a bustling downtown neighbourhood this backyard oasis subdues the sounds of the big city. A spring bubbles up through the ground and cascades gently into a pool in the shape of a giant water drop. The spout is recessed into the Ontario limestone terrace. Its tonal qualities convey a warm glow, while the Corten border along the terrace does so in a subtler way. The palette's tactility complements that of the water – both its substance and sounds. Most of all, this landscaped intimate setting provides a getaway right at home.
Photos: Steven Evans