Green Roof Tours of Sherway Gardens

Join us for this rare green roof tour.

Register September 27, 2022  1:45PM-3PM

Register October 13, 2022 10:45AM-12PM

Download the PDF Case Study Sherway Gardens, Toronto, ON

This 9,500 m² green roof can absorb up to 340,000 litres per rainfall event, or the equivalent of 2,500 bathtubs

Stormwater Management, Aesthetics & More

The largest commercial green roof in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) was designed as part of Sherway Gardens’ Stormwater Management Program. Sherway is located at the junction of the Gardiner Expressway, the QEW and Highway 427 and across from several big box stores with little green space. The green roof was one of the measures that helped Sherway earn BOMA Best Gold and LEED certification for its expansion.

Aesthetics, too, were a big selling point. Visible from nearby condominiums the much-needed green space in this industrial part of the GTA improves the view for residents.

Urban Habitat

The lightweight and soilless vegetated green roof by Next Level Stormwater Management was installed in 2014 and is a natural oasis for pollinators, and migratory and non-migratory birds alike.  Watch aerial video of Sherway and other GTA green roofs, here.

Enjoy more beautiful photos 

Sherway green roof in the spring. Photo

Sherway green roof in the summer. Photo

Sherway’s sedum green roof in Autumn. Photo







Sherway’s green roof in winter dormancy.

Join us for Free, Live Webinars

Green Roof NutsN’Bolts Series: An A-Z of Essential and Practical Tips to Achieve Success

Special Topic Green Roof Webinars – Engineering Vegetated Roofs for Stormwater Management and Wind Design for Modular Vegetated Roof Assemblies


Certificate of Completion will be issued for:

AIBC Core Learning Units

OAA Structured Learning Hours


Next Level Stormwater Management logo in bold blue with logo above in blue and greenNLSM has supplied more than 2.5 M SQFT coast to coast

NLSM is Canada’s leading supplier of pre-vegetated roofs such as LiteN’Less™, Xeroflor® and StormCap™ systems. We customize to local requirements. Offer warranty& maintenance support, provide ​stormwater calculations specific to location ​and building/roof type, stormwater test data & related innovative hydrologic modeling. Email or call (416) 637-5772 Ext 1.