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Michael HOUGH

HOUGH, Michael - 84, maverick landscape architect, environmentalist, author, teacher, artist and musician. On the morning of January 25, 2013 he passed away 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 UK. Friend and mentor to many. A professor in the faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Michael 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. Winner of the 1991 City of Toronto Arts Award for Architecture and Design and 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the CSLA. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to an environmental charity of your choice. A Celebration of Michael's life will take place at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd. Online condolences may be made at www.MountPleasantGroup.com


Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 28, 2013
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