Mr. John Hillier graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.L.A. (Hons.) degree in 1977. He became a member of the OALA in 1980 and has served on council and various committees.
Following graduation, John joined du Toit Associates Ltd. becoming an associate in 1980 and a partner of du Toit Allsopp Hillier in 1985. The multi-disciplinary firm of planners, architects and landscape architects focuses on urban design and the public realm. DTAH has provided a significant contribution to the National Capital. John's role in this work included the planning and design of numerous components of Confederation Boulevard over a period of twenty years. More recently he led the landscape design for renovations of the Government Conference Centre and the Bank of Canda.
John has designed institutional and campus landscapes at Queens, the University of Toronto, UOIT, Ryerson and the Banff Centre. John’s park designs include Riverwood in Mississauga and Concord Park Place in Toronto. He led the early stages of DTAH’s contributions to public realm design of the Central Toronto Waterfront following an international design competition. He also led the firm’s landscape planning and design contributions to Evergreen at the Brickworks and the Gooderham and Worts Distillery.
He has served as a member of the jury for the Toronto and Mississauga Urban Design Awards, the Toronto Design Exchange Design Effectiveness Awards and has been a visiting studio critic at the universities of Guelph and Toronto programs of landscape architecture.