About Us

Excellence Is Our Tradition

We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of quality workmanship that the landscape industry has to offer

In 1923, Nicholas Salivan founded a landscape company based on three simple principles: Dedication, Craftsmanship and Pride. Through four generations, Salivan Landscape continues to operate today as a family business, dependable and loyal to its roots. While methods and tools have evolved over time, our dedication to Nicholas Salivan’s founding principles has remained strong and unchanged.

Take A Look At How Far We've Come

Nicholas Salivan, an immigrant from Italy, founded Salivan Landscape with all work performed manually and services including grass cutting, gardening, shoe-shining and coal sifting


Donald Salivan takes over the business upon the death of this father Nicholas Salivan


Upon the request of clients, Donald Salivan starts doing small landscape and construction jobs for clients

1958 – 1968

Salivan Landscape’s gross revenue exceeds $10,000 for the first time in its history


Salivan relocates to a dedicated facility in Leaside, close to its clients in North Toronto, Forest Hill and Rosedale


Salivan outgrows its facility in Leaside and moves to a one-acre site in Markham


Gregg Salivan, son of Donald, joins the company on a full-time basis


Salivan begins to focus on serving condominiums to capitalize on this emerging trend across Toronto

Late 1980’s

Salivan purchases 4.5 acre of land in Scarborough and custom-builds a 13,000 sq. ft. facility


Salivan expands further by growing its landscape construction and its municipal tree planting services


Salivan celebrates its Centennial with a party.



“Each part of the work on our garden was done so expertly and with such care. It far exceeded our expectations. Your stonework is beautiful. The carpenter and his carpentry are superb and the quality of the plants phenomenal.”
Gale W.
Private Residence Owner
“I have worked with Salivan Landscape on numerous residential and commercial projects and am always pleased with their quality of work and attention to detail. I have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients as the right contractor to build their landscapes.”
C. Berman
Landscape Architect, Martin Wade Landscape Architects
“Salivan has performed many landscape improvements at our properties over the years and provides proactive troubleshooting recommendations for our sites, which helps keep small problems from becoming large expenses.”
K. Delorne
Cadillac Fairview