Tiered Plants On A Balcony
There are lots of ways to maximize the use of a small balcony or outdoor area and I really like this one: tiered plants. I found it on Apartment Therapy via Pinterest and its a great idea for Toronto based balconies as well.
They keep it clutter free, make sure you have a comfy place to sit, save room and if required, you can take it down easy in the wintertime. Lots of plants out there that climb fast and if you start them inside in the late winter you will have a full canopy by late spring.