Orchalaw Farm: still a going concern after 172 years

On Oct. 18, the City of Brampton honoured 10 local long-standing enterprises that have thrived in the Brampton business community for five decades or more. This year marks the third round of the “Business Milestone” event, hosted by the municipal economic development and culture department.

This year, Heather and Larry Laidlaw were recognized for Orchalaw Farm’s standing as Brampton’s longest-standing business. The farm has been in operation for 172 years.

Rounding out this year’s list of honourees are Carl Laidlaw Orchards165 years; Peel Mutual Insurance 141; Brampton Monument Works 124; Davis Webb LLP 100; Al’s Barbershop 70; Scotiabank 50; Bramgate Volkswagen 50; Prism Eye Institute 50; Sheridan College 50.

Brampton is a thriving hub of commercial activity with close to 9,000 businesses, ranging in size from national corporate headquarters to small and medium enterprises.

In the photo, from the left, are Brampton Councillors Jeff Bowman and Doug Whillans, Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Heather Laidlaw, Larry Laidlaw, Peel Region Councillors Gael Miles and Elaine Moore. Photo courtesy of the City of Brampton.

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