Sheridan Nurseries Unionville to close after 55 years of services

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After 55 years of serving the gardening public and professional landscape industry, Sheridan Nurseries Garden Centre and Landscape Supply Centre, located at 4077 Highway 7 in Unionville, will close on Sept. 5, 2022.

Since 1967, Sheridan Nurseries Unionville has been a leader in offering one of the best garden centre experiences in the Greater Toronto Area.

When it first opened, the location was surrounded by farmland, with no residential or commercial development in the area. Today, the site is part of the bustling Markham Town Centre — a high-density residential and commercial area that continues to experience growth.

As a result of this urban growth, Sheridan Nurseries sold the land that the garden centre occupied in 2014 and has leased the space since.

“Unfortunately, our ability to continue our lease has ended, and this will be Unionville’s last summer of operations. We will close on Monday, Sept. 5,” president and CEO Colin Cruji said.

Scott Baillie, Unionville Garden Centre's manager, who has logged 39 years of service at the centre, extended his appreciation to their guests.

"Thank you to our retail guests for including us in their gardening experience, trusting Sheridan products to enhance their homes. To our landscape trade guests, we thank them for choosing and depending on us to deliver the products they need to bring their jobs to life,” Baillie said.

Start from July 7, the Unionville location has launched a storewide clearance sale where guests can save on high-quality plants, garden supplies, patio furniture, home décor.

Clearance sale will continue through the end of the season depending on inventory.

While one location is closing, Sheridan Nurseries is working on a new garden centre that will open in Aurora in the spring of 2023.

“We celebrate and thank the Unionville staff for their contributions and commitment to the store’s success," said Cruji, "We also look forward to continuing to work with many of our valued Unionville employees as they transition to new locations and roles throughout the company.”

Scarlett Liu, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Economist & Sun

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