Iconic Apple Factory store closing to make way for condo development in Brampton


Published July 21, 2023 at 11:37 am

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The iconic Apple Factory in Brampton is getting ready to close up shop after a 44-year run to make way for a new housing development.

First opening in 1979, the Apple Factory Country Grocer has been a staple in Brampton and Halton Hills and attracts visitors across the GTA as a tourist destination.

Insauga.com has confirmed that the roadside market will be closing its doors on Dec. 31, with the general manager saying plans are underway to turn the property at 10024 Mississauga Rd. into a housing development.

Development applications filed to the city show a proposed development on the site that would see the five existing structures torn down to build a community of four-storey stacked townhouses and three high-rise mixed-use towers.

The proposed development is still in review and could have some 1,302 residential units made up of 238 townhouse units and 1,064 apartments.

A development application filed to the City of Brampton shows plans for a possible condo and community development on the site of the Apple Factory market. (City of Brampton)

From its humble beginnings selling apples, cider and a much-loved apple pie, the Apple Factory expanded to include a larger selection of meat, produce and baked goods, along with British treats, Picard-brand products and Newfoundland cuisine.

Current owner Jim Picard took over the Apple Factory from founders Roy and Lenore Laidlaw in 2007, but staff said the owner has decided to close up shop.

In what could be a sign of the times, the Apple Factory’s closure follows the shut-down of Milton’s Campbellville Farm which closed in March.

Shoppers have until Dec. 31 to take in the Apple factory’s rustic charm. You can visit the Apple Factory at 10024 Mississauga Rd. or visit www.applefactory.com for more information.

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