October 15, 2019
After 68 successful years in the landscape and nursery industry, it was recently announced that Leslie L. Solty and Sons Limited (LLS), and Solty Garden Centre (SGC) in Cookstown, Ont., will cease normal business operations effective Dec. 20, 2019.

This decision has come after much consideration — all managing partners are approaching retirement and felt the time is right for LLS and SGC to wrap up operations.

“We are very proud of our third generation family business” says Frank Solty. “A lot of thought went into our decision, but with no one to pass the torch to, we felt it was time to wrap up shop.”

LLS will continue to prioritize its valued customers, providing uncompromised products and service throughout the duration of 2019. Remaining container stock will be sold in the spring of 2020, with any existing field inventory to be sold over the next three to four years.

With one truck and limited property, the business was founded in Toronto by Leslie L. Solty Sr. in 1951. The company soon expanded to Scarborough and then to Cookstown where LLS and SGC continued to grow and supply a wide variety of plant material to both homeowners and landscape professionals.

“We have been very fortunate, over many decades, to have had countless dedicated employees, invaluable partnerships with suppliers, and valued loyal customers. To each of these parties we owe our sincerest gratitude,” says Nick Solty.