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100 years of putting Ottawa on the map

October 28, 2008
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After a century in business, Ottawa's oldest land surveying firm, Farley, Smith and Denis Surveyors, is still going strong--and grossing approximately $1.4 million annually.

Much has changed since Sidney Farley began laying out Ottawa in 1908, but the firm he started is still thriving, as Kelly Roesler writes.

Kelly Roesler, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Sunday, October 19, 2008

OTTAWA - Nearly 30 years ago, Ottawa land surveyor Sidney Farley, still practising at 93, remarked on how radically the cityscape - and the times - had changed, and how everything was "so different."

It's hard to imagine what he might have made of the fact that the company he founded with his father in a Hull suburb recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

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