Originally Posted on Harrowsmith by Jules Torti
January 2020 – When I was a kid, we’d frequently pass through Ayr on our way from Paris, Ontario.
Living in nearby West Galt (Cambridge) for several years as an adult, I watched Ayr “grow up,” too, as the sweet rural village of century homes along the Nith River expanded into an affordable bedroom community. The downtown became spirited by independent businesses, enterprising chefs and design shops. Now? Ayr has become a hot spot for entrepreneurs opening shared-space brew pubs and culinary schools.
Read On to discover Harrowsmith’s secret map to Ayr’s lavender fields, firewater and Hollywood film sets