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The village of Ayr actually began as 3 separate communities. In 1824, Abel Mudge built a sawmill where Cedar Creek and the Nith River intersect, and the community of Mudge’s Mill was born. Next, John Hall built a flour mill and distillery East of Mudge’s Mill, and named his settlement Jedburgh. To the West of Mudge’s Mill, another sawmill was built on the Nith River, and the settlement became known as Nithvale.

The 3 settlements began to grow in 1832 as immigrants from the Scottish Lowlands were drawn here by William Dickson and his promises of inexpensive farmland. Around this time, Dickson was also busily establishing the town of Galt with his fellow Scottish Lowlanders.

A rivalry between Jedburgh and Mudge’s Mill grew as the two communities fought to establish themselves as the superior settlement. In 1840, a post office was established in Mudge’s Mill under the name Ayr. Incorporation of the village was brought before the Ontario Legislature in 1857, but the decision was delayed in order to try to reach a consensus among the residents of the two rival communities. Finally, in 1884, the communities of Jedburgh, Mudge’s Mill, and Nithvale were officially incorporated into the Village of Ayr.

Today, Ayr maintains it’s friendly, small-town feel just 15 minutes away from Kitchener. Along with the peaceful, serene village atmosphere, it boasts one of the lowest municipal tax rates in the Waterloo Region.

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1654 WRIGLEY Road, ayr, Ontario

1654 Wrigley Road

Ayr, Ontario

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 3257.0500
For sale $1,095,000
177 LESLIE DAVIS Street, ayr, Ontario

177 Leslie Davis Street

Ayr, Ontario

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2609
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,149,000
104 CHALLENGER Avenue, ayr, Ontario

104 Challenger Avenue

Ayr, Ontario

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1420
For sale $479,900
60 WATER STREET Street, ayr, Ontario

60 Water Street Street

Ayr, Ontario

For sale $729,990
LOT 47 ROBERT WOOLNER Street, ayr, Ontario

Lot 47 Robert Woolner Street

Ayr, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1783
For sale $1,174,000
30 ROSE Street, ayr, Ontario

30 Rose Street

Ayr, Ontario

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1456
For sale $849,900
3089 GREENFIELD Road, ayr, Ontario

3089 Greenfield Road

Ayr, Ontario

For sale $325,000
2492 CEDAR CREEK Road, ayr, Ontario

2492 Cedar Creek Road

Ayr, Ontario

For sale $1,599,999
34 SIMONE Place, ayr, Ontario

34 Simone Place

Ayr, Ontario

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2935
For sale $509,000
88 GIBSON Street Unit# 305, ayr, Ontario

88 Gibson Street Unit# 305

Ayr, Ontario

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 854
For sale $2,600,000
1392 WRIGLEY Road, ayr, Ontario

1392 Wrigley Road

Ayr, Ontario

9 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 3237