Peace and serenity are a couple words that come to mind when talking about Ayr, Ontario. Located within the Township of North Dumfries in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Southwestern Ontario. Ayr is located south of Kitchener and west of Cambridge.
The village later to be called Ayr, on the Nith River, was originally a group of settlements, Mudge’s Mills in the centre, Jedburgh to the east and Nithvale to the west, that eventually combined into one as they expanded. The name Ayr was first used in 1840 when it was assigned to the post office.