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History of 129 Brunswick Street

History of Ambercroft Bed and Breakfast in Stratford, Ontario Canada
Our home was originally built for John Way in 1880, the Way family owned & lived in the house from 1880 - 1926.

John Way was the owner of a boot shop at 15 Market Place, it was quite the business with 9 assistants.

The second long-term owner of the house was William J Madge, who purchased the house in 1931 and owned it until 1948. William immigrated to Canada in 1905, settling in Stratford. He worked for 17 years as a finisher for McLagan Furniture Company and then owned his own bake shop and confectionery store.

The house was then owned by a series of chiropractors from 1950-1985.

In 1985 the house was turned into a bed and breakfast and has been so ever since.

  • Hazen House B&B from 1985 - 1989
  • Baker House B&B from 1991 - 1994
  • Ambercroft B&B from 1995 - present

Ambercroft Bed & Breakfast
129 Brunswick Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L9

Welcome To Ambercroft Bed & Breakfast In Stratford, ONtario

In the heart of Stratford, Ontario and Shakespeare Country, our B&B is just one block away from the downtown shops, restaurants and services, as well as the Avon and Studio Theatres. With plenty of off-street parking, you can leave your car and enjoy an easy walk to the Festival and Tom Patterson Theatres.

Our guests will enjoy a delicious full breakfast served each morning. We encourage everyone to make themselves at home, relax and enjoy each other’s company in one of our 4 common areas. The guest kitchenette is a great spot to enjoy some coffee and tea available at all times, as well as bring your own meals to have anytime in one of the large common areas.

The house was built in 1880 in a Gothic Revival Architectural style by John Way, owner of John Way’s Boot Shop.  In 2007 the house received heritage designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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