An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Preston Springs Gardens

Preston Springs Hotel, King St and Fountain St, Cambridge ON

“…While Preston was a prosperous manufacturing centre for stoves, furniture, wools and shoes, it became best known for its mineral springs. At the turn of the century, Preston housed five major hotels. Visitors from around the world travelled here seeking out the healing effects of the mineral baths that were thought to cure a variety of ailments. The sole remaining hotel today is the majestic Preston Springs Gardens, built in 1890, and currently under re-development.” (Cambridge Visitor Information)

If you Google “Preston Springs Hotel” you will find many ghost stories and tales of misfortune about this site. Some venture to say that anyone who has attempted to renovate it in recent years has experienced unexplainable accidents and delays. There has been no activity at the site for a few years and I do not believe it is under re-development at this time.


Written by Ruth

May 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

Posted in City Views, History

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  1. I have heard so many stories about this building. At one time I had heard it was a piano factory, but after googling it, I don’t think so. There was no mention of it. Too bad that it nothing can be done with it. The ever growing city has put the building now in an awkward spot to do anything with.

    Cheryl D

    May 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

  2. Thank you!


    May 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

  3. I dont think they should do anything with it. The cities expand and demolish most of the commemorated properties, and Im sick of it. For once, they should leave something alone.


    May 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

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