Spruce Lane Farmhouse

Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts

Spruce Lane Farmhouse

Oakville, Ontario L6M, Canada

Created By: Bronte Creek Provincial Park


Constructed in 1899, by Henry C. Breckon, Spruce Lane Farmhouse stands as a ‘living’ example of everyday life at the turn of the century in Halton County. Henry earned a substantial income through the sale of prize-winning apple and strawberry crops. Mr. Breckon (1861-1931) resided in this house with his wife Margaret, as well as his daughters Alice and Christina and his son Gordon. Descendants of the family lived in the house until the 1960’s when the farm was sold to a land developer. The house and 100 acres of land were then sold to the Ontario government along with surrounding farms for the establishment of Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Spruce Lane Farmhouse has been carefully restored and decorated to represent Late Victorianera designs, furnishings, and décor.

Little Known Fact: Visitors have wondered if this old house is haunted. This question has come up so often that the park staff arranged for a paranormal investigation group to visit. Now the park host ghost walk tours in August to share the stories and experiences along with historical information about life and death on a Victorian farm. Watch for event announcement for when you can join a tour.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts


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