At Solace on Turnberry Suites, you’ll be staying in the oldest building in downtown Brussels, Ontario. Constructed in 1876, this is one of the oldest properties in all of Huron County. The building is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.
In the later half of the 19th Century, Brussels was thriving on the region's agricultural sector. Fortunes were being made in exporting timber, wheat, and beef across the British Empire. That’s how John Leckie, a leading merchant and well-respected community member, made his fortune. When he opened a private bank in 1876, he constructed this impressive building on the main street to house his new venture.
Over the decades, this building has been home to many enterprises, including a commercial bank, lawyers office, pharmacy, and a jewelry store. At one time, it even served as the village armory, storing all the town ordinances.
In 2005, after years of neglect, our building was lovingly restored to its former glory. Since then, it has been owned and cared for by Star Platinum, a partnership of two local residents with over 50 years of strong community ties. We are devoted to both the history and future of this community!
It is with pride that we offer this experience to travelers from near and far. Come enjoy a taste of rural Ontario's Victorian past, and experience all the modern amenities this region has to offer.