Stratford is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, located on the Avon River. The city is known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly as the home of the Stratford Festival, one of North America's largest classical repertory theatre companies.
Stratford was founded in 1832 as a railway junction and grew rapidly as a commercial and agricultural center. In 1953, the Stratford Festival was established, bringing new life to the city and helping to make it a major tourist destination. Today, the city has a population of approximately 32,000 people.
Living in Stratford offers a unique experience, combining small-town charm with a vibrant cultural scene. The city's historic downtown features many unique shops, restaurants, and cultural venues, such as the Stratford Festival Theatre and the Stratford Perth Museum. The city also offers a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and kayaking on the Avon River.
Stratford is home to a diverse population, including families, retirees, and young professionals. The city offers a range of housing options, from historic homes to modern apartments and condos. The city also has a strong education system, with several public and private schools and a campus of the University of Waterloo.
The official City of Stratford website with links to Industrial Development, maps, The Library, etc.
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Everything you need to get to know about our world class theatre, including the current playbill.
The Stratford General Hospital
Stratford Ontario Tourism Information
ncludes lodging, activities, transportation, events, dining, shopping, rentals and sights.
The Beacon Herald in Stratford
Daily local newspaper.
Weekly local newspaper.
Stratfords local AM radio station.
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