Stratford is a special place that offers a lifestyle like no other in Ontario. Voted Canada’s premiere town for the arts, residents and tourists experience it in all its forms including live theatre, visual arts and hand-crafted works displayed in seven galleries all located in the heart of the city.

The Stratford Festival has been performing since 1953. The festival draws over 600,000 theatre-goers and tourists to the area each year. It stages modern and Shakespearean plays in the four theatres located throughout the downtown.

Stratford is also proud to offer a vibrant music scene by offering a host of concerts, recitals and festivals throughout the year. New in 2022 is the opening of the Tom Patterson Theatre.


Stratford has also gained an outstanding reputation for culinary cuisine which is showcased at some of the finest restaurants in the country. The variety and selection of restaurants to choose from in a city of 31,500 is incredible.


Shopping in its quaint shops is a treat both for the residents and tourists alike. Local amenities provide everything needed on a day-to-day basis.

Throughout Stratford, you will find Victorian buildings, and parks that include lovely Shakespearean Gardens and parkland surrounding the Avon River and Lake Victoria. The recreational parks, trails and gardens promote a healthy and active lifestyle for the residents. It’s a very walkable community! It’s also known for its friendliness and its strong sense of community.

The town also has an annual swan celebration, one of Canada’s most unique events announcing the arrival of spring. Swans parade to the Avon river along lakeside drive on the first weekend of April.

Stratford is poised for significant economic growth. It offers one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. It has quietly transformed itself into a high-tech hub and a world leader in digital infrastructure. It even boasts a unique municipal-wide broadband network.

Stratford is located within a 2.5-hour drive of five border crossings and 1.5-hour drive to downtown Toronto,

Stratford is home to the newest Chestnut Park Real Estate, Brokerage office.


Perth County Farm Gate Map

Get right to the source of Perth County’s local food culture. Perth County are home to a variety of farm gate stores, self-serve stands and seasonal pick-your-own experiences.

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