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Avon River | Tom Patterson Island

Avon River | Tom Patterson Island

 
 

Knox Church

Knox Church

142 Ontario St Stratford, ON N5A 3H2

Another of Stratford’s oldest institutions, Knox was founded in 1844 when a number of families split on doctrinal issues from St. Andrew’s to form their own “Free” church and to worship in an old log school house on St. Andrew Street.  Eventually the current location opened in 1873 with the city’s highest steeple at 211 feet.  In 1913 tragedy struck that building when lightning hit the steeple and a fire claimed the lives of several first-responders.  The present building dates from 1915.

 
 

Lower Queens Park | Avon River

Lower Queens Park | Avon River

Lakeside Drive, between Front & Queen Streets

Opening night music and fireworks!

 
 

MusicBarge

MusicBarge

Avon River at York Street, Stratford

The MusicBarge is our floating stage, docked at the bank of the Avon River. It is home to many free outdoor concerts. Bring your blanket or lawnchair and a picnic lunch!

 
 

Revival House

Revival House

70 Brunswick Street, Stratford

The Church Restaurant has long been the venue for Stratford Summer Music. In 2015, this venue became Revival House under new ownership and will continue to be the home of Summer Music's cabaret and opera series. 

 
 

Royal Canadian Legion

Royal Canadian Legion

207 St. Patrick St Stratford, ON N5A 1B2

Established in 1926, The Legion is the largest Veterans service organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. The Legion's mission is to serve veterans, which includes serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

 
 

St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church

25 St. Andrew Street, Stratford

As Stratford’s oldest church, by just one year, St. Andrew’s dates back to 1838/39 when the Canada Company granted a parcel of land for a church site and cemetery to the village of Stratford with its population of 40 and just 22 buildings.  The current building, standing on the original site, includes a structure from 1868 and a sanctuary constructed in 1911 to meet an expanding congregation.  To this day, St. Andrew’s actively continues its long-standing traditions of serving this community’s social and spiritual needs.  

 
 

St. James Church

St. James Church

41 Mornington Street Stratford, Ontario

St. James Church 175 years of ministry in Stratford. The present building was dedicated by Benjamin Cronyn, Bishop of Huron in 1870. It is the third church to be built on this site. The first organ was installed in 1874, rebuilt in 1902, and several times since... most recently in 2006. In 2010, the original 11 bells were removed from the tower for tuning. When they were reinstalled, four new ones were added bringing the total to 15 bells. The largest weighs 955 kilos (2100 lbs) and is called Big Joe. The blue carpet in the sanctuary is actually a section from that of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey, 1953.

 
 

Stratford Central Secondary School

Stratford Central Secondary School

60 St. Andrew Street, Stratford, ON N5A 1A3

Stratford Central Secondary School is a public high school in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. It is one of three main high schools in Stratford. Central is known primarily for its academics, arts and athletics programmes.

 
 

Stratford Masonic Concert Hall

Stratford Masonic Concert Hall

15 CHURCH STREET STRATFORD, ONTARIO N5A 2P9

The Stratford Masonic Concert Hall has long been a premiere venue for the performing arts. Since its inception in May 1930, the historic hall was designed for show of all kinds, from the swing of bands.




 
 

T. J. Dolan Trail

T. J. Dolan Trail

Stratford takes great pride in its park system along the Avon River and into the countryside surrounding the city.  One popular area is the T.J. Dolan Natural Area, known familiarly as the T.J. Dolan Trail, a particularly scenic and naturally bountiful pathway for walkers at the south-west end of the city.  The gathering point for each Bach Walk will be the entrance to the Trail, off John Street South, not far from the Stratford Hospital.

 
 

The Arden Park Hotel

The Arden Park Hotel

552 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6W4

Located on the main street, just a short walk from the Festival Theatre, The Arden Park is home to the Kroehler Ballroom where the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performing.

 
 

The Avondale

The Avondale

194 Avondale Ave, Stratford, ON N5A 6N4

An amalgamated congregation of churches active in meeting Stratford’s spiritual and social needs since the 1840s meets in this mid-century modern building, constructed in the early 1960s after their church home was destroyed by fire. Extensive renovations were completed in 2015-2016. A fully accessible, air-conditioned building with a large parking lot and relaxing grounds, the renovations included improved acoustics, comfortable seating, plentiful washrooms, and an updated Walcker pipe organ specially built for this space.

 
 

The Bruce Hotel

The Bruce Hotel

89 Parkview Dr, Stratford, ON N5A 4R5

This upscale hotel/restaurant serves eclectic cuisine with global influences. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a large outdoor patio facing rolling lawns, a fitness room, a Blu-ray and book library and a guest pantry with free cookies. The lobby features a 3-tiered fountain, fireplace and baby grand piano.

 
 

The Prune Restaurant

The Prune Restaurant

151 Albert Street, Stratford, ON N5A 3K5

Modern French and International cuisine under the creative and expert guidance of Chef Bryan Steele is prepared for a loyal and sophisticated clientele. At the heart of the cooking is a bountiful array of fine ingredients available from local growers and suppliers. The wine list has been awarded by the Wine Spectator and the Wine Council of Ontario. Three artistic rooms in a century building crowned by a Garden Room overlooking a courtyard provide a stimulating ambiance.

 
 

University of Waterloo | Stratford Campus

University of Waterloo | Stratford Campus

125 St. Patrick Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 0C1

The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus is a collaborative, strategic partnership between the city of Stratford and the University of Waterloo to bring students, leading researchers, businesses and entrepreneurs together to create, examine and commercialize opportunities in digital media.