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The community

Welcome to Stratford Ontario

Since the early 1800s, Stratford has evolved from a small mill-driven settlement, to one of the nation’s most prominent arts communities, with main attractions like the Festival Theatre and the Avon Theatre. In recent years, the city has evolved to become the picturesque and peaceful community that it is today.

Where you belong

Where you belong

A peaceful community built around creativity, diversity, and inclusion.

Upon arrival to Stratford, you’ll feel an immediate sense of belonging. With wide sidewalks, mature trees, unique shops and restaurants, the downtown welcomes you. The tree-lined, residential streets throughout town create a picture-perfect setting for your ideal life.

In addition to the charm of this city for everyday living, Stratford, which was named after Shakespeare’s birthplace, is home to some of the nation’s most celebrated theatres and performances.

A modest city with everything to offer

Offering the best of both rich character and vibrant activity, Stratford is the perfect setting for a well-balanced lifestyle. Enjoy the tranquility of the parks and recreation and tap into the shopping, food & beverage and entertainment for added excitement.

Unmatched shopping

In downtown Stratford, you’ll be delighted by the variety of established boutique shops available.

Culture & cuisine

Whether you are looking for an elegant date night dinner, drinks and pub food with friends, or your next go-to Sunday brunch, you’ll find what you’re looking for and more.

Arts & entertainment

With world-class theatrical performances, popular art galleries, and a population of dreamers and doers, there’s always something to keep you entertained and engaged.


For those seeking an active lifestyle, Stratford has a variety of fitness clubs, large river-side parks and gardens, as well as venues for recreational and competitive sports.

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