Residents of Stratford know that they live in a special place that offers a lifestyle like no other in Ontario. Known for its friendliness and numerous events, Stratford makes residents and newcomers feel welcome and an integral part of community life.
Many of Stratford’s neighbourhoods are steeped in history and offer residents an abundance of choices in education and childcare, places of worship and social services. They are also home to Stratford General Hospital, one of the province’s finest health care facilities as well as the Perth District Health Unit.
Multiple modes of transportation make travelling in and around Stratford seamless. Regional and provincial highways connect Stratford to other major cities.
Stratford is also home to the Stratford Festival which began in 1953 and runs every year from April to October and now has multiple venues.
In addition to the festival, several annual events attract visitors. Stratford Summer Music which runs for about a month. In 2016, the event, run by the town, offered 85 concerts, a third of them free or “pay what you can”.