Stratford, Ontario

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The Stratford Town Hall
The Stratford Town Hall
Motto : Industria et Ars ("Industry and Art")
Location in Ontario
Stratford, Ontario
State : CanadaCanada Canada
Province : Ontario
County : Perth County
Coordinates : 43 ° 22 ′  N , 80 ° 59 ′  W Coordinates: 43 ° 22 ′  N , 80 ° 59 ′  W
Height : 345  m
Area : 26.95 km²
Residents : 30,886 (as of 2011)
Population density : 1,146 inhabitants / km²
Time zone : Eastern Time ( UTC − 5 )
Postal code : N4Z, N5A
Foundation : 1859
Mayor : Dan Mathieson
Website :

Stratford [ ˌstɹætfəɹd ] is a city in the southwest of the Canadian province of Ontario on the Avon River . The river and city were named after Stratford-upon-Avon in England and the River Avon there. In 2011 Stratford had 30,886 residents.

Ontario Street in Stratford


Stratford has several theaters, the most famous of which is the Stratford Festival Theater , which plays Shakespeare . Many tourists come to Stratford to see such a performance. Some famous actors have performed in Stratford; It is often said that if you haven't even performed in Stratford, you're not a true North American actor.


Since Stratford is not far from Detroit , many companies from the automotive supply industry have settled here , including FAG Kugelfischer (FAG Bearings Ltd), a German ball bearing manufacturer from Schweinfurt .


Once a year there is the Ontario Pork Congress on the Stratford fairgrounds , where pigs from all over Ontario are auctioned. There is also the weekly farmers' market on the same fairground, where farmers from the region sell their vegetables and fruit. In general, Stratford is surrounded by arable land , mainly corn , but also soybeans and barley .

sports clubs

Stratford has an ice hockey team called the Cullitons ( Cullies for short ) that play in the Junior B Inter-Ontario League. The stadium is on the river near the festival theater and has seating for around 2500 spectators. There are also several indoor ice hockey arenas for the public in Stratford.

Stratford has a baseball team called the Stratford Storm , formerly called the Hillers . There is a semi-covered stadium, Hiller Stadium, for around 500 spectators.

There is a country club in Stratford which is next to a golf course . There are also several curling lanes and squash rooms in the country club building .

There are also several indoor and outdoor basketball facilities in different places around town.


Stratford has a campus of Conestoga College , which is located in Kitchener . Students from grade 12 can attend Conestoga. Stratford also has a famous cooking school , the Stratford Chefs School .

Stratford has three schools for grades 9 through 12 (Secondary Schools). There are Stratford Central Secondary School , Stratford Northwestern Secondary School as public schools, and Stratford St. Michael Secondary School as private Catholic schools. Each of these schools has around 700 students.

Public transport and infrastructure

Stratford Railway Station

You can get to Stratford by car, bus or train ( VIA Rail Canada ). Within Stratford you can take the bus from the city center (town hall) to almost any place in the city.

Stratford has a pilot project to equip 200 households with public WiFi . The operator of the WLAN is Festival Hydro and couples the WLAN with smart meters .


Web links

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