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Stratford, Ontario and the Avon River

Stratford, Ontario


Stratford is located in the heart of SouthWestern Ontario with the Avon River flowing gently through the city.


With a population of almost 31,000, Stratford offers a unique combination of small town quiet, big city lifestyle and internationally renowned culture.


Stratford is building upon its cornerstones of charm, culture, and creativity and is becoming a growing centre for technology and innovation, particularly digital media.


Put it all together: Stratford is a great place for renters to call home.



Renting in Stratford…By the Numbers

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Data from Canada Mortgage and Housing, Housing Market Information Portal, https://www03.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/hmip-pimh/en#Profile/3531011/4/Stratford%20%28CY%29



Transportation in Stratford

  • Public Transit – City of Stratford Transit provides public transportation within the city with half-hour service Mon-Fri 6am-9:30pm. Transit service for city factories is provided Monday to Friday. Parallel Transit provides a shared ride service for persons with disabilities who are unable to access Stratford Transit.
  • Trains and Buses – VIA Rail offers passenger rail service from Stratford westward to Sarnia and Windsor, via London and eastwards to Toronto. The VIA Train Station is located at 101 Shakespeare Street.
  • Roads – The city is linked to Canada's major transportation artery, Highway 401, by Highway 7/ 8 or by Perth Road 113/County Road 6.
  • Air – Stratford is within a 1.5 hour drive, of four international airports. This includes Toronto’s Toronto Pearson International, London International Airport, Region of Waterloo International Airport, as well as John C. Munro, Hamilton International Airport.

    The Stratford Airporter provides a shuttle service between Stratford and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.


Health Care in Stratford

  • Residents of Stratford have access to hospital services through Stratford General Hospital located at 46 General Hospital Drive. This 132 bed facility, operating as part of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, provides general and specialized short-term care, diagnostic, long-term treatment, emergency and out-patient services.

    The Emergency Department is located in the East Building on the first level. Patients should enter using the Emergency Entrance on Cambria St.
  • Stratford is also home to two Family Health Teams. Family Health Teams consist of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who work collaboratively, within a clinic to coordinate and provide primary health care.

      •The Stratford Family Health Team - Jenny Trout Centre, Suite 104, 342 Erie St. Stratford

      •STAR Family Health Team - Avon Family Medicine Centre, 511 Huron St. Stratford

      •STAR Family Health Team - O'Loane Medical Clinic, 700 O'Loane Ave. Stratford
  • For those in need of help in finding a family physician, Health Care Connect (1-800-445-1822) may be able to help. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) also has an online database that maintains a list of medical doctors authorized to practice medicine in Ontario.


Education in Stratford

  • For families with children and youth in Stratford, elementary and secondary schools are operated by the Avon Maitland District School Board, and the Huron Perth Catholic District School Board.
  • Stratford also offers a range of specialty and continuing education programs, and research opportunities to further learning, foster creativity and develop careers.
    • University of Waterloo - Stratford Campus offers programs that are unique in Canada, and that combine creativity, business and technology. The focus is digital media in teaching and research. This includes: a Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts and a Master of Digital Experience Innovation. The Stratford Campus is located at the corner of St. Patrick and Cooper streets - two blocks from downtown Stratford.
    • Located on the site of the Stratford General Hospital at 130 Youngs Street, Conestoga’s Stratford location provides academic upgrading, career-focused programs and a host of continuing education opportunities.
    • The Stratford Chefs School is the only culinary institute in the country that is operated by working restaurant professionals.


Things to Do and See in and around Stratford

  • Living in Stratford affords you many opportunities to take advantage of the city’s rich and vibrant arts scene. Take in a performance at the world renowned Stratford Festival, engage in a wide range of musical experiences at the Stratford Music Festival, enjoy an evening of music in the park (Kiwanis Pavilion Bandshell in Upper Queen’s Park) listening to the Stratford Concert Band, or stroll through Gallery Stratford or Art in the Park (Lakeside Drive between Front and North Street) to experience a diverse and rich visual arts scene.
  • Want to enjoy the great outdoors? Spaces to walk, play, jog or picnic are only steps from any front door. The Avon River and the surrounding parklands stretch across the centre of the City and are filled with award-winning public gardens. In fact, Stratford boasts the largest park area per capita of any City in Canada with more than 1,000 acres of groomed parkland to explore. Stratford also has over 15 kilometres of trails to accommodate walking, jogging and cycling activities.
  • Stratford is a real foodie's delight offering a range of cuisines that is unequalled in cities of this size. From a growing café culture and a range of restaurants to special activities and events like Stratford Garlic Festival, The Bacon and Ale Trail, Slow Food Market at Stratford Market Square and the Stratford Blues and Ribfest, enjoying good food is more than a past-time in Stratford.
  • Check out the full range of events and activities at: online database Visit Stratford or the City of Stratford.



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