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City of Stratford (Single Tier Perth)

Phone : (519) 271-1282
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Stratford

Stratford, ON (Nearby: Sebringville, Gads Hill Station, St Pauls Station, Warren, Rostock)

75 Waterloo St. S.
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 7B2

Ontario Tourism Region : Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 28,002. In South Easthope T., Perth C., on the Avon R., Hwys 7 & 8 and C. Rds. 112 & 119, 36 km. W of Kitchener.
  • The attributes of Stratford as a townsite were noted by surveyors as they hacked out the Huron Rd. from the Waterloo C. boundary to Goderich from 1828-29.
  • The place was known as Little Thames, after the river, when William Sargeant and his wife arrived in 1832 and built a hotel, which they called The Shakespeare Inn. A Canada Company official donated a painting of Shkspeare to Sargeant to hang in the hotel
  • The river had previously been named the Avon by Dr. William 'Tiger' Dunlop of the Canada Company, so when the post office was established in 1832 residents agreed the place should be called Stratford after Shakespeare's birthplace in Warwickshire, Eng.
  • In the 1860s, when Stratford was divided into five wards, they were named Shakespeare, Hamlet, Romeo, Avon, and Falstaff.
  • It wasn't until 1953 that Stratford really capitalized on its Shakespeare connection (thanks to the idea and efforts of newspaper reporter Thomas Patterson.)
  • Patterson set up a committee in 1952 to explore the possibility of holding a theatre festival and sought the advice ofleaders in the theatre arts.
  • He arranged through Dora Mavor Moore for Tyrone Guthrie, eminent British producer, to meet the committee in 1952. Patterson held executive posts in the organization that grew out of this committee.
  • The following year, in a massive tent beside the Avon R., Sir Alec Guinness played Richard III.
  • The venture was a huge success, and the 1957 season opened in a permanent home with 2,262 seats, none of which is more than 65 feet (19.8 m) from the stage.
  • The 1901-vintage Avon Theatre became a partner in the festival in 1967, and the Third Stage Theatre opened in 1971. The three theatres now draw 400,000 persons a year to 'The Festival City.'

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  • St. Pauls Station, 9km
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  • Hampstead, 15km
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Nearby Lakes:
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  • McCarthy Lake, 4km
  • Harrington Pond, 15km
  • Wildwood Lake, 15km
  • Shakespeare Pond, 12km
  • Sunova Lake, 20km
  • Embro Pond, 23km
  • Trout Lake, 30km
  • Centreville Pond, 37km
  • Paradise Lake, 29km
  • Spongy Lake, 28km
  • Maple Lake, 30km
  • Sunfish Lake, 30km
  • Hofstetter Lake, 30km
  • Buck Pond, 32km
  • Trotters Lake, 33km
  • Buchanan Lake, 33km
  • Fanshawe Lake, 39km
  • Hodges Pond, 37km
  • Park Haven Lake, 34km
  • Fowlers Pond, 34km
  • Pine Pond, 35km
  • Mill Pond, 44km
  • Conestogo Lake, 41km
  • Laurel Creek Reservoir, 34km
  • Mud Lake, 46km
  • Columbia Lake, 36km
  • Clair Lake, 36km
  • Mud Lakes, 48km
  • Burgess Lake, 37km
  • Alder Lake, 36km
  • Laurel Lake, 36km
  • Beattie Pond, 49km
  • Foster Ponds, 49km
  • Silver Lake, 38km
  • Lake Whittaker, 51km
  • Four Wells Lake, 39km
  • Spring Lake, 51km
  • Morrison Lake, 39km
  • Pond Mills, 51km
  • Victoria Park Lake, 40km
  • Cooley Pond, 44km
  • Westminster Ponds, 51km
  • Tennants Pond, 53km
  • Walkers Pond, 51km
  • The Cove, 51km
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