Your hosts in Stratford
We'll give you suggestions for places to eat but you can also browse the Culinary Guide for info. Don't miss strolling in Stratford, including visits to the Shakespeare Garden, Lake Victoria's walking paths in our city's park system, the swans in the river — we have many stories to tell about them, Stratford Chefs School, local antique shops, Bradshaws Kitchen Store, Macleods Scottish Shop, and the other enticing shops of downtown. What we don't know, you may learn from the other guests.
Stratford is home to Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival where Milton is an usher. It has a repertory company that puts on plays and musicals in four theatres — all within walking distance of our house. Note: During the 2018 and 2019 season, the Tom Patterson Theatre was rebuilt. In 2020 the new theatre will re-open. The Stratford Festival also hosts over 300 events in the Forum to extend your enjoyment of the shows. We have programs for most performances and can suggest which might be of interest to you. We'd love to hear your reviews too — so we can share them with others.
We have many other events in town including the Stratford Summer Music Festival which begins with a fireworks display in early July. We're always ready with maps and brochures to help you plan your visit to our city.
We are very active as volunteers in Stratford. Milton currently looks after websites for The Stratford Scrabble Club and Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Stratford and worked on the Sleeping Children Around the World and Cycle Stratford sites. Manfred volunteers at the Stratford General Hospital and the Rotary Hospice — and don’t forget to ask him about his coffee grinder collection.