Events and Recommendations
Check out Kevin's events calendar & shopping recommendations below....updated details will be published as we receive them.
PARKING MAP of the downtown historic core if you must. Everything on this map is less than a 15 minute walk away from The Rectory or the Suites on Cobourg. Get yer sneakers on!
Restaurant interactive MAP. Remember we are 218 Ontario (at Nile)
Sadly our City of Stratford feels it necessary to charge for parking even in hard hitting Covid times, it's inexpensive but a pain so please feed the meters.
We'll happily 'give' you change if you are parking downtown but we still recommend walking.
Here For Now Theatre. Their outdoor 2020 season was a hit, we loved it and can't wait to see more in 2021. Intimate, exciting, great value and featuring many of the faces you know. Why wouldn't you go? 5 Star
Waterloo Lectures. Various times & locations. Sign up for their newsletter.
Stratford Warriors Winter Season GOJHL Junior B Hockey.
Stratford Chef School Open Kitchen class – and a great meal – to your house!
Gallery Stratford. Exhibits continue to change. We visited the Salvadore Dali museum in St.Petersburg Fla recently and are thrilled that our own museum features some Dali sketches. Their 'not to be missed' Gala is set for the last Friday in May.
The Little Prince Cine-Lounge a tiny cinematic inspired experience at 62 Wellington St downtown. World's smallest cinema-perhaps.
Shane Norrie Artist is at the corner of Waterloo and Albert street downtown. A great location.
Art in the Park, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, June to September - weather permitting. Features up to 50 artists and a wonderful selection of one of a kind pieces. Take a few minutes and meet these interesting folks. Lakeside Drive, Stratford. Look for Dave Humphrey and Edward Payne's art in the house!
We like to shop local right here in Stratford. Especially as all these stores are not more than 10 minutes from our door.
Your guide to online shopping from local artisans and creators in Stratford and Perth County Start Stratford
Slow Food Stratford brings it's Sunday Market downtown every Sunday 10am-2pm. The Slow Food Market features locally grown and organic food from McIntosh Farms, Monforte Dairy, Mountain Oak Cheese to name a few.
Note my recently purchased fine Harris Tweed vest from Macleods Scottish Shop is a nod to the past-it's hard to find quality product in bricks and morter stores anymore, thankfully not an issue here in Stratford. British chocolates there too including my favourites, marmite crisps, Irn Bru & curly wurly's! They are now stocking Guinness 'wear'. Sign up for their newsletter-very amusing.
La Osa jewellery. Don't say we didn't give you a heads up. Owner Pamela Coneybeare is a jewelry designer and vintage collector. Recently moved to 34 Ontario St, Stratford, a couple minutes walk form our B&B.
Rhumba, 80 ontario St for great ladies wear-so says Kim!
Cora Couture on Market square-for the ladies.
Or you can wander to Balzac's, Revel or Edisons for a great coffee & snacks. Try Snapping Turtle for a coffee in St.Mary's when visiting that area and across the road is Troyer's Spices to jazz up your culinary game.
'An Artists Cottage', many of you will know it as the home of Gerard Brender a Brandis, who makes his own books, block wood engravings/etchings and many other interesting and unique artifacts to mention.He's mostly retired now but his art can still be found at Village Studios.
Erla at Gallery Indigena has curated much outstanding art of indigenous people. Maxine Noel who now lives in Stratford exibits much of her art here and may be purchased onsite.
Fanfares bookstore is only 3 minutes walk down the street. Online pickup available.
The Milky Whey Cheese shop will celebrates another year this summer in Stratford. Lovely selection of local and not so local cheeses. 118 Ontario St.
The 'Butcher Baker' also features cheese and bread so there's no shortage of places to picnic from.
The Little Green Grocer is a local and seasonally inspired market supporting local farmers, producers and artisans. An onsite bakery producing affordable freshly baked bread and take out meals is available. Worth a look, next to Fosters Inn.
Rheo Thompson Candies for your sweet treats and the original mint smoothies-55 Albert St.
Flower arrangements-try Stratford Blooms. Owner operated (Amanda) and will deliver to the house. 519 814 5000
Golf - Stratford Country Club, Rebel Creek, Science Hill Golf Club & St.Mary's Golf Club.
St Mary's has the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also in St.Mary's stop at Lauren Whitney Lifestyles or perhaps get a coffee at Snapping Turtle Roasters. Stock up your pantry at Troyers Spices
The Stratford farmers market . 7am-noon every Saturday.
Ontario pdf map.
One last note; Please don't get disapointed, book your favourite event or dinner early. Kim and myself are always happy to make reservations for you. (We especially recommend this option for those arriving on friday evenings).
In any event, you can always call us for up to the minute advice, directions or even a chat!
You can go to the forums on Tripadvisor, (or even review B&B's!!) I like to use it a lot myself when we travel, but always cross reference the information shown, just to be sure. To post on their forum you will need to log in or register, it's very easy! We do appreciate your input-thank you.