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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

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  • Photo of Playmakers! Theatre School
  • Photo of Playmakers! Theatre School
  • Photo of Playmakers! Theatre School
  • Photo of Playmakers! Theatre School
  • Photo of Playmakers! Theatre School
  • Photo of Playmakers! Theatre School
  • Photo of Playmakers! Theatre School

Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours
True tales of Stratford’s haunted past as researched by Wm. Miller, Esq.

Selected Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in July and August

For nearly 150 years, Euphemia and Edward Elphinstone have enjoyed their evening strolls around Stratford. Accompanied by Edward’s lovely music on Romantic guitar, Effie is always happy to share stories from her beautiful city’s dark and haunted past - including the tale of Stratford’s own Jack the Ripper!

Pubs, Pilsners and SPIRITS TOUR
Selected Thursday evenings in September and October
When the autumn wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, join us for a tour of Stratford’s historic taverns and hostelries. Along the way, you’ll learn about the tumultuous brewing history of Perth County and hear stories of spirits (of the non-alcoholic variety!) that continue to haunt our beautiful city even today.
Ticket price includes a half-pint of the landlord’s finest at each of three landmark pubs.
Meet your costumed guide at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street, 10 min. prior to tour start time.

Selected evenings at the end of October.
When the dark comes early and the nights are long, join us for this special edition of the Ghosts of Stratford. As darkness falls, costumed guides will appear to lead you on a candlelit tour through Stratford's ghostly and ghastly past. Stories, music, jokes, riddles and macabre vignettes will haunt your dreams.

Private Ghost Tours
In addition to our regular schedules & routes private Ghost Tours are available for your group throughout the year with discounts for groups of 20 or more. Contact us for more information

A portion of the proceeds supports the projects of the registered Canadian charityPlaymakers! Theatre School,


Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

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