Well, folks, here it is, the most beautiful city in the world it size, 30,000, Stratford, Ontario (back in 1997 when rated). Home of the famous Stratford Festival Theatre, many theatres and cultural attractions, fine restaurants and shops downtown, and a popular tourist city, along with probably the best downtown in Canada for a city its size, it puts all other towns in Ontario this size to shame (except for maybe two). I took these photos on Tuesday when it was SOOO beautiful outside.
All around downtown...
New Garlic's Restaurant just opened, second location outside of London
The Famous Avon Theatre, which was redesigned beautifully
Hudson's Department Store, this facade was also redesigned beautifully, it didn't look too good before...
The Stratford Inn, believe it or not, this place just closed down the day I took the picture according to the paper.
Perth County Courthouse
Stratford Public Library
Discovery Centre and Museum
The World Famous Festival Theatre Complex, UNIQUE
The Gallery Stratford, Stratford's Art Gallery
Stratford's AMAZING City Hall, it's a BEAUTY
Stratford Place, downtown's newest building, built 5 years ago. Nice murals on it, too, and luxury condominiums @ back.
Festival Square, Stratford's downtown little shopping mall
There's something you don't see often, overhead signages downtown...
Entering Shakespearean Gardens
A statue of the man, William Shakespeare
Cute Bridge on Highway 7/8 going over the Avon River
Memorial Gardens, interesting...
Overhead signage downtown again...
The William Allman Arena, home of the Midwestern Junior B hockey team, Stratford Cullitons. Many NHL stars from Ontario got their start with this team at teenage years. Seats 2,000+ and was built in 1924. IMO, it is almost a CARBON copy of Windsor Arena, looking like a barn!