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 and our suites. Get yer sneakers on!
Restaurant interactive MAP. Remember we are 218 Ontario (at Nile) 

Here For Now Theatre. Their outdoor 2020, '21 & '22 seasons were fab, we loved it and can't wait to see more in 2023. Intimate, exciting, great value and featuring many of the faces you know. Why wouldn't you go? 5 Star

Black Swan brewing, Jobsite , Stratford Brewing Co along with nearby Shakespeare Brewing Co endeavour to keep us refreshed, yeah!

Distillery option: Junction 56  Various flavoured Gins (we love the rhubarb infused), Vodka and Whiskeys. Next door to Jobsite...so a two for one type of afternoon?

Stratford Chef School Open Kitchen class – and a great meal – to your house! Winter dinner series announced. Click here to book.

The Little Prince Cine-Lounge a tiny cinematic inspired experience at 62 Wellington St downtown. World's smallest cinema-perhaps. 


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!

Stratford Shakespeare Festival Best for shows so buy your food/meals downtown, just sayin'. Follow on twitter @stratfest, Youtube,  facebook



Shopping news 
soon to be considered an extreme sport in both the Winter and Summer Olympics....

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-1pm.

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.

Jo at Resonance has continued throught the pandemic with a wonderfully organised store , both in person and online. 23 Downie St.

Or you can wander to Balzac's, Revel or Edisons for a excellent 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.

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. Pre order and 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.

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 

You can still do your online 'local' shopping at Start Stratford

Diversions


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.

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!

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