Stratford was first settled in 1832, when it was named after Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Anyone for tea?
The swan has become the city’s symbolic animal and each year twenty-four beautiful white swans are released into its Avon River. Graceful!
Stratford has been an exponent of several famous Canadians. Among their numbers are former CBC chief news anchor Peter Mansbridge, musician Ron Sexsmith, and international pop sensation Justin Bieber. Belieb!