Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

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 7: Adding a round-about at Line 26 between Stratford and St. Marys/London/401 W

Exits from this roundabout to Line 26 are now closed. This first phase of construction should not significantly affect through traffic on Hwy 7; however, from July 2nd until October, the roundabout will be closed to all traffic. Detours will be signposted, and drivers should allow extra time to follow them.

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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John's Top 5 Experiential Gifts

Posted under TOP 5 STRATFORD SERIES on Dec 2, 2019

Bacon & Ale Trail 2

Experiences make great gifts and fab memories. John’s first experiential gift pick is the Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail. For the beer lover in your family, as a date night or guys night out! With 15 beer or bacon inspired choices, it will be hard to pick only five and it’s just $30 (+ HST). This gift is a winner and it’s available all year!


Not only does John like to perform at Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub with his band, he also likes to visit Molly’s for a fun date night out over the holidays. Hit up Molly’s over the holidays and you won’t be disappointed!


Put on your apron and roll up your sleeves! John’s next experiential gift takes you into the kitchen for a cooking class at the Stratford Chefs School. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced home cook, there are lots of choices, from making pasta to cooking with cannabis! You’ll walk away with cool kitchen tips and recipes, ready to impress your friends!

Junction 56 Tasting 1

John picked a boozy, yet educational option for another experiential gift, a Tour and Tasting at Junction 56 Distillery. Get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at how a craft distillery works and the dynamics of making liquor. Finish with a sampling of their newest high-quality spirits, a great way to find your faves.

The Milky Whey

Last up on John’s experiential gift list is The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop for a wine and cheese pairing. Enter the Whey Back room to try Quebec cheese and ciders or Pinot’s Got Your Goat and other pairings throughout the winter. A fun Saturday afternoon experience with take away tips to help you create you best wine and cheese pairings.

Enjoy John’s Top Experiential Gifts Ideas in Stratford, ON! Tag us in your posts and tell us your Stratford faves!