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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Meet Amanda - Top 5 Stratford Series - Local Gifts

Posted under TOP 5 STRATFORD SERIES on Nov 26, 2018

Top 5 Locally Made Gifts!


Meet Amanda, owner of Stratford Blooms. She loves giving experiential gifts and supporting local entrepreneurs. Each day we’ll post one of her locally made picks.

Gin being Amanda’s spirit of choice, she picked Black Raspberry Gin from Junction 56 Distillery for a great Black Raspberry Gin Fizz. Add Tour and Tasting passes for insights into the making of spirits and the fun of tasting their latest flavours. ($24.95/375ml at Junction 56 and at LCBO) Tours are Saturdays at 11am.


A little decadence is an important consideration when giving gifts. Amanda loves to gift Chocolate Barr’s dark chocolate creations and a selection of truffles.


It’s all about the experience and when Amanda wants to pamper someone special, she chooses The Spa Near the Tracks. Their signature sugar scrub and a gift certificate for a mani and pedi always receive hugs of appreciation.


Amanda’s love of beauty and coffee influence her fourth pick – one-of-a-kind pottery mugs from Shane Norrie Contemporary gallery in Stratford. Known for his stunning contemporary creations and curated fine art, hand-thrown mugs are an accessible way to incorporate beauty into daily life. Even the coffee tastes better!


Eating out in Stratford is always a welcome gift. Amanda picks up Kale chips and Hippie Bowl Tahini-Tamari dressing from Keystone Alley along with a gift certificate. Another rockin' winner!


Enjoy Amanda's local Stratford choices. What are your local faves?