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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Renée's Top 5 Party Hot Spots

Posted under TOP 5 STRATFORD SERIES on Nov 13, 2019

Meet Renée. She is a local strength training, yoga and spinning instructor with her own studio. She loves good coffee, eating, being active outdoors, hiking, camping and canoeing. Getting together with her crew is also a big part of her lifestyle. Here are Renee’s Top 5 hot-spots when it comes to celebrating over the holidays with friends!


Mercer 1 and Bradshaws Bag

Renée loves the cool atmosphere of Mercer Kitchen & Beer Hall, often stopping in on weekends for the live music. The extensive menu satisfies the appetite and tastes of each of her friends. Her faves are the sushi roll and the chicken karagge! Come for a casual party, and stay for the happening atmosphere.

(Backpack pictured above courtesy of Bradshaws)

Pazzo and Grace outfit

Who doesn’t dream about dining in a wine cellar? When Renée gets first dibbs on date night or dinner with friends, she picks Pazzo Pizzeria. The Italian cuisine is absolutely delicious and their staff is really friendly. It’s where Stratford goes for a great “night-out” and to share in the company of friends.

(Outfit pictured above courtesy of Grace the Boutique)


Looking for a large group get together spot that’s casual with a fun vibe and great pizza and beer? Jobsite checks all the boxes! Renée finds this space perfect for her work Christmas outing and perfectly lit so everyone feels comfy. The pizza is so fresh and it pairs perfectly with their delicious craft beers.

(Scarf and bag pictured above courtesy of The Green Room)

Braai House 1

Renée loves Stratford’s newest hot-spot, Braai House. For a bustling fun city vibe, Braai House is the ideal place to celebrate with friends and socialize over the holidays. The cocktails are award-winning and the food is so good. Add this to your not-to-be-missed list!

(Cardigan pictured above provided by Touchmark)

Revival 2

When Renée hosts a fancier get together, she books Revival House. Wow your company with the décor, drinks and food for a night to remember. Check out The Belfry lounge, located upstairs, for a more intimate affair. Revival House is the perfect place to celebrate!

(Dress and earrings pictured above courtesy of Distill

Enjoy Renée’s Top 5 places to celebrate with friends over the holidays in Stratford, ON! Tag us in your posts and tell us your Stratford faves!