Before you could hang at the mall, the river was the place to be!
River walkways with charming views along the historic Thames River, manicured gardens and parks, heritage buildings, and local history unite on the River Walk Heritage tour. This interesting blend of architecture, interesting personalities and natural beauty provides an ideal way to spend the day in Stratford.
Begin the tour at the York Street Visitor's Information Centre located the base of York Street and Veterans Drive. Walk to York Street and travel west.
You are looking at The Mill Block, the oldest extant commerical block in Stratford. It was designed to the lay of the land with three stories at the front and four stories here along the back, originally reserved for deliveries and stables. Numbers Four & Six Ontario Street as well as Number 55 (along the front) were constructed during the 1850s, with the buildings in between replacing original structures during the 1880s and later. Built on a natural cliff exactly one storey below the back of the Mill Block is York Street. During the 1980s, York Street became a boutique area transforming the original delivery service entrance to what you see today.