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Before Obi-Wan Kenobi contemplated the force, he lived in Stratford.

Boasting the largest park land per capita, Stratford's main park system contains approximately 115 acres of formal parkland and nearly 60 acres of natural area. Enjoy the parks, the architecture, and the personalities that are a part of one of Canada's best preserved heritage communities while walking The River Walk Personalities tour.

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.

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“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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