Long weekends allow you to reconnect with family and friends and soak in the sights and sounds of the city. Take the opportunity over the Labour Day weekend to participate in some of the activities and events that Stratford has to offer. To ensure residents of Avon Place Apartments enjoy their Labour Day Weekend to the fullest, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some events, tours and venues that are worth exploring on your extra day off.
Flavours of Stratford
For those who have a passion and a love for culinary arts or simply love a great meal, the city’s Flavors of Stratford tours should definitely be on their to-do list. Wander through the town and visit a variety of unique shops and speak with their owners and artisans on this walking tour. Sample cheeses, breads, chocolates, preserves, coffees, teas and oils that are both sourced and locally produced goodies. Walk, talk and eat on this mouthwatering tour of Stratford. There are a variety of tours available on weekends including A Very Tasty Trek (Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.) and Fabulous Food and Great Gadgets (Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays 1:45 p.m.). The Savory Eats and Sweet Treats tours runs on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and on Thursdays at 1:45 p.m. For information on booking or to learn more about the tours, visit Flavors of Stratford’s Official Site. All tours start at the Stratford Tourism office located at 47 Downie Street, which is a four-minute drive and 25-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.
Skip the movie theatre and expose yourself to true theatrical talent at the Stratford Festival. Performing arts have always been a keystone is Stratford’s community and they continue to introduce new and exciting plays every year. There are different plays running each night of the week. On Friday evenings, you can lose yourself in the world of Antony and Cleopatra, Man of La Mancha, The Beaux’ Stratagem and a Midsummer Night’s Dream. Saturday shows include King Lear, King John, Masks, Madness & Sonnets, while Sunday offers up Crazy for You, Alice through the Looking-Glass and The Girl King. However, there are some performance overlaps throughout the week. There are even a variety of ways you can save on your tickets. The Stratford Festival located at 55 Queen Street is a seven-minute drive and a 41-minute walk from the apartments. Take a look at the festival’s showings and get all your questions answered at the box office in person, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1 (800) 567 – 1600.
Swans Guided Walking Tour
Learn all about these majestic birds while enjoying the stunning views of Stratford on the Swans Guided Walking Tour. Let local experts teach you about the swans of Stratford, show you popular nesting locations and hear the history behind these creatures. Tickets are available for purchase online. Tickets are $7/per person (HST included) and the tour starts at 30 York Street on August 30th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Visitors Centre is a four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.
Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tour
If you’re looking for a spooky way to explore the city, the Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tour offers a nighttime glimpse of this charming city. Walk through Stratford’s historic residential district and talk with costumed guides about their strange pasts. Be sure to dress warmly, as tours continue to run in gloomy or rainy weather. Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $15 for children, are available before each tour and can also be purchased online. Tours start around 8:00 p.m. at Slave to the Grind located at 46 Ontario Street, which is a four-minute drive and 25-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.
Spend your time this Labor Day weekend exploring more and more of the city. Located at 359 -397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer perfect rental options in the charming city of Stratford, Ontario.