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Learn something new in Stratford

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Gallery Stratford

 

Express yourself at a local art class. The Gallery Stratford (54 Romeo Street South) offers a number of adult classes with themes like Drawing Nature, Garden Sculptures and SLR Photography. Find a complete list of opportunities online. This neighbourhood gallery is less than a ten-minute drive from Avon Apartments (359-397 Railway Avenue).

 

Inspired by Fitness

 

Ready to learn a new form of exercise? Inspired by Fitness (390 Douro Street Unit #10) is one Stratford centre with an exciting array of classes to choose from. Options include Nordic walking, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and more. Browse all of this summer’s classes online. The fitness studio is an 11-minute bike ride from Avon Apartments.

 

Stratford Public Library

 

The Stratford Public Library (19 Saint Andrew Street), less than a ten-minute bike ride from Avon Apartments, often offers classes on various computer skills. Visit the library for more information on this convenient opportunity to learn more about your laptop or iPad.

 

Infinity Dance

 

Learn to dance by enrolling in a class at Infinity Dance (451 Erie Street). This studio is just around a ten-minute walk from Avon Apartments. Choose from adult classes like ballet, contemporary dance, tap and yoga.
Williams and McDaniel hopes you have fun learning a new skill or brushing up on an old hobby this season. For more information about their Stratford apartments, visit their website.

 

 

 

Beyond the Festival: Cultural events in Stratford

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Dominion House Bar & Grill

Since 1865, Dominion House Bar and Grill has been providing Stratford with a cozy pub atmosphere, complete with delicious pub-style food. Stop by every Friday and Saturday night to enjoy live music performed by talented musicians and satiate your palate with the delicious menu offerings. Upcoming performances include HWY 21 on Friday, May 29 and Loose Cannon on Saturday, May 30. Located at 3 Guelph Street, the Bar & Grill is a four-minute drive and 20-minute walk from the apartments.

 

Wingfield Dinner Theatre

On Thursday, May 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., drop by Stratford Rotary Complex for Wingfield Dinner Theatre presented by the Stratford & District Agricultural Society. Located at 353 McCarthy Road, the complex is a nine-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments. Ticket prices are $50.00 per person for dinner and the show and $30.00 for just the show. The social starts at 6:00 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the Wingfield performance is at 8:00 p.m.

 

Ribfest

The Stratford Blues and Ribfest runs from June 19 to June 21 and is host to action-packed days of live music, award-winning food, derby games, car shows, carriage rides and other competitions. This year’s musical lineup includes David Wilcox, Kenny Parker, The Good Family and Jim McCarty just to name a few. Tickets can be purchased online here. If you buy a Friday and Saturday Bandshell Pass, you get a Sunday Pass free. Tickets to Ribfest range from $10.00 to $20.00, with musical performances starting at $35.00. Located on Veterans The Bandshell is a five-minute drive and 28-minute walk from the apartments.
Enjoy a healthy dose of local culture by visiting these venues and local events that boast live music and theatre. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer current and prospective residents ideal rental options in the charming city of Stratford.

 

 

 

Savour the season in Stratford

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Rundles Restaurant
Located within Rundles Restaurant in the heart of Stratford, Rundles Cooking Classes offer unique, hands-on culinary experience with chef Neil Baxter. Chef Baxter’s classes focus on experimenting with flavours, embracing curiosity and enhancing the culinary knowledge of those in attendance. Since first starting his classes in 1984, Chef Baxter has welcomed old and new members while sharing his expertise. Weekend Cooking Classes aimed at individuals or small groups with all skill levels start the weekend of March 27th and end the weekend of May 8th. Take a look at the Weekend Cooking Classes Menus from previous years and select weekend times that fit with your schedule. Private or corporate cooking experiences with Chef Neil Baxter are also available for groups of 14-20. Located at 9 Cobourg Street, Rundles is a four-minute drive and 28-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.

 

Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar

Savour some delicious tea offerings at the Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment, you can sample beverages at almost anytime. While the tea tasting bar can accommodate several people, it is recommended that you book in advance for groups of up to 12 people. The tasting bar often has a variety of events, seminars and classes running. Past events include Tea and Honey Tasting, Tea and Chocolate Tastings, and Rare and Precious Tea Tastings. Pre-registration is required for all of Tea Leaves’ events. Located at 433 Eric Street, this quaint tasting room is a two-minute drive and 10-minute walk from the Stratford apartments.

 

The Milky Whey Cheese Pairings

Every year Savour Stratford showcases local foods and exquisite culinary combinations at its tastings. All tastings take place on Saturday afternoons and pricing starts at $30.00 per person. Currently, The Milky Whey in downtown Stratford is host to a variety of these tastings. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying six pairings at the $35.00 Soft & Supple Cheese meets Fortified Libation event. The event runs on February 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pamper your palate with Spain’s ancient grape varieties paired with cheese at the Spanish Wines & Cheese Pairings on February 28th. For those interested in sampling and pairing UK Beer and Cheeses, the UK Beer and Cheese Pairings event on March 21st is for you. Tickets can be order by calling 1 (800) 561-7926 or purchased online. Book early to avoid missing out on these palate-pleasing events. The Avon Place Apartments are a four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the cheese shop located at 118 Ontario Street.

 

Savour the season in Stratford by feasting your eyes and your stomachs on these mouthwatering events. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer residents a charming rental option in the city of Stratford.

 

 

 

Things to do in Winter

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Skating

If you’re looking to get back on the ice, head out to Allman Memorial Arena for an afternoon of skating. This year-round indoor rink offers public skating, ice skating sessions, ice hockey and skating lessons. For inquiries about scheduling, times and lessons, call the arena at (519) 271-2161. Stratford’s Skating Club operates out of the Allman Arena and is currently accepting 2015 Fall/Winter Registration. The Avon Place Apartments are a six-minute drive and 33-minute walk from the arena located at 15 Morenz Drive.

 

Skiing & Snowboarding

For over 79 years Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort has been offering residents of Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and surrounding areas with a great place to ski and snowboard. Take advantage of Chicopee’s ski and snowboard family centres, programs, lessons and racing teams that are sure to appeal to all ages. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent it from the resort’s on-site Rental and Tech Shop. Visit Chicopee’s Winter Membership page for information on rates and memberships. Located in Kitchener at 396 Morrison Road, Chicopee is a 43-minute drive from the Stratford Apartments.

 

Curling

Improve your curling skills or pick up new ones at the Stratford Country Club located at 53 Romeo Street North, which is a seven-minute drive and 58-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments. Visit the Club’s website for information on 2014-2015 Registration, Schedules and Weekly Schedules. Get the kids out and about by registering for the Family & Company Kid’s Curling League.

Snowshoeing & Ice Fishing

During the winter months, Pinehurst Lake is a prime location for ice fishing and snowshoeing. Located in North Dumfries at 468 Pinehurst Road, the lake and conservation area is a 53-minute drive from the Pinegrove Apartments.

 

Try your hand at a new sport or brush up on your existing skills by making a point of getting active in Stratford this winter. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents can ideal rental location in the charming town of Stratford.

 

 

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in Stratford

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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.

Stratford Festival

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 orders@stratfordfestival.ca 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.

 

 

 

Try Something new with Stratford Recreation Programs

Stratford Apartments, Apartments Stratford , Apartments for Rent in Stratford , Stratford apartment rentals, Apartments in Stratford , Apartment rentals in Stratford , Stratford Apartments for Rent, apartments for rent in Stratford, family friendly, activitiesWhether you’re looking to get fit, get active or get more involved with the community, Stratford’s wide range of recreation programs are sure to have something you’ll enjoy. Try something new this year without worrying about your age or skill level, as programs are tailored to fit your individual needs and interests. To help residents of the Stratford apartments get out of their comfort zones this year, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some Stratford Recreation Programs that are currently running.

 

Active Adults 55

 

Offering those who are 55 years of age and older a variety of clubs and programs, the Stratford Lakeside Active Adults Association operates with the mindset that you’re never too old to give up being active. While an age minimum is outlined, the Association also welcomes those who are not yet 55 years of age, but are completely retired. Activities offered include billiards, euchre, carpet bowling, cribbage, five-pin bowling, golf (winter), painting and much more. To become a member, you’ll need to purchase an annual membership for $25.00 per person, which gives you access to all of the activities stated above and more. Paying before January 30th of each year will even get you an “early bird” fee. In addition to the scheduled activities, the Association also offers a variety of day trips, events and services that members can take advantage of. You can become a member by calling 519-271-4310 or visiting the Kiwanis Community Centre in person. Located at 111 Lakeside Drive, the centre is a six-minute drive and 32-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.

 

Aquatics

 

Each season from June until the end of August, the City of Stratford owns and operates the Stratford Lions Pool located at 15 William Street, which is a five-minute drive and 28-minute walk from theStratford apartments. With a variety of swimming lessons and public swimming programs available, there is always something to do. You can also feel confident knowing your kids are safe, as trained instructors and lifeguards are always supervising the pool.  Check out the Free Swim Schedule,Public Swims and Admission Fees and Swimming Lessons by visiting the Stratford Aquatics website.

 

Day Camps

 

For children aged 4 to 13 years of age, an assortment of summer day camps, PA Day camps, craft camps and many more are available to experience and enjoy. Summer camps run from July to August and registration is now open. You can register for Recreation Programs online or in personat the Stratford Rotary Complex located at 353 McCarthy Road. The complex is a 10-minute drive from the 359 Railway Avenue apartments. Program activities are based around a theme and can include anything from crafts, outdoor activities, games, trips and even guest speakers. Make sure to get the whole family out and about, as a family discount is available for families with three or more children involved in full week programs. Families will receive $20.00 off for each child registered after the first two who are participating in the same program, in the same session of registration.

 

For additional information on the recreational activities offered, read through the digital version of Stratford’s Recreation Activity Guide. Get outside of your Avon Place Apartment and explore all the activities, events and programs the charming City of Stratford has to offer both residents and visitors.

 

 

Enjoy Stratford in the Off Season

apartments for rent in Stratford, activities, winterStratford is always bustling with activities and things to do even in its off-season. Whether you’re looking for a date night out, an exquisite experience tasting food, shopping or an evening of artistic talents, you can find it near your apartment in Stratford. To ensure that residents explore Stratford to its fullest, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched a few things that you can enjoy in Stratford this winter.

 

Annex Room Restaurant & Inn

Experience an exceptional atmosphere, service and accommodations at the Annex Room Restaurant and Inn. Whether you’re just in need of a casual dinner with friends or would prefer to spend the night, The Annex is sure to leave you and your significant other satisfied. Due to it being off-season, the rates for the inn make it even more attractive. Located on 38 Albert Street, the inn is a five-minute drive and 25-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments. To make reservations for the dining room call (519) 271-1407 and for information about their rooms you can call 1 (800) 361-5322.

 

Cheese Week

During CheeseFest you can enjoy 10 different Stratford restaurants and their picture perfect cheese-inspired menus. Boomers Gourmet Fries, The County Food Co., Fellini’s, Madelyn’s Diner and Canadian Grub To Go are among the restaurants you can try during the festival that takes place February 2nd to February 9th.  Using local cheeses, these restaurants whip up a variety of delicious food items that are bound to excite your taste buds. Before you attend CheeseFest, prepare yourself first by visiting the Canadian Dairy XPO on February 5th and 6th. Located at the Stratford Rotary Complex (CDX Cow Coliseum) on 353 McCarthy Road, this event is a mere nine-minute drive from the apartments at 359 and 397 Railway Avenue.

 

Savour Stratford Tutored Tastings

Savour Stratford Perth County presents a variety of delicious local fare and unique culinary tastings, like the Beer and Cheese Pairings scheduled for February 15th. This event allows you to sample a selection of Ontario cheeses and beers from the Niagara Region. Each of the tastings takes place on Saturday afternoons (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and prices start at $30 per person. You can purchase tickets by calling 1 (800) 561-7926 or ordering online by clicking here. Located at The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop on 118 Ontario Street, this gourmet tasting class is a four-minute drive and 30-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.

 

If you’re looking to try something new in Stratford all of these activities are worth a try. Explore a new side of this charming city and discover all the hidden treasures it has to offer. Set in an artistic, close-knit community, Williams and McDaniel’s Stratford apartments are an ideal rental option for renters who are in the market.

 

 

Make the most of Avon Place

 

Living in the city of Stratford and surrounded by art, exquisite food and culture, residents of Avon SwanPlace will never be at a loss for things to do. Stratford is always bustling with exciting events, exhibits and scenic spaces to grab lunch or sit back with a good book. Due to the city’s reputation as a central hub for both local and visiting artists, it is often filled with activity throughout the tourist season. To make sure you get the most of the Avon, our preferred property management company Williams and McDaniel have selected some activities and sights you will not want to miss.

While Stratford is renowned as a stage for artists and entertainers, it also boasts a mouthwatering cuisine selection and fresh and local eateries. For those who are interested in tantalizing their taste buds, the Flavours of Stratford tours are an excellent way to peruse the streets of downtown Stratford. The Morning Culinary Walking Tour begins at 10 a.m. and offers a unique selection of local food choices including cheeses and meats from a variety of restaurants.  For those who prefer to sleep in a little, there are afternoon tours that start at 2:30 p.m. In order to make sure you do not miss out on these tours, it is best to make reservations at (519) 801-8690 or visit Perth County Tourism Reservations.

While it may not be common knowledge, Stratford has the most parkland per capita in Canada. Stratford’s five breathtaking gardens are all linked alongside the Avon River and feature magnificent views. The river is one of Stratford’s central attractions and is the site of many activities including boat tours and rentals. Enjoy a relaxing day surrounded by flowers, the fresh air and the scenic waterway in the Shakespearean Gardens, which are a 5-minute car ride and 25-minute walk from the apartments. Learn about the history and creation of the gardens and the creation of Lake Victoria by participating in one of The Shakespearean Gardens Guided Tours. Filled with lit fountains, native trees and ornamental sculptures, Millennium Park beside the Gallery of Stratford is another gorgeous green space you will not want to miss. Located on Romeo Street, the gallery and park are only a 7-minute ride away from the apartments. For additional information about the parks and places to stroll around Stratford, the ‘Stratford Strolls Map’ is a helpful resource.

The performing arts have always had a highly acclaimed presence in Stratford. The Stratford Festival is always introducing new and classic plays with the province’s most talented actors. Each month there are new and exciting plays to explore and get lost in. For information on current shows visit the Stratford Festival’s website.  Make sure you do not miss any upcoming events in Stratford by taking a look at the Visit Stratford webpage’s Event Calendar.

Set in the scenic and historically rich town of Stratford, Williams and McDaniel’s properties offer superb amenities and access to the city’s best spots and must-see destinations. The Avon Place apartments located at 359-397 Railway Avenue are perfectly situated to enjoy the best experiences the city has to offer. For more information on Williams and McDaniel’s properties, please click here.