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Back-to-school shopping in Stratford

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A day downtown
Start your search for autumn apparel, electronics or accessories downtown. The Stratford City Centre offers hundreds of boutique retail and service options. Whether you need a stylish new outfit or a stylish new haircut, this downtown district is the place to go without travelling a far distance. Begin your shopping at the one-of-a-kind Martingale Vintage (92 Wellington Street) for unique women’s fashion. This store is only a four-minute drive or a six-minute bike ride from Avon Place Apartments (359 – 397 Railway Avenue). You can also start at The Touchmark Shop (37 Ontario Street), a local store with affordable styles appropriate for all ages. To get here, drive five minutes from Avon Place Apartments.

 

Secondhand for savings

 

For some, secondhand shopping is a way to cross items off the back-to-school shopping list while on a tight budget. Covet: The Community Closet (165 Downie Street, Unit #D) recycles gently used clothing. Before you shop here, go through your own closet. Are there clothes that are too small or that you no longer wear? Create extra closet space and give back to the community by donating your clothes here today. This thrift store is just over a five-minute bike ride from Avon Place Apartments.

 

Festival Marketplace Shopping Centre

 

Take your pick of stores at the Festival Marketplace Shopping Centre (1067 Ontario Street). This local shopping mall is under a ten-minute drive from Avon Place Apartments. Complete your seasonal shopping trip in one stop by choosing this Stratford shopping hub.
Celebrate the arrival of autumn and the start of a new school year with a local shopping trip accompanied by friends or family. Use today’s post from the blog team at Williams and McDaniel to begin brainstorming where to shop first in Stratford. For more information about their Stratford apartments, visit their website today.

 

 

Where to find fine art in Stratford

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Gallery Stratford (54 Romeo Street South) is less than five kilometres from Avon Place Apartments (359-397 Railway Avenue). As one of Ontario’s longest operating public art galleries, Gallery Stratford features changing exhibits of contemporary visual art with a focus on regional and Canadian art. The gallery has three exhibition spaces, a studio and a shop, and is fun for all ages.

 

Agora Gallery (17 Market Place) is even closer to Avon Place, with just a five-minute drive between the two. Agora Gallery is home to Stratford’s fine art, featuring work by both established and emerging artists. Here, you’ll find everything from paintings and drawings to photography and sculpture.

 

Gallery Indigena (69 Ontario Street) is Stratford’s epicentre for Canadian indigenous art. Some of its masterpieces include Inuit sculpture, Iroquois paintings and North West Coast wood art. This one-of-a-kind gallery is only two kilometres from the centrally-located Avon Place Apartments.

 

Stratford Art in the Park (Lakeside Drive between Front and North Street) is a quick three kilometres from Avon Place Apartments, and features some of Stratford’s finest local artists in a uniquely Canadian outdoor show that’s been running for nearly 50 years. Art in the Park runs every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until the last weekend in September.

 

Whether you want to take a peek at one of these interesting places or take a tour of all four, Williams and McDaniel hopes you enjoy your artful experience (and you never know — you just might learn a thing or two!).

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Best takeout in Stratford

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Gene’s Restaurant

Satisfy your craving for flavour-filled Chinese food with a takeout order from Gene’s Restaurant. Here you can enjoy authentic menu items that include Kung-Pow Chicken, Korean Shrimp, Cantonese Chow Mein, Singapore Noodles and Szechuan Shrimp. Located at 81 Ontario Street, Gene’s is a four-minute drive and a 28-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.
Fellini’s

For the past 20 years, Fellini’s has been Stratford’s favourite Italian restaurant and the perfect place to go if you’re longing for authentic cuisine. Located at 107 Ontario Street, the restaurant is a five-minute drive and 29-minute walk from the Stratford apartments. You can enjoy Fellini’s entire menu to go.

 

Stratford Thai Cuisine

Stratford Thai Cuisine offers customers and patrons a delicious dose of savoury food. Famous menu items include Platters, Green Curry, Mango Salad and many more. Delivery is only available after 5:00 p.m. and a $3.50 charge will be added to orders. Delivery is free for orders over $35.00 (before tax) and the minimum order for delivery is $20.00 (before tax). Check out their delivery area for more details. The restaurant, which is located at 82 Wellington Street, is a four-minute drive and a 24-minute walk from the apartments.

 

Annie’s Seafood Restaurant

Annie’s Seafood Restaurant is a family operated establishment with food options fit for everyone. Their takeout menu includes chicken dinners, burgers, Alaskan Pollock, famous fish and chips, halibut or cod, seafood dinners and family packs. Make sure to leave room for sides, salads, soups, beverages and homemade pies. Located at

689 Ontario Street, Annie’s is an eight-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments.
Relax after a long day at school or work and leave the cooking up to one of Stratford’s delicious delivery and takeout venues. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer residents great rental opportunities in 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.

 

 

 

Get to know TJ Dolan Natural Area in Stratford

Stratford Apartments, Apartments Stratford , Apartments for Rent in Stratford , Stratford apartment rentals, Apartments in Stratford , Apartment rentals in Stratford , Stratford Apartments for RentT.J. Dolan Natural Area offers Stratford Apartment residents a great place to go to get outside and soak in the sunshine this summer. Whether you’re interested in running, cycling, hiking or walking the trails, this area is part of a larger park system that will allow you to explore and experience a part of Stratford you hadn’t seen before. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has created a guide to the park’s facilities, activities and events Avon Place Apartment residents can enjoy.


T.J. Dolan Natural Area is part of the larger park system located at the west end of the Stratford Side Trail along the Avon River, which is near the Stratford Festival Theatre. The north and south riverside trail loop features trails that range from 0.3 kilometres to 4.4 kilometres long. With all the other trails and park areas taken into consideration, T.J. Dolan Natural Area is approximately 8.5 kilometres in length. This natural area is a seven-minute drive and 32-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments. For those who are driving, parking is available on John Street North or Lorne Avenue West. Enjoy a relaxing day walking around the city or pack up a picnic and enjoy a delicious meal by the picturesque waterfront.

 

Every April, residents and visitors can enjoy the Annual Swan Parade, which involves ferrying the swans from their winter habitat down to the river. You can also enjoy a scenic group stroll through this rustic wilderness park or boat rentals. The tours start from John Street and are available by appointment. For additional details, contact Tourism Stratford at (519) 271-5140 or 1-800-561-SWAN (7926). While you’re in the mood for tours take one of the city’s renowned walking or cycling heritage tours. Nature lovers don’t have to worry about getting lost, as T.J. Dolan is outfitted with well-marked trails and colour-coded signs to usher you around.

Whether you’re looking to spend a relaxing afternoon outdoors, get moving or exploring the natural beauty of your surroundings, Stratford’s T.J. Dolan Natural Area offers up the perfect place to do all of these things and more. Located at 359 – 397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer a charming option for those looking to rent in Stratford.

 

 

The Best Local Patios

Now that the weather is warming up, local patios are a great place to go to meet and catch up with friends or grab a meal before a show or theatre performance. Our preferred property management company, Williams & McDaniel, offers Stratford apartments close to some of the best local patios and restaurants in town.  Today, we’ve compiled some of the city’s best spots and hidden treasures.
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For those who love classic homemade Italian cuisine, the Taverna Pazzo Pizzeria offers delicious food and an inviting atmosphere at an affordable price. Located on 70 Ontario Street, a 30-minute walk from the apartments, this restaurant offers two different dining experiences under one roof. One option is the Pizzeria’s comfortable dining room located in Stratford’s oldest cellar and the other is Taverna’s quaint outdoor dining area located on Stratford’s main corner. If you are craving oysters, crab, lobster or perhaps house-made pastas, pizzas and, it is highly recommended that you pay Taverna a visit. During theatre season it’s a good idea to make reservations to ensure you can enjoy a delicious meal before watching the Stratford Festival’s magnificent theatre or musical performances. For those who want a late-night snack or are still hungry after the show, this pizzeria offers a late-night menu of mouthwatering food options.

Stratford is filled with restaurants that use local and fresh produce and the Country Food Co. is another delicious option to visit. Using only the best available produce from surrounding counties, this charming restaurant offers an assortment of healthy and tasty breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner items that you will not likely forget. Again less than five minutes away from Avon place, the extensive menu at Country Food Co. includes everything from sandwiches, salads, meat and vegetarian entrees, as well as freshly baked desserts and pies. The restaurant also takes custom orders for both dessert and savory pies. For those who prefer to create their own meal, there are a variety of a la carte dishes so that a unique dining experience can be built. Located at 8 Erie Street, features a picturesque flower-filled patio setting.

The Boathouse and Riverside patio is the perfect combination of the two previous restaurants with casual dining and a local focus on its ingredients. This restaurant is often described as a hidden gem of the city and it features the only riverside patio in all of Stratford. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the river while you enjoy an assortment of freshly prepared foods including back bacon on a bun, hamburgers, chicken on a bun and hot dogs and sausages. After dinner, adults and kids can enjoy a refreshing and cool ice cream cone while floating down the river thanks to the nearby boat rentals. The combination of delicious and affordable local food options and a beautiful patio overlooking the river make this a perfect location for the summer months. Located at 30 York Street, it is a 30-minute walk from the apartment complex.

Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather with a variety of patios and scrumptious restaurants that are all within walking distance. Set in a park-like setting filled with character and a friendly atmosphere, these apartments located at 359-397 Railway Avenue offer first-class amenities, a vibrant community and a collection of unique social spaces to enjoy. For more information on Williams and McDaniel’s Stratford apartments, please click here.