Living in Stratford
Residents of Stratford know that they live in a special place that offers a lifestyle like no other in Ontario. Known for its friendliness and numerous events, Stratford makes residents and newcomers feel welcome and an integral part of community life. The Live Here section of our website contains information about City and municipal services and opportunities that help make Stratford a community of excellence with international appeal.
Our frequently visited applications, licenses and permits provides links to various forms that you may need. If you're looking to get involved in the community or volunteer, you can visit community groups for contact details, access maps to locate routes and sites around the City, and discover what our library has to offer.
Many of Stratford's neighbourhoods are steeped in history and offer residents an abundance of choices in education and childcare, places of worship and social services. We are also home to Stratford General Hospital, one of the province's finest health care facilities as well as the Perth District Health Unit. Quality emergency services ensure our community is safe.
Multiple modes of transportation make travelling in and around Stratford seamless. During the summer months, you can visit roads for detour updates. Parking includes information for parking lot locations, meter rates, and more.
Residents can also access information on garbage and recycling, utilities and wastewater while property taxes include payment options, assessments and more. Wildlife contains contact details for animal control services, animal bites and pest control.
We encourage you to also visit play here to learn about our exceptional recreation programs, facilities, parks and trails.