By Eva Voinigescu
Named for the British home of William Shakespeare, Stratford, Ontario has long been a destination for theatergoers. The town’s Shakespeare Festival has been its claim to fame for more than 50 years, with world-class actors—like Christopher Plummer and Maggie Smith—interpreting the Bard’s timeless plays and other stage classics.
Stratford has also gained significant culinary credibility in recent years, as talented chefs, many trained at the Stratford Chefs School, have embraced the region’s local products. Upscale bistros and casual cafés are housed in the beautiful Victorian-era buildings of the downtown heritage district.
For a more structured eating experience, culinary tours and workshops—as well as the award-winning Savour Stratford Culinary Festival every September—also offer tasting opportunities that are not to be missed.
OTHER AMAZING DAY TRIPS FROM TORONTO:
• Muskoka: Ontario’s Lake Playground
• Prince Edward County: A Food and Wine-Lover’s Paradise
• Collingwood & Area: Beaches, Skiing, Festivals and Family Fun
• Niagara: Wine Tours and Thundering Waterfalls