Mornington Rose Bed & Breakfast
240 Mornington Street, Stratford, N5A 5G5, Canada
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Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain
This small fountain – which was not operational when I visited Stratford – was built to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee. That’s Queen Victoria, not Elizabeth II. It’s an interesting and cute fountain, one that will likely catch your eye as you amble down Ontario Street. There’s also a small description of the fountain and the event, for those who like to bone up on local history.
An hour northeast of London is Stratford. We went on a day trip to Stratford - primarily to see a play, but also to explore the area a bit.
What can we say about Stratford? Of course, the play's the thing (I apologize for the lousy Hamlet quote). The Stratford Festival includes four theatres - of different sizes, but working together in a repertory company. The playbill emphasizes Shakespeare, but other plays are shown as well, in fact the play we saw is called Trojan Women (according to Wikipedia, this play was written in 415 BC by the Greek playwright Euripides). My son had enjoyed Hamlet a couple of weeks earlier.
But Stratford has other attractions. All these theatre-goers have to eat, so there are many restaurants, and in fact a world-renown cooking school. The river that flows through the downtown is the Avon River (a tributary of the Thames), and one can wander around Lake Victoria - created by damning the Avon River in the middle of Stratford - enjoying the grounds and gardens.
Stratford, located by the Avon River, is Ontario's Shakespheare central. If Torontonians want to watch the bard's masterpieces live, they would definitely select Stratford as their first choice.
Eric Mccormack, a Torontonian & former actor at Stratford, now stars on the NBC comedy Will & Grace.