Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Artistic Welding

Event Date: Jul. 15th until Jul. 19th, 2019
Check our Full Event Calendar for specific dates and times.

Event Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Host: Off The Wall

Contact: Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor


Artistic Welding


JULY 15 - 19, 2019 - Artistic Welding Session 1 closed
JULY 22 - 26, 2019 - Artistic Welding Session 2 closed
AUGUST 19 - 23, 2019 - Artistic Welding Session 3 closed


In this intensive, one-week course, discover the excitement and satisfaction of crafting in metal with artist instructor, Frank Holte. Explore how to manipulate steel by bending, welding and texturing it to give life to your creative expression.

In this course participants will learn and expand skills used in building stage sets and props:

  • Train in the safe and effective use of power tools and equipment,

  • Explore the metal-working basics:  welding, cutting, grinding, shaping and fitting,

  • Practise and get creative with MIG welding. 

  • Discover Oxy-Acetylene gas brazing techniques,

  • Learn how to shape and hammer metal including using jigs and applying heat.

Cost: Sorry, this event is sold out.
$550/Per person (includes materials)

Location: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street, Stratford


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