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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.)

  • Photo of Koolen Fine Arts
  • Photo of Koolen Fine Arts
  • Photo of Koolen Fine Arts

Located at 53 Downie Street, this 1870 brick building overlooks the steps of City Hall in the Market Square section of the Downtown. We continue to serve our clients with art-related services which include art restoration and art appraisal, art brokering consignment and custom framing.

As a private art gallery with a national focus we specialise in Important Historic Canadian and European Fine Art. We house an art restoration laboratory which allows us to offer full art restoration services in the Gallery. Recently we have expanded our laboratory facilities and archival library. Besides having our restorers on premises, we restore works on paper as well as frames. We handle the art of living contemporary Canadian artists as well as managing the art of many artist's estates (including Fred Brigden, Frank Panabaker, Frederick Bell-Smith). We hold an annual Group of Seven exhibition during which we sell original works by the most famous Canadian visionaries. We sell art internationally for clients and their estates who wish to sell their important Canadian, American and European works of art. We act as brokers, finding the best time and market for their paintings in order to realise the best possible price.


Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

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