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.)
The story began in the summer of 1993, when the parents of the two founders Glen and Alex Smyth, along with aunt and uncle, finished building a house on their newly purchased farmer's field in Wellesley, Ontario. They then planted a crabapple tree in their front yard to celebrate the milestone.
The Year 2013
In 2013, Glen called Monforte, a local restaurant in Stratford to see if they would be interested in buying some Crabapple jam. Monforte gladly bought everything that one crabapple tree could produce, sparking the idea which created Appleflats. The first commercial harvest occurred in August of 2016 and the business began in earnest.
Today, thousands of people enjoy Appleflats crabapple products. All of our crabapples are still hand-picked and never sprayed with pesticides of herbicides. We are proud to produce natural products made with simple ingredients and without artificial colours or sweeteners.
Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!
“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”
- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler