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Stratford Chocolate Trail


The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.   You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.

Purchase your trail vouchers at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street; Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street; MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street; and Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street.

Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round.

When: Open Mon. to Fri.
from Jul. 31st to Dec. 22nd, 2020
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926

Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Pork Steam Bun

A tantalizing Asian inspired meal kit featuring Pork Steam Buns, to finish at home with Chef instructor Eli Silverthorne!

Adapted from our Open Kitchen Master Class series, Chef Eli will guide you through this curated, Asian inspired menu. You'll learn how Chef Eli cures and smokes fish and then rolls it into sushi. You'll make a classic restaurant style pork steam bun at home – steamer optional! - with SCS fermented kimchi and cucumbers that you quick pickle yourself! Lastly, we'll introduce you to the tantalizing flavour of yuzu, paired with a refreshing citrus panna cotta to round out the meal. Bon Appetit!

PORK STEAM BUN MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured and prepped components for the following three course meal:

Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll (1/2 roll per kit), plus Seaweed Salad & Soy Pearls

Pork Belly Steam Buns (2 per kit)

Quick Pickled Cucumbers

SCS fermented Kimchi

Carrot & Cilantro Slaw, with Roasted Peanuts

Citrus Lemongrass Panna Cotta with Yuzu syrup & Citrus


Slice sushi – serve with salad and soy pearls

Steam bun, reheat roast pork

Quick salt cukes, plate bun

Dress slaw; garnish with peanuts & herbs

Garnish Panna Cotta with Yuzu syrup & citrus segments

Menu Add-ons available:

Additional Steam Bun (1) $5 each

Additional Smoked Salmon Sushi 1/2 Roll $8 each

PLACE YOUR ORDER by 12 noon Wednesday, August 12 for PICK UP Friday, August 14 between 4 - 6pm

When:  Friday Aug. 14th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $36 per person ($34.28 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack

We may still be closed but we’re still here for you with something brand new for Adult Summer Reading!  Check out the reading challenges on Beanstack, our new app!  Starting July 1st, get inspired by nature, learn reflection and introspection skills, or just unplug and be a kid for a day… or two. Pre-register for the August challenges that will have you facing your fears and examining your perceptions.  It’s all new, it’s all online, and it’s all summer long at SPL!  Head to https://stratford.library.on.ca/beanstackhow to learn more and sign on!


When: Open Daily from Jun. 23rd to Aug. 31st, 2020
Where: Stratford Public library website
Contact: 519-271-0220