Opened in May 1891, Stratford General Hospital was the first for the city of Stratford, Ontario. Designed by renowned architect George F. Durand in the High Victorian Queen Anne Style it is an imposing, picturesque sight even to this day.
Avon Crest, as it became known, what part of the push across the country in the 19th century to build lay general hospitals in Canada’s growing cities. Few of these buildings now survive.
Avon Crest is one of Stratford’s most important architectural and historical landmarks, one that deserves to be preserved for generations to come.