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Festival Launches Twice-daily Bus Service Between Toronto and Stratford

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The Stratford Festival has announced that it will offer twice-daily private bus service between Toronto and Stratford for the 2013 season. At just $10 each way, it's about the price of a taxi in Toronto.

“We want to make it as easy and affordable as possible for people to get to Stratford,” Executive Director designate Anita Gaffney said in a press release. “We've seen a growing demand for transportation from Toronto, especially as train and bus service has declined over the past two decades, so we've decided to step in to fill the gap.”  

Called Stratford Direct—an expansion of the Saturday bus service launched in 1999—the new service offers many improvements:

From May 27 to September 29, on performance days only, buses will leave Toronto at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and depart Stratford at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

From May 1–25 and October 1–20, there will be one trip daily, on performance days only, with buses leaving Toronto at 10 a.m. and departing Stratford at 5 p.m.

Seats can be reserved through the box office at 1-800-567-1600 or online at

Some exceptions to the twice-daily service will apply on occasions when just one performance is running. If only a matinee is scheduled, the afternoon bus will run; on nonmatinee days, the evening bus will run. Details are available through the box office and are noted on the performance calendar.

Stratford Direct is sponsored by The Peter Cundill Foundation.

The box office for the 2013 season opens to members on November 11 and to the general public on January 5.

November 7, 2012

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