Woodstock, Ontario wikipedia
Many students and Woodstock residents love renting in Canada’s Dairy Capital, because it’s home to summer festivals, rich history, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. Just north of the Thames River and 128km west of Toronto is Woodstock, Ontario. This city’s 40,000 residents often brag about Woodstock's well-preserved Victorian streetscapes, situated in the west-end of the city.
Recreation, Arts and Culture in Woodstock, Ontario
Find affordable apartments for rent in Woodstock, near some of the city’s most exciting recreation, arts and culture options. Some of the most exciting things to do in Woodstock include:
• Southside Park – this public park space offers 60 acres of fun. Visitors have numerous activities to choose from, including lighted baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, picnic shelters, a concession building, washrooms, an outdoor sand volleyball court, a playground and more. Southside Park is a local favourite for bringing young kids to run and play, while checking out ducks and swans on the pond.
• Woodstock Art Gallery – Woodstock Art Gallery (WAG) is a newly renovated space, spread across three floors in the heart of downtown Woodstock. WAG’s permanent collection features more than 1000 works of art, representing local, regional and national artists. Oxford County’s largest municipal public gallery is the perfect place to scope out works by emerging and established artists, find unique local items and enjoy monthly film screenings.
• One-of-a-Kind Antique Mall – Calling all collectors, history enthusiasts and casual browsers, if treasures are what you seek, you won’t have to look too hard at the One-of-a-Kind Antique Mall. Set aside an afternoon to peruse this antique mall’s assortment of antiques across numerous floors. Whether you’re looking for storied pieces, antique or refurbished items, collectibles or jewellery, this stop is worth it.
Other things to do in Woodstock include the Woodstock Museum National Historic Site, OLG Slots at Woodstock Raceway, Woodstock Farmers Market, golf courses, theatre performances, spas, bowling, the movies and more.
Post-secondary institutions in Woodstock, Ontario
There are approximately 25 post-secondary campuses situated within an 80 kilometre radius of Woodstock. Some students rent a house in Woodstock and commute to one of the post-secondary institutions nearby.
• Fanshawe College – Fanshawe College is one of the province’s largest colleges. Each year, the college serves more than half-a-million people from four campuses—London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock. Many students at the Woodstock campus find affordable, off-campus housing close to school or commute from neighbouring communities.
• Conestoga College – Established in 1967, Conestoga College connects students with life and learning. Each year, more than 11,000 full-time and 30,000 part-time students flock to one of Conestoga’s Southwestern Ontario campuses. Among them are Kitchener, Ingersoll, Stratford, Guelph, Waterloo, Brantford and Cambridge, all located a short drive away from Woodstock, Ontario.
• McMaster University – McMaster University’s Hamilton campus is situated about an hour’s drive away from Woodstock. The public university is ranked amongst Canada and the world’s top universities. Some students choose to live at home or rent apartments in Woodstock, while commuting for full- and part-time studies at McMaster.
• Mohawk College – Woodstock residents need only drive an hour east to Mohawk College, to receive apprenticeship, continuing education, diploma and collaborative degree education.
• Nipissing University – Many teacher candidates opt to attend Nipissing University’s Brantford campus, which is a partnered with Laurier Brantford. Students studying to become teachers may obtain a Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Society or Culture and Environment for Laurier Brantford, while achieving a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University.
• University of Guelph – Just an hour north-east of Woodstock lies the University of Guelph, home to nearly 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It consistently ranks amongst Canada’s best medium-sized universities.
• University of Waterloo – University of Waterloo has four nearby campuses for Woodstock residents to choose from—Waterloo, Cambridge, Kitchener and Stratford. The public research university has gained renown for its co-operative education (co-op) programs and consistent top ranking on the world stage.
• University of Western Ontario – Since 1878, the University of Western Ontario has served students in and around the London, Ontario region. Today, the university continues to be reputed for its academics, top scholars and Canada’s first French Immersion Program (founded in 1932).
• Wilfrid Laurier University – Wilfrid Laurier University has several campuses across the province, including Toronto, Brantford, and Kitchener. The school also has an overseas location in Chongqing, China. Named in honour of Canada’s seven prime minister, Laurier is home to some 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students.
Transportation in Woodstock, Ontario
Whether you’re renting in Woodstock or just in city for a short stay, the city is serviced by Woodstock Transit. The conventional transit system operates on a 30-minute service loop, from Monday through Saturday.