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    Stratford Public Utility Commission

    187 Erie Street, Stratford , ON.
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    constructed: 1959

    Located at the edge of the city center on one of Stratford’s main streets, the Public Utility Commission features hallmarks of the period: a playful geometric composition, generous public spaces, abundant glazing, dramatic cantilevers, and modern materials such as terrazzo and glass block.

    The Public Utility Commission was completed shortly after Stratford’s best-known building of the post-war era, the Massey gold medal-winning Festival Theatre (Rounthwaite and Fairfield).

    Its landscaped front lawn, modest height and buff brick make the Public Utility Commission a compatible, mid-century modern building within Stratford’s 19th century historic center.

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