|Motto: Where Antique and Unique Meet|
|Elevation||374 m (1,227 ft)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code||N0B 2P0|
|Area code||519, 226|
Location of Shakespeare in Ontario
Shakespeare is a village and designated place within the municipality of Perth East in Perth County, Ontario, Canada with a population of 750 in 2006. Shakespeare is located on the Highway 7/8, just east of Stratford (named after Stratford upon Avon, England) and west of Kitchener.
Shakespeare was founded in 1832 by David Bell, and used to be known as Bell's Corner. The name changed from Bell's Corner to Shakespeare in 1852 when Alexander Mitchell suggested naming the town after his favourite playwright.
Every year Shakespeare celebrates the town community with its own holiday called Field day. Field Day is celebrated in early June on a Saturday. The event begins with the annual Fireman's Breakfast at the Shakespeare Optimist Hall, and is followed by a themed parade in the morning. Throughout the day there are fun events for children including races, games, and jumpy castles. In the evening, the town gathers for the Optimist Club Fish Fry and Dance. Shakespeare celebrated its 65th Field day in 2012.
|Stratford||New Hamburg, Kitchener|
- Statistics Canada 2006 Census
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