Queens Park Drive
Queens Park Drive is named in honour of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria 1882. Portrait by Alexander Bassano.
Queens Park Drive refers to the section of roadway known unofficially as Snake Hill, from the eastern section of Richard Monette Way to Lakeside Drive.
When the Stratford Festival pitched its tent on the brow of Queens Park hill in 1953, Tom Patterson (see Delamere Avenue) acknowledged his debt to the far-sighted founders of the park system (see Lakeside Drive).
Queen Victoria would have been pleased, as well; she liked to go to the theatre. Source: Streets of Stratford, 2004.
Note: Queens Park Drive included the loop in Upper Queens Park until 2021, when that oval was renamed Richard Monette Way (see Richard Monette Way) to honour the man who, from 1994 to 2007 was the artistic director of the Stratford Festival.
Upper Queens Park Drone Photo by Al Hamberg