First general store
John Daly Portrait
Worsley Street was part of a plan laid out by John Corry Wilson Daly (see Daly Avenue) in 1872. Daly came to Stratford in 1832 and built the first permanent dwelling in 1833 on the site of the present courthouse. As the appointed Canadian land agent at Stratford he became an influential citizen. He was often called "a fussy little potentate," but he ruled affairs in the village.
Worsley Street was named by Daly for George Worsley, who was either a relative or close friend of Daly.