Tavistock was founded in 1848 by Capt. Henry Eckstein on the boundary between Oxford and Perth Counties. It served as a gathering place for agricultural workers and soon became equipped with taverns, flour mills, blacksmith shops, general stores and small tradesmen. Today residents and visitors alike can enjoy delicious food, beautiful trails, and slowing down a bit to enjoy the beauty of rural life. But still be only 25 minutes from Kitchener, Waterloo and only 10 minutes to New Hamburg and Stratford.
Tavistock hosts your usual places like Tom Hortons, IDA Drug store, Subway Subs, Tito’s Pizza, New Orleans Pizza, Sam’s Valu-Mart, Home Hardware and LCBO. Also highly rated landmark restaurants like Quels Restaurant and D & D Homestyle Cuisine and Cafe.
The Tavistock and District Recreation Centre hosts many hockey tournaments and the World Crokinole Championship.
Major Employers are Saputo Cheese, Yantzi’s Feed and Seed Company and PeopleCare 100 bed long term care home.