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The City of Canton
Comprehensive Plan

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Stark County Courthouse in Downtown Canton

Welcome to Canton!

Located in northeastern Ohio, the City of Canton provides its residents with many benefits of big-city living while maintaining its charm as a medium-sized Midwestern town. Canton is home to many well-known national landmarks like the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, the William McKinley Presidential Library/National Monument, and the National First Ladies Library and Research Center.

In addition to being the birthplace of American professional football and many important figures in our nation's history, Canton is also home to a vibrant arts community. The Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Ballet, and Canton Museum of Art give residents a place to experience art and culture from around the world, and our growing local artists' community is quickly becoming well-known as a dynamic presence in the region.

World-class hospitals and five area universities provide excellent care and an enriching learning environment while the serenity of our public parks and nature preservations allow Cantonians time away from the hustle and bustle of city living. With the cost of real estate estimated at less than half of the national average, Canton is as affordable as it is enjoyable.

Whether looking for a place to call home, a place to locate your business, or simply a place to visit for the weekend, we welcome you to Canton! 


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PHOTO: Captain Rick Sacco, Captain Ray Friedmann, Chief Tom Garra, Captain Charlie Day

Canton Fire Department's Own Captain Friedmann Honored with K of C 'Blue Coat' award
Captain Ray Friedmann of the City of Canton's Fire Department awarded the Knights of Columbus 'Blue Coat' award.
By George Lazarides
Posted: Apr 2, 2017

For the past thirteen years, Canton's Knights of Columbus Council #341 has been having a Mass on St. Patrick's Day to honor the Safety Forces of Canton. This Mass honors the local Safety Forces,

This year, 2017, Captain Raymond Friedmann was truly honored to receive the prestigious "Blue Coat" award from the Knights of Columbus.

Captain Friedmann's history that helped him to receive this award is: