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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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Recent news from Canton

City of Canton to Celebrate Arbor Day on April 28, 2017
Sponsors Photography Contest - "Celebrating Trees"
By Devan Weckerly
Posted: Feb 23, 2017

CANTON, Ohio — 

Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei, the Canton Parks Commission, and the Canton Tree Commission are excited to announce the 4th Annual Arbor Day Celebration to be held on April 28, 2017.  In concert with the event, the Canton Tree Commission will be sponsoring a photography contest open to all citizens of Stark County. The theme of the contest is "Celebrating Trees".

The contest hopes to raise awareness of the trees and their beauty in all seasons. Participants are encouraged to explore the artistry of trees and submit their photography entries to the Tree Commission. Entries will be exhibited and judged during the Arbor Day Celebration on April 28, 2017 …

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