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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 Credit: Canton Tree Commission, John Stone

PHOTO: 'Tree-Mend-Us' Music by Michael George and Friends

City of Canton to Celebrate Arbor Day on April 27, 2018
'Tree-Mend-Us' Arbor Day Photography Contest, Sponsored by Standard Printing
By Kris Griffith
Posted: Apr 13, 2018

Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei, the Canton Parks Commission, and the Canton Tree Commission are excited to announce the 5th Annual Arbor Day Celebration to be held on April 27, 2018. In connection with the Arbor Day Celebration, the Canton Tree Commission will be sponsoring a photography contest open to all residents of Stark County. This year's theme is "Tree-Mend-Us".

The contest hopes to raise awareness of trees and their beauty in all seasons. Participants are encouraged to explore the artistry of trees and submit their photography entries to …

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