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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! 




Canton Ohio Merchandise - Click here For information on the upcoming Parks and Recreation Levy (Issue 5) please visit the Parks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Canton-OH-Parks-and-Recreation-Levy-942295742476103.




Recent news from Canton

BY: Richie Harper

CANTON, Ohio – Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei, the Canton Parks Commission, and the Canton Tree Commission are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Arbor Day Celebration will be held on April 29, 2016.  In concert with the event, the Canton Tree Commission will be sponsoring a photography contest open to all citizens of Canton. The theme of the contest is “Trees are Artists Too”.

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 29, 2016. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be featured during the May 2016 First Friday event at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography in Downtown Canton.

Entry details and a submission form are attached to this release. Entries must be received by mail or dropped off to the City of Canton Engineering Department, located at 2436 30th Street NE; Canton, OH 44705 no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Sponsors to the event include Canton Parks and Recreation, the Canton Tree Commission, The City of Canton, Community Building Partnership of Stark County Inc., and ArtsinStark.

Residents are encouraged to start taking photos now!


WHO: Canton Tree Commission

WHAT: Canton City’s Third Annual Arbor Day Celebration & “Trees are Artists Too” Photo Contest

WHEN: Photography Deadline: March 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Arbor Day Celebration: Friday, April 29, 2016

WHY: To promote parks, trees and their care as well as to highlight the beauty and artistry of trees in the City of Canton, and to bring the community together in celebration of Arbor Day and to establish an annual event within the city.






Winter/Spring Program Guide
By Matthew McCallum
Posted: Dec 29, 2015

From Fitness Classes, a Father Daughter dance, Superhero Training for kids, to a Adult Easter Egg Hunt, our winter/spring program guide has it all! Please click here to view our new program guide. Early registrations are always welcome!

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