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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

Canton Parks & Recreation-Annual Report
By Matthew McCallum
Posted: Mar 30, 2016

CANTON, Ohio — 

Canton Parks and Recreation is pleased to release a copy of our 2015 Annual Report. For the first time in the history of the Canton Park Commission and Canton Joint Recreation District, the organizations are releasing a joint report in anticipation of the upcoming merge of the two entities. A report on our two community centers, the Edward "Peel" Community Center and the J. Babe Stearn Center have also been included for the first time.

We hope the report allows the community to see how their tax dollars have been spent while highlighting several notable accomplishments and initiatives from 2015. It also provides a glimpse at what is to …

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Photo Credit: Canton Tree Commission VP, John Stone

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Arbor Day Celebration
City of Canton to Celebrate Arbor Day on April 29, 2016, Sponsors Photography Contest - Trees are Artists Too
By Richie Harper
Posted: Jan 19, 2016

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 for all members of the public. The theme of the contest is "Trees are Artists Too".

The contest hopes to raise awareness of the city's trees and their beauty …

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