Woodstock is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
The city has a population of 37,754 according to the 2011 Canadian census.
It is also a market city for the surrounding agricultural industry. The city plays host to a number of cultural and artistic exhibits, including the Woodstock Museum, a national historic site.
Woodstock's summer festivals contribute to its tourism industry; however, its economic activity is centred on the manufacturing centre, the city being home to a large number of auto-manufacturing factories.
The city's west end has exceptionally well-preserved Victorian streetscapes; most notable of these streets is Vansittart Avenue, named after Admiral Henry Vansittart, one of the city's first settlers.
Woodstock has a large community centre with a rink capable of accommodating 2,500 spectators for hockey games.
Woodstock was first settled by European-colonists and United Empire Loyalists in 1800, starting with Zacharias Burtch and Levi Luddington, and was incorporated as a town in 1851.
Since then, Woodstock has maintained steady growth, and is now one of the largest cities in Southwestern Ontario.As a small historic city, Woodstock is one of the few cities in Ontario to still have all of its original administration buildings.The city has developed a strong economic focus towards manufacturing and tourism.The centre also has a large banquet hall and atrium which play host to a large number of social gatherings for the community.The community was first settled in 1800 after it was determined by Sir John Graves Simcoe, governor of what was then known as Upper Canada, that the area would make a good townsite. Paul's) in a new area of Oxford that was known as the "Town Plot".The early settlers were generally American immigrants from New York state, such as Levi Burtch and Dr. Increased immigration from Great Britain followed in the 1820s and 1830s, including the half pay officers Henry Vansittart and Andrew Drew. The men would later quarrel, which would lead to the construction of a second church known as "New St. In 1836 there were 200 people living in Woodstock, and by 1844 the population had grown to almost 1,000 inhabitants and nearly 200 homes.