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London’s history dates back to 1793 when it was suggested by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe as the site for the capital of Upper Canada. The Old World influence is still strong, with many landmarks still maintaining the historical names of London, England, such as Hyde Park, Pall Mall and Victoria Park. The Court House, built in 1831, was fashioned after Malahide Castle in Ireland. In 1878 it was enlarged and a third tower added.
London was incorporated to town status in 1840. Following fires in 1844 and 1845 the town was rebuilt and the population grew to 4,584. In 1855 London achieved city status with the first mayor being Murray Anderson. Huron College was established in 1863 and the University of Western Ontario was established in 1878.
London dominates the Western Ontario region as the centre of commerce, industry and finance. It is the market centre for the prosperous surrounding agricultural community - one of the richest agricultural areas in Canada - for more than 100 years, a factor of great significance to its continuous growth.
London’s importance as a financial centre is due primarily to its well-known and long established Canadian firms in the trust, securities and insurance fields. It has always had a well-balanced manufacturing industrial base, with widely diversified industries that broadened the economic base of the whole community.
The City of London is located along Highway #401 - the MacDonald Cartier Freeway, with Highways #402, 2, 4 and 7 also accessing the city. London is approximately 190 km west of Toronto and approximately 193 km northeast of Detroit, Michigan. The Thames River flows through the city.
The population of London numbers approximately 352,395.
For more information about London:
City of London
300 Dufferin Ave., PO Box 5035,
London, ON N6A 4L9
For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:
Thames Valley District School Board
Conseil Scolaire Public de District du Centre-Sud (58)
For information about Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:
London District Catholic School Board
Additional educational institutes:
University of Western Ontario
London has an average July temperature of 20.5°C and an average January temperature of -6.3°C. The average annual precipitation is 987 mm.
For daily or historical weather conditions, visit: www.theweathernetwork.com
One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper:
The London Free Press
St. Joseph's Health Centre
London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital Campus
Motor Vehicle & Driver Licencing
Driver and Vehicle Licence Office
For more transportation information, visit:
Parks and Recreation
London Public Library
For information about upcoming events in London, visit:
Parks and Recreation
Fanshawe Pioneer Village
John Labatt Centre
London Regional Children's Museum
To find a grocery store in the London area, visit:
Covent Garden Market
Indo-Asian Groceries & Spices
White Oaks Mall
Westmount Shopping Center
Parks to Visit
This information has been compiled from various sources. In our effort to provide you with accurate information, we have used the most current reference material available to us and we hope you find this helpful. If you have any comments about this service, or if we can be of further assistance, please contact Minute Men Moving & Storage at 1-888-708-7700. We can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.