There are many things to love about London! Enjoy the city life in the heart of southwestern Ontario. It has the second fastest-growing population of all Canadian cities. There are over 550,000 residents in London and the surrounding area. It is a growing city with a local community spirit. You will find all the amenities you need, including a network of hospitals, a world’s top one percent University – Western University, an outstanding community college – Fanshawe College, recreation facilities, arts & cultural facilities, etc.
London has a strong community focus with an appreciation for inclusion and diversity. Over 20 percent of London’s population was born outside of Canada, and 11 percent of the population are visible minorities.
Opportunity is abundant in this growing city! London is a hub for higher education, medical research, technology, and manufacturing. Its location within southwestern Ontario makes it a key supply chain and transportation hub for the province. The strength of the manufacturing sector, rich agricultural lands and the proximity to the United States border make it an important economic region.
Fun Fact: Both The Notebook stars Ryan Gosling, and Rachael McAdams were born in London!
London is situated on the main highway in Ontario, Highway 401, also known as the King’s Highway 401 or colloquially referred to as “the four-oh-one.” Highway 401 stretches from Windsor to the west and passes directly through Toronto and all the way to the Ontario-Quebec border. London is also around an hour’s drive from the US-Canada border. London is on the Via Rail route, Canada’s railway service, connected to eight provinces in Canada.
The London Transit Commission (LTC) offers accessible bus services that connect you to all of the city’s main areas. LTC accommodates people with disabilities, including paratransit services for those with special needs. Licensed taxi companies and Uber are also readily available. The city is currently planning a rapid transit system.
Walking and cycling are accessible, given the city’s layout. There are extensive bike routes, including on-street, off-street, and multi-use pathways.
Go Transit offers daily transportation to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The London International Airport offers domestic and international flights.
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