London, ON is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a population of 352,395. It is halfway between Toronto and Detroit, USA. Both Toronto and Niagara Falls can be visited in a day trip from London, taking just over two hours by car.
The city is known for its first class medical facilities including three teaching hospitals and two of Canada’s largest medical research facilities. It is home to one of the country’s leading universities, Western University.
The Forest City
Also known as “The Forest City”, London is home to numerous parks such as Victoria Park, located in the centre of the city Springbank Park, Gibbons Park, and Harris Park.
The city is home to many festivals throughout the summer including the Home County Folk Festival, Sunfest, a World music and culture festival, and International Food Festival. The London Rib-Fest, where barbecue ribs are cooked and served, is the second largest barbecue rib festival in North America. Pride London Festival is one of the biggest Pride festivals in Ontario.
The city also features fine dining, Museum London, London Children’s Museum, Storybook Gardens, The Grand Theatre, London Convention Centre, and the Budweiser Gardens, home to the OHL London Knights, and hosts major concerts and events year round.
Nearby businesses include London Life Insurance, Siskinds, Labatt Breweries, TD Canada Trust, Richard Ivey School of Business and Fanshawe College.