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About London and Area

London is a vibrant city in southwestern Ontario, about halfway between Toronto and Detroit, and is the sixth largest city in Ontario.

  • About 494, 069 people lived in London in 2016.
  • The city is home to 6 universities and colleges including Fanshawe College and Western University.

London is nicknamed "The Forest City" because of its many trees and parks. The top tourist attractions in London include, Springbank Park, Eldon House, Museum London, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Banting House, London Regional Children’s Museum, Museum of Ontario Archaeology, The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, and the Jet Aircraft Museum.

The universities and colleges are a big part of London's diverse economy, but there are a number of other major employment sectors as well. These include manufacturing, healthcare, digital creative and food processing.