Our City

Known as The Forest City, London is naturally beautiful, culturally vibrant, family-friendly, academically rich and the hub of Southwestern Ontario. 

Naturally beautiful

London offers a pleasant mix of metropolitan life and 'university town' atmosphere. The city boasts many historical sites, and beautiful parks line the Thames River, with walking, biking and in-line-skating paths.

Culturally vibrant

There is always something going on in this culturally diverse city with an active nightlife from live jazz, rock and classical music to museum and art exhibits as well Shakespearean tragedy or comedic farce, and the latest movies, intriguing foreign, Canadian or independent films.


With thriving neighbourhoods, housing choices for all budgets, educational facilities at all academic levels, exceptional health care services, a children's museum, a children's festival and many other family-oriented activities, London is a great place to raise a family.

Academically rich

London is home to Western University (one of the top 10 research universities in Canada) and its renowned Ivey Business School, as well as Fanshawe College (multi-sited and one of Ontario's largest colleges), an array of international language schools, and a wide variety of elementary and secondary schools.

The hub of Southwestern Ontario

Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London is close to major urban and rural centres, and is within an hour's drive of the renowned Stratford Festival, and the sandy beaches and resort villages on Lake Huron and Lake Erie.

For more information, visit the London Economic Development Corporation website.