Located in Southern West Ontario, London is Canada’s tenth largest city with a population
of 366,000 people and an area of around 162 square miles.
The city is a hub for healthcare and education and is home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, as well as a number of hospitals. London has a booming economy which centres on education, research, information technology and insurance.
Many business headquarters are located in London, which creates jobs in various industries and supports a thriving economy.
Its artistic roots run deep too, and the city hosts a number of arts and music festivals throughout the year, which are integral to the tourism industry.
London has a strong British influence, with many spaces in the city named after British towns and attractions.
You’ll find the River Thames, Piccadilly and Oxford, as well as Covent Garden Market, a popular indoor market where you can buy fresh produce, cheese, meat, and artisanal products.
Due to the various changes in elevation across the city and its positioning in relation to Lake Huron, London has a humid continental climate and experiences strong seasonal contrasts. The winters are cold, with temperatures averaging around 8 °C, while in summer temperatures hit mid to high 20’s. The summer climate is fairly hot and humid, and the city is prone to thunderstorms and strong winds from the nearby lakes.
Real estate is affordable compared to other major cities, and there are properties to suit all budgets and preferences.
Although a bustling metropolis, London also has a pleasant and friendly vibe, making it a great city for both professionals and families alike.