St. Thomas is a Canadian city in the province of Ontario.
It has a population of over 37,000 people and is south of the city of London.
It covers an area of 35.75 square kilometers.
Named after Thomas Talbot, St. Thomas has a rich history behind it.
The first medical school in Upper Canada was established here in 1824.
Land: 35.52 km2
There are many advantages to doing business in St. Thomas. There is access to air travel and railways as well as Highway 401. The city also has a low unemployment rate and is well situated so that people outside of the city are able to commute and work in St. Thomas.
One industry that is importantto St. Thomas is agriculture. The city experiences a very long growing season compared to other areas in the country. One of the largest industries is manufacturing. This industry did take a hit a few years ago, but St. Thomas has been actively working to put everything back together andcompanies like Formet Industries,Calco Metal Manufacturing andothers have their businesses in the city.
Parks and conservation areas are abundant in St. Thomas. Pinafore Park, Waterworks Park and Dalewood Conservation Area are a few of the attractions that are in the city. Breweries and wineries can also be found in St. Thomas. Railway City Brewery provides handcrafted beer. The beer is created locally and brings a little bit of the city to your taste buds.
The history behind the city allows for many different places to celebrate and remember how St. Thomas came to be what it is today. The Elgin County Railway Museum is a museum that documents the history of the railways in St. Thomas. The city also pays homage to Jumbo the circus elephant with a life-size statue to remember his passing in 1885 - it was killed here when charging a Grand Trunk Railways train.
Airdrie is made up of several important communities, for example Bayside, Woodside, King’s Heights and Coopers Crossing.
The southern area of St. Thomas is filled with housing and a few parks. The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is located in this area as well.Pinafore Park is located right near the hospital. There are a few schools scattered in the area and the Elgin Mall is located here also.
The northern area of St. Thomas is home to somediverse parks, most notably Waterworks Park. Many manufacturing companies have their businesses in this part of the city. Retail is present here, but not as plentifully as in the southern area of the city. This area also tends to be a little more spacious than the southern area.
The central area of St. Thomas is filled with dining options, retail and other attractions. Amenities are plentiful and close by. Restaurants and services line Talbot Street and big box stores can also be found in this area. This district is a great place to spend a night out.
In the northern area of the city you’ll find condominiums, detached homes, duplexes,
single-family homes and vacant land. The homes in this area are generally affordable and many have attached garages. Many properties include yards in a wide range of sizes.
The central area has single-family homes and commercial space. Homes in the central area are typically affordable and most have yards. The commercial properties in this area can include office or retail space.
The southern area has single-family homes and vacant land. Some homes here have attached garages and many properties have yards. The homes are affordable and vary in size. There is also vacant land in the area that has potential to be developed.
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The table above is based on data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available). Median prices are based on data from www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca.
The London District Catholic School Board has 3 Catholic schools and Thames Valley District School Board has 5 public schools in the city. This gives students a variety of choices of where they can attend school. The city also has a few private schools within its limits.
Fanshawe College is the post-secondary school in the city, and there are other options located nearby as well. London is a short distance from St. Thomas and offers plenty of options for post-secondary education. Huron University College and Ivey Business School are just two of the many institutions near St. Thomas.