Long known as a prominent university town, London has seen tremendous growth in recent years as its economy has diversified and it receives more and more residents relocating from the GTA.
Downtown London is a pedestrian-friendly district nestled on the eastern banks of the Thames River. Centered on the vibrant shopping & dining district of Richmond Street, the city’s downtown core is the social & recreational hub for local residents. Heading north along Richmond, a series of historic and upscale neighborhoods line either side of the street, after which point lies the University of Western Ontario. Surrounding Western are residential and commercial areas catering to the student population, as well as the CF Masonville Place shopping centre. To the east lies Fanshawe College, while the northern, western and southern parts of the city are dominated by peaceful neighborhoods featuring a mix of old and new-build homes.
Transportation in London
The London Transit Commission operates local bus service throughout the city, with several major transit hubs located throughout the city. VIA Rail provides multiple rail connections to the Greater Toronto Area, with at least three trains offering direct service every day. One-seat trail rides are also available to Windsor, Stratford and the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Drivers can take advantage of Highway 401, Highway 402 and Highway 403 all running through the city, while London International Airport offers nonstop flights to a variety of Canadian and U.S. destinations.