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Province: Ontario

Population: 500,000

Climate: Humid Continental, with cold winters and warm summers. 

Overview: Nestled in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London offers big city amenities with a community touch. The city is situated midway between Detroit and Toronto and is currently the 11th largest city in Canada.

London is home to globally recognized higher education institutes like Western University and its affiliate colleges, which offer unparalleled learning experiences. Known for its case method of learning, Ivey Business School at Western is ranked among the top 100 business schools. More than 17,000 full-time students are enrolled at Fanshawe College, and 88% of graduates report finding employment soon after graduation.

Housing prices in are significantly lower in London than comparable regions in Ontario, with the average price of a home being $286,994. Choose heritage-rich, Victorian-era homes in historical, award-winning neighbourhoods like Wortley Village, or select leading-edge integration of architectural styling and energy efficiency in one of London's many carefully planned communities. 

London offers a wide variety of places and programs to fit all your recreational and entertainment interests and needs. In choosing London, you’ve chosen to live in southwestern Ontario’s Forest City — take a walk down our tree-lined streets, visit one of our many pristine parks or explore several walking and biking trails. From ski slopes and cycling velodromes to a world-class performance venue to community theatres — London will keep you enticed year-round.

Transport: London’s location along the NAFTA superhighway is an important consideration for industrial investment in the region and a big factor in the growth of local business. The 400-series highways carry $1.5 billion in trade every day and provide London access to more than 150 million consumers within a one-day drive. For those looking for activities further afield, London’s international airport, train and bus stations provide quick access for weekend trips, travel, business and leisure.

Economy: London has a diverse business community with a well-balanced economy that embraces strengths in health care, food and beverage processing, education, manufacturing, information technology and business services. Industry sector leaders including 3M, McCormick Canada, Trojan Technologies, TSC Stores, Starlim North America, London Life, Libro Financial, and STIHL all have their Canadian headquarters in London.

For more information about London, visit www.ledc.com.