The most affordable houses proliferate in the east and south end.
- If you enjoy road trips, London is perfect for you. Situated in the middle of Toronto and Detroit, you just have to worry about choosing which metropolis (or country!) to explore each weekend!
- Compared to other metropolitan areas in Canada, London has one of the lowest unemployment rates.
- Basement apartments and detached homes are the most common rental properties in London.
- London’s cost of living is 13% cheaper than Toronto's.
As of 2017, there were 404,699 people in London. The median age is around 39, a male/female ratio of 1.1:1, with 67% of residents married and 41% being families with children. Around 90% of the London population speak English only, and only 0.1% speak French only. 5% of the population is South Asian, 3% Chinese, 2.9% Black, 2% Arab, 1.8% Latin American. The remaining population is white.
Not Just Another City
It might be called “the other London,” but don’t let its moniker fool you. The thriving city of London, Ontario
is definitely not just another city. This world-class education and healthcare hub’s top-ranking institutions such as Western University and Children’s Hospital have earned the city its limelight.
On top of that, the city boasts of rich culture as evidenced by its wide array of museums, historic sites, and heritage conservation districts. London offers events and activities throughout the year that will never bore you. Bask in great music, arts and food at Sunfest, Canada’s leading summer jazz festival.
During winter, let your eyes twinkle with delight at the sight of Victoria Park’s festive Christmas lights or hit the skating rink at Covent Garden Market. Nature lovers will also fall for London’s numerous parks and breathtaking scenery surrounding the Thames River. And those who often get bitten by the travel bug will love London’s convenient proximity to the U.S. border. If you are looking for your next home, lots of opportunities await you in London.
Where is London, Ontario?
Located in the Quebec-Windsor corridor of Southwest Ontario, London is a city that has big-town features but a small-town feel. It has a busy downtown but plenty of quiet parks and an abundance of nature.
The business opportunity is plentiful, the community is diverse, and the community is expanding. Average home prices are around half of what a buyer can expect in bigger cities like Toronto and Ottawa.
London boasts the impressive Victoria Park, a beautiful 7.3-hectare park where there are many annual events, and the unique activity squirrel fishing, as a large population of Eastern Grey squirrels lives in the park.
Nearby Cities and Driving Distance
Sarnia - 100 km away
Kitchener - 106 km away Waterloo - 108 km away Chatham-Kent - 115 km away Guelph - 117 km away
Hamilton - 125 km away Mississauga - 171 km away Windsor - 191 km away
Toronto - 192 km away
Detroit (U.S.) - 194 km away
Demographics of London, Ontario
(as of July 2019)
Statistics Canada reported that London’s population grew by 2.4 percent in 2018. Most of its citizens fall between 15 to 64 years old. The average household size is 2.4 with a median total household income of $64,743. According to a 2017 CBC article, 1 out of 5 Londoners are immigrants.
Avg. Household Size - 2.4
Median Total Income of Households - $64,743
Bachelor's Degree - 11%
Master's Degree - 3%
Doctorate - 0.8%
Never Married - 22%
Married or Living Common Law - 42%
Separated - 3%
Divorced - 5%
Widowed - 4%
Knowledge of Official Languages
English only - 77%
English and French - 6%
Neither English nor French - 1%
European - 65%
Asian - 11%
African - 2%
North American Aboriginal - 3%
Oceanic - 0.1%
Other North American - 25%
Caribbean - 1%
Latin, Central and South American - 2%
Trivia about London, Ontario
- Also dubbed as “Forest City”, London used to be a thick forest that Governor Simcoe envisioned to be a prosperous city intersected by the Thames River.
- From Piccadilly Street to Covent Garden Market to Thames River, London exudes a huge British vibe thanks as well to its numerous European immigrants. The influence can also be observed in the architecture throughout the city.
- London gave birth to world-famous Hollywood celebrities such as Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and pop culture sensation, Justin Bieber.
Public Transportation in London, Ontario
The Waterloo Region offers public transportation via land, railway or air.
The London Transit Commission provides an extensive bus network that will help passengers get around London. To commute outside the city, the public can take a Greyhound bus, a VIA Rail train, or fly via different airlines that depart from the London International Airport.