London, Ontario Canada – Home of the LUCKY Black Lottery Squirrels

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Situated at the Forks of the Thames, London, Ontario, Canada is a thriving city of over 336,000 people (2001 statistics). Also known as “The Forest City”, London is home to numerous parks such as Springbank, Gibbons, Harris and, of course Victoria Park located in the very centre of the city.
London is a truly centrally located southwestern Ontario city within a day’s drive of 150 million people. This growing city is located where the 402 joins the 401, just 2 hours from Windsor/Detroit, 2 hours from Niagara Falls/Buffalo, and 1 hour from Sarnia/Port Huron.

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London is home to one of Canada’s busiest passenger rail stations and an international airport with daily flights to several Canadian and U.S. destinations. The city is known for its first class medical facilities including three teaching hospitals and two of Canada’s largest medical research facilities. Every year, thousands of students flock to London to attend the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, or private vocational schools.

London has much to offer families and businesses that locate here. Minimal commute times, relatively low taxes and affordable housing make London an attractive choice for both living and doing business. In 2002, the City of London was named one of the three most home business-friendly communities in Canada.

The city features fine dining, an art gallery, a children’s museum, Storybook Gardens, live theatre, a convention centre, several cultural associations, and a new sports/entertainment complex which has been attracting sellout crowds since it opened in the fall of 2002. London was also chosen as the host city for the 2001 Canada Summer Games.

Throughout the city, numerous festivals and events keep Londoners and tourists alike very busy. Some of these activities include:
  • Children’s New Years Eve Celebrations
  • Covent Garden Market Harvest Festival
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Eldon House Strawberry Garden Tea
  • Festa Italiana
  • Forest City Road Races
  • Garlic Festival of London
  • Great Canadian Celebration
  • Gus Macker 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament
  • Haunted Hay Rides
  • Holiday Home Tour
  • Labatt 24 Hour Relay
  • Lambeth Harvest Festival
  • London Airshow
  • London Country Jam
  • London Fringe Theatre Festival
  • London Pride
  • London’s International BluesFest
  • Santa Claus Parade
  • The Chinese Festival
  • UWO Homecoming
  • Victorian Christmas
  • Victorian Village Christmas
  • Vintage Baseball
  • Western Fair

Victoria Park, “in the centre of the city and on the net” and also the focus of this web site, hosts numerous events as well. Some of these include:

Countdown London
Home County Folk Festival
London Rib Fest
Sunfest
Winter Wonderland