Known as "The Forest City," London, Ontario is home to Western University, one of the top 10 research universities in Canada, and its renowned Ivey Business School, as well as Fanshawe College (multi-sited and one of Ontario's largest), an array of international language schools, and a wide variety of elementary and secondary schools.
Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London is close to major urban and rural centres, and is within an hour's drive of the renowned Stratford Festival, and the sandy beaches and resort villages on Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The city offers a pleasant mix of metropolitan life and "university town" atmosphere.
There is always something going on in this culturally diverse city with an active nightlife ranging from live jazz, rock and classical music, to museum and art exhibits; from a Shakespearean tragedy to a comedic farce; from the latest movies, to intriguing foreign, Canadian and independent films.
With thriving neighbourhoods, housing choices for all budgets, educational facilities at all academic levels, exceptional health-care services, a children's museum, a children's festival and many other family-oriented activities, London is a great place to raise a family.