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2001 population: 336,539
(Source: Statistics Canada)
London is a city in Middlesex County, in the province of Ontario. It is on the Thames River.
One tradition says the community was named for London, England.
Former and merged community names include:
· New London
The pleasure steamboat, the Victoria, sank while traveling the Thames River in 1881, killing 182 people.
Filming location for 1996 movie, "Phenomenon" and 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"
Well-known residents have included:
· Frederick Banting, doctor who discovered insulin
· Hume Cronyn, actor
· Kate Nelligan, actress
· Guy Lombardo, bandleader
· Jack Warner, founder of Warner Brothers
Local festivals include:
· Balloon Festival - Aug. 3-7, 2007
· Home County Folk Festival - July 20-22, 2007
· Western Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
· Fiesta del Sol - Aug. 24-26, 2007
· Dragon Boat Race Festival - Aug. 18, 2007
· Bluesfest - July 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check London web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: London Pro Musica, Orchestra London
Historic sites and museums: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London Museum of Archaeology, Museum London, Eldon House, London Regional Children's Museum, Banting House National Historic Site, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Secrets of Radar Museum
Colleges and universities: Brescia University College, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, University of Western Ontario