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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, "A Time to Kill" and 1996 movie, "Phenomenon"
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:
· Bluesfest - July 13-15, 2007
· 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
Dates often change. Check London web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Orchestra London, London Pro Musica
Historic sites and museums: London Regional Children's Museum, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London Museum of Archaeology, Museum London, Eldon House, Banting House National Historic Site, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Secrets of Radar Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Western Ontario, Brescia University College, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology