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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
· Guy Lombardo, bandleader
· Hume Cronyn, actor
· Jack Warner, founder of Warner Brothers
· Kate Nelligan, actress
Local festivals include:
· Bluesfest - July 13-15, 2007
· Western Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
· Balloon Festival - Aug. 3-7, 2007
· Fiesta del Sol - Aug. 24-26, 2007
· Home County Folk Festival - July 20-22, 2007
· Dragon Boat Race Festival - Aug. 18, 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, Eldon House, London Museum of Archaeology, London Regional Children's Museum, Museum London, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Secrets of Radar Museum, Banting House National Historic Site
Colleges and universities: Brescia University College, University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology