Moving to London, Ontario

Jun 14, 2015

Named after its British counterpart, London, Ontario is a thriving and unique city! The Thames River lies at the heart of The Forest City and offers a beautiful backdrop to a sprawling urban metropolis. If you’ve chosen this beautiful city as your new home, here’s the scoop on moving to London.

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Moving In

According to the 2011 Canadian Census, London is the 15th most populated city, so a mid-size moving truck would be easily navigable through city streets and suburbs.

There are many neighborhoods to choose from. Finding the one that suits you should be a cinch!

  • North London is encircled by the Thames River to the north and west and is one of the most prestigious areas, featuring character-laden homes and historic sites.
  • Downtown London is a major hub for college students attending the University of Western Ontario (Canada’s Most Beautiful campus) and is host to many summer festivals and events.
  • East London is known for its heritage and is in a stage of major revitalization. It’s a fantastic place for artists and young families.
  • South London is home to Wortley Village, which was named “Canada’s Best Neighborhood” by the Canadian Institute of Planners.


Spring and fall are ideal times to move as the seasons are in full bloom and vibrant colors surround the city with temperatures averaging 10°C (50°F).

The winter can take some time to get accustomed to, especially if you’re moving from hotter climates. The average winter temperature is -6°C (21°F).

Summers are warm and humid, with an average of 20°C (68°F).

Jobs and Education

Medical research, insurance, manufacturing, and information technology are London’s top economic influencers.

In addition to the University of Western Ontario, London is home to Fanshawe College.

Do you have any moving tips for new Londoners? Let us know in the comments below!


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