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St. Thomas

St. Thomas, Ontario is a small city in southwestern Ontario, with just shy of 40,000 residents. It serves as the seat for Elgin County and is included in the London census metropolitan area. London, Ontario is only 15 minutes away, so St. Thomas is perfect for big-city employees who want a small-town lifestyle.

The majority of residential neighbourhoods in St. Thomas are made up of single-family homes, however there are a number of low- and mid-rise apartment communities available for rent.  

St. Thomas residents can take advantage of over 300 acres of parkland and playgrounds, including the Trans Canada Trail, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions. A major attraction, located on Talbot Street, is the life-sized statue of Jumbo the circus elephant, who died in St. Thomas in 1885. Fanshawe College operates a satellite campus in St. Thomas.

St. Thomas is the birthplace of many notable people, including Hollywood actress Rachel McAdams, NHL player Greg McKegg, and cookbook authors Janet & Greta Podleski.