About London Ontario

Where is London Ontario?

The City of London is nestled in the heart of Southwestern Ontario and stands at the forks of the Thames River, just a two hour drive from Toronto, to the east, and two hours from the Windsor-Detroit border, to the west. London is one of the oldest cities in Canada and the 10th largest, with a population of over 348,000. We are a picturesque community providing a mixture of history and convenience, excitement and contentment, tradition and originality. We are one of those unexpected cities with constant surprises and delights for our visitors. Our tree-lined streets have brought distinction to the name "The Forest City". London is large enough to provide all the amenities visitors and residents desire, yet retains the friendliness of a smaller community.

The Western University is located in the north-end of the City, just 20 minutes from the London International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown London and the bus and train stations. The University provides the perfect setting and facilities for any size gathering, whether it's a group of 50 or 3,000 delegates.

Travelling to London

  • Convenient access by road, rail or air.
  • By ground... both Highway 401 and 402 are easily accessible at London's doorstep just a short distance from the heart of the City.
  • By air... Air Canada provides air service from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal directly to London. A short and direct route takes you to and from the London International Airport to the University. The London International Airport is also serviced by West Jet, Transat Holidays, Sunwing, United Airlines and Sunquest. ASV delegates can also book flights to Pearson (Toronto) Airport and Detroit Metro Airport.
  • Shuttle Bus For delegates arriving at Pearson (Toronto) or Detroit: Taking the shuttle bus from Pearson or Detroit to London, Ontario will take you to the Robert Q terminal. If you wish to be taken directly to your hotel or residence where you are staying then you must choose London (Address) and then type in the address or select a hotel to be dropped off.
  • Robert Q Airbus has a discounted rate of 15% for the Airbus fare for all ASV delegates. Please visit the Robert Q website and book your own transportation needs early (one month out) as the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games take place in Toronto starting July 10th.
    1. Book on line at Robert Q website and enter the code in the promotions box on the payment page. The ASV promotions code is 7131.
    2. Call the Robert Q reservation department at 1 800 265-4948 and provide the code to the agent - 7131.
    3. Please Note: Robert Q does not travel from the London Airport to campus. Transport to and from the London Airport must be done by taxi. Taxi to or from the airport (one way) will cost $35-$40 per taxi.
  • Via Rail operates passenger rail service on the CNR line with London being the third busiest passenger terminal in Canada. London can be reached using Via Rail from several Canadian cities.
  • Amtrak offers daily service from several U.S. cities to Toronto. Delegates arriving in Toronto via Amtrak can reach London by several options as listed above.

Things to do in London

Check out Tourism London website for things to do in London!

"Creating Experiences... London is a "must visit" destination for fun and relaxation. We encourage you to experience a city that loves to laugh and live - a city where you'll find pristine natural conservation areas and spectacular parkland - a city that beckons your return to Discover our Spirit! Enjoy a variety of experiences unmatched in Southwestern Ontario."
~ from Tourism London website.

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