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City of St. Thomas Web pages
City of St. Thomas Maps
St. Thomas and District Chamber of Commerce
St. Thomas (Wikipedia)
Doors Open 2010

Some Famous People from St. Thomas:
Joe Thornton Greta and Janet Podleski Angela Schneider
Rachel McAdams Steve Peters Helen Shaver
Philip Aziz Sherry Ball David Shaw
Walter A. Bell Cory Emmerton Graham Spry
Jack Graney Mitchell Hepburn Jack Valiquette
D. J. Kennington Stephen Ouimette Aaron Walpole
Kari-Lynn Winters Jumbo the Elephant  

Sports Facilities and Parks
Pinafore Park: For more than 100 years, the area known as Pinafore Park, has been recognized as an outstanding example of a natural setting, perfect for social, cultural, civic and recreational events. Many historical features have been identified including the Boat House, East and West Pavilions, the Centennial Cairn and Emslie Baseball Field. The City of St. Thomas purchased the park area in 1903 and since then has been responsible for its development and maintenance.

Waterworks Park: holds significant history as a public asset dating back to 1890. This beautiful park is a wedding day favourite for pictures and outdoor ceremonies. The picnic area is widely used and contains a well-developed playground as well as two picnic shelters.

St. Thomas Golf and Country Club
Pleasant Valley Golf and Country Club
St. Thomas Curling Club
St. Thomas Skating Club

News Paper:
St. Thomas Times Journal

Libraries and Museums:
St. Thomas Public Library
Elgin County Archives
Elgin County Railway Museum
Elgin Military Museum
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
Regional Mental Health Care

St. Thomas Municipal Airport, City Hall Link to Airport
St. Thomas Transit Service
By car, St. Thomas is located south of the 401 by about 20 minutes and is north of Port Stanley (Lake Erie) by approximately 10 minutes.

In 1810 Daniel Rapelje and David Mandeville from the Long Point area settled at the intersection of Talbot Road and Kettle creek.  They were the first citizens of what is now St. Thomas. By 1812 many of the lots on Talbot Road, both east and west of St. Thomas were settled and the settlers were making great progress in clearing their lands, erecting log houses and barns and planting their crops. But in June, 1812 , the United States declared war on Great Britain and the settlers had to exchange the plough handle for the musket stock. By 1814 the Americans controlled all of Southwestern Ontario from Chatham to Delaware and the British controlled from the Niagara Peninsula to Woodstock. This arrangement left the Talbot settlement dependant on its own efforts for protection from American invaders.  (Read more of this history)...
City of St. Thomas History Page
St. Thomas The Railway Capital of Canada

Architectural Styles:
St. Thomas is blessed with numerous, fantastic houses and buildings of the late 1800's through present day. You will find fine examples of Victorian, Second Empire, Four Square, Ontario Cottage and Bungalow or Arts and Crafts.  Wrightian and Contractor Modern are some of the finest examples in the country. The main street of St. Thomas is one of the rare examples of original main street Ontario still vibrant and busy.
Designated Heritage Properties

Schools Boards:
The school facilities listed show the schools located in the area. No assumption of automatic enrolment to an educational institution is implied.  Parents must speak the school board of interest regarding child enrolment.

The Thames Valley District School Board and the London and District Catholic School Board both provide educational services to St. Thomas and area.

Public Elementary
Edward Street
Elgin Court
Forest Park
Mitchell Hepburn
Scott Street

Public Secondary:
Arthur Voaden
Central Elgin Collegiate Institute

Catholic Elementary:
Monsignor Morrison
St. Anne's

Catholic Secondary:
St. Joseph

Post Secondary Institutions:
University of Western Ontario: is only accessible by personal transportation. It is approximately a one hour drive to get from St. Thomas to UWO.
Fanshawe College has a St. Thomas Campus which offers both full-time and continuing education programs.

The merchants of St. Thomas have provided a complete array of shopping opportunities to meet all your needs.  There is really no need to leave St. Thomas to shop anywhere else! The main street of St. Thomas is filled with unique and interesting stores. Malls, plazas and superstores are scattered throughout the city.
List of St. Thomas Shopping
Specialty Stores in St. Thomas