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About London

"Canada’s London" —

Nestled in the heart of southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit, London is one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. It offers a big-city appeal mixed with small-town charm perfect for growing businesses, families, and students.

In London, you can enjoy all the benefits of big city living without the cost. It has one of the most affordable housing markets in Canada, top-rated schools and colleges, a thriving business environment, and ample career opportunity. It’s home to a diverse and welcoming community with over 140 languages spoken.

551,066 population

Fastest in Ontario for population growth

Source: Statistics Canada

140 languages spoken

A diverse, welcoming community

25 Research & Development Institutes

To help businesses innovate and commercialise

Source: Invest in London

London Support Services

London Support Services

London has a rich industrial history and it is now seeing heavy investment and major advancement in information technology, food processing, health and other knowledge-based industries.

London has extensive business support for entrepreneurs in the form of proactive BIAs, development grants, and entrepreneurship centres.

Companies looking to expand their customer base, open a satellite office, develop distribution channels or partnerships are welcome to ‘land’ in London, Ontario. Work with the City of London’s team of consultants who will ensure your transition is a smooth one by providing:

  • Dedicated programs helping international firms explore the City of London as a landing site for expansion/investment into the North American Market


  • Business Services – Professional support from legal, immigration and taxation, business coaching and mentoring, introductions to business networking organisations


  • Relocation Services – Dedicated staff providing concierge services to help you “land” in London


  • Mix of different office spaces ranging from coworking spaces to premium Class A office suites

Key Sectors

London has a diverse economy with strengths in educational services, health care and social assistance, retail, accommodation and food services, professional, scientific and technical services that further create additional jobs through supply chains, services, retail industries.

The fastest growing sectors in London are:


Advanced Manufacturing

Digital Media and Tech


Professional Services

Access to Markets

Access to Markets

Multi-Modal City

Situated in the centre of southwestern Ontario, London falls between Toronto and the American city of Detroit. It boasts of extensive air, road, seaport and rail network. 110kms from Kitchener and 195 kms from Toronto, London offers easy access by road to major cities. It also has 3 major U.S. border crossings – Sarnia / Port Huron, Windsor / Detroit, and Niagara / Buffalo within a 2 hour radius. London is connected to the North American railway system through CN and CP rail.

View logistics and accessibility advantages of London here: Broadband, Air, Road, Ports, and Rail.


London is a renowned city with a demonstrated history of drawing in international corporations, investment, and talent. Leading companies like Dr. Oetker, Brose, Natra, Hyundai L&C, Sodecia North America have chosen to call London home for their business. The city’s talented workforce is the backbone of various industries such as manufacturing, agri-food production, head office functions, and product development. London is equipped with fully-serviced and ready-to-occupy industrial lands, making it an attractive location for companies to establish or expand. Coupled with the competitive infrastructure and accessibility advantages, London provides an opportune environment for businesses to grow and succeed. The presence of 25 research and development institutions in the area further adds to the appeal to innovate in London, Ontario.

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