London is a regional Centre of healthcare and education, being home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and several hospitals. The city hosts a number of musical and artistic exhibits and festivals, which contribute to its tourism industry, but its economic activity is centered on education, medical research, insurance, and information technology. London's university and hospitals are among its top ten employers. London lies at the junction of Highway 401 and 402, connecting it to Toronto, Windsor and Sarnia. It also has an international airport, train, and bus stations.
Strathroy is 35 kilometers west of the City of London, Ontario, and is the largest community in Middlesex County, outside London. The community is situated next to Highway 402 between London and the border to Port Huron, Michigan, U.S. at Sarnia, Ontario. Strathroy's economy is diverse, and major industries include automotive manufacturing, agriculture and food processing. The township's administrative offices are located in Strathroy.
Thorndale is a small town located just 10 minutes northwest of London and 10 minutes south of Dorchester. Thorndale is part of the Thames Centre Municipality. A short drive out of the city through scenic back roads will take you into the affordable community of Thorndale.