Life in London

A bird's eye view of London Ontario As a Brescia student, you’ll be living in London, Ontario — a city that is alive with culture, entertainment, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, and sports.

Known for protecting natural resources — and because of our extensive parks and downtown green spaces — London is called “Forest City.” Even our residential neighborhoods have preserved natural areas, such as meadows and woodlands.

While in London, you can experience:

  • Festivals — like Sunfest, a world music and culture festival that is the second largest in Canada
  • Grand Theater — a professional theater that is Canada’s oldest continually performing playhouse
  • Budweiser Gardens — which brings in top-notch concerts and professional sporting events, like pre-season NHL games
  • Labatt Memorial Park — the world’s oldest continuously used baseball grounds
  • Museum of Ontario Archaeology — which includes a prehistoric Iroquoian village
  • Nova Craft Canoe — where you can rent a canoe or kayak and take to the water
  • Orchestra London — which features stellar guest artists and concerts from jazz to the classics
  • Scenic pathways — along the banks of the Thames River, for skating, cycling, running, or walking
  • Victoria Park — one of more than 200 parks in London, this 6-hectare (15-acre) park is in the heart of London’s downtown
  • Storybook Gardens — where you can relive your childhood at this amusement park
  • Masonville Place — located close to campus, it’s home to more than 190 stores and services
  • Covent Garden Market — established in 1845, it’s one of London’s many treasured cultural landmarks

Other great cities are easily accessible from London via road, rail, or air. Toronto, Windsor, Detroit, Cleveland, and Buffalo are all within 200 kilometres.

For more information

Learn about other things to do in London through the City of London or London Tourism Web sites.