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Old 11-22-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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I am looking to get some info on London, how is the job market there? How terrible are the winters? I get over 200 inches of snow where I am plus temps deep in the negitive, so is it any worse than that? Thanks a lot.
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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London gets about 220cm (90 inches) of snow yearly, but it's in a snow belt so snow storms are not unusual.

Here are some links with other info:

GoodMoveLondon.com: (http://www.goodmovelondon.com/home/ - broken link)

London Town & City Reviews: Town & City Reviews in London, Ontario

Ontario Economic Development Home (http://www.2ontario.com/ - broken link)
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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I am looking to get some info on London, how is the job market there? How terrible are the winters? I get over 200 inches of snow where I am plus temps deep in the negitive, so is it any worse than that? Thanks a lot.
Not worse than that by the longest stretch of the imagination. I don't find London winters too terrible to take. Last year we didn't even have any snow until into January. Lots of days hover slightly above freezing here and we do get cold snaps from time to time that plunge us deep into the negitives (about -16 celsius) but we recover nicely from them. At times we do see the -30 celsius windchills, but certainly not all winter long.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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London Ontario is known as (named itself) "The City of Trees." The ecomony is probably reasonably good, but probably not booming by any stretch of the imagination.

It's a University/College town but also has at least 150,000 additional permanent residents. (pop. 200,000-300,000)

My perceptions of the city are many residents are a little more friendly and relaxed than typical residents of the Greater Toronto Area.

They average more precip of all kinds compared to Toronto. Annual average precip is 39" while Toronto is 32." When it's cloudy/damp anywhere in southern Ontario, usually London is too. But being in "southwestern Ontario" there are some trees that are rare here that are common there, so slightly higher bio-diversity. Basically it's a great place if you love to garden or observe nature.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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It's actually called "the Forest City". ;-) The city population is over 350,000 and the metro population is approaching 500,000 (and that's not including all the university and college students).
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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London is experiencing quite a bit of growth right now. It is a fairly conservative town, but very friendly...no matter where you are from! If you want an idea about jobs hitting the paper try London Free Press. Local paper in the area. For housing info try mls.ca - Welcome

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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London is a great party town. I was blown away when I went there a few years ago. There was a strip of bars / pubs / cafes, etc. along one street and the sidewalks on both sides of the streets were packed. There were 5 people wide, shoulder to shoulder, bumper to bumper, for at least a half a mile or more. Easily 10,000 people. More busy then I've even seen Young Street in T.O.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: London, Ontario
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London, Ontario is a GREAT city! The job market is good depending on your skills. Check out the Ontario Job bank at: [url=http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/Search_en.aspx]Job Bank - Search[/url] for local jobs.

As for our winters - if you are used to snow...and cold...it's not so bad! It's worth the drive from where ever you are coming from!
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