St Thomas

St Thomas Ontario

St Thomas is a city on the move. A thriving community with a population of over 36,000 strategically located, just minutes from the 401 corridor and halfway between Detroit on the west and Toronto and Buffalo on the east. Each is just a little more than 2 hours away.

Rich in History… St Thomas was named after Thomas Talbot who helped promote development of the region in the early 19th century and was incorporated as a city in 1881. Visitors are drawn to the dramatic statue of Jumbo the famed African elephant and star of Barnum & Baileys circus who died in a train accident in 1885. A total of 26 railways have passed through the city since 1856 and St Thomas is known as “The Railway Capital of Canada”. Today children are drawn to Thomas the Tank Engine who visits every summer.

Outdoor… Visit the Pinafore and Waterworks Parks for a afternoon, the Port Stanley beach on the north shore of Lake Erie, camping and conservation areas and many excellent golf courses are only minutes away.

Shopping… Downtown St Thomas is the cultural and civic heart of the city. There are a number of Big Box stores and tHe Elgin Mall features a Galaxy multiplex cinema.

Recreation and Leisure… St Thomas boosts an excellent choice of leisure and recreational facilities including the Douglas Tarry Sports Complex, the Timken Community Centre plus a modern Seniors Centre, YMCA and Curling Club.

Arts and Culture… There’s plenty to get involved with including the St Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre, the St Thomas Public Library, the Elgin Theatre Guild, the Elgin County Museum and Archives, the Elgin Military Museum, the Elgin County Railway Museum and the CASO Train Station.

Community Facilities… Residents depend on the excellent medical care at the St Thomas – Elgin Hospital, superb schools including Fanshawe College – Elgin Campus and we are only minutes away from the University of Western Ontario.

Come for a visit to explore our city. When you decide that St Thomas is the perfect place for your retirement or to raise your growing family please contact Earl and Nancy at Coldwell Banker at Success Realty… We are here to help!

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Additional Resources:

Economic Development Corporation

St Thomas Public Library

St Thomas Chamber of Commerce

St Thomas Tourism

St Thomas Downtown Development Board