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Interesting Facts

DID YOU KNOW?

Located on the northern shore of Lake Erie, Elgin County is a southwestern region in the province of Ontario, Canada. St.Thomas is the largest city in Elgin County and is easily accessible from all areas of the county. St.Thomas and Elgin County are conveniently located near many major cities, highways and US border crossings in Southwestern Ontario.

Travel Within St. Thomas-Elgin

Use your own vehicle to explore or access public transit within the city of St. Thomas.

Travel Beyond St. Thomas-Elgin

The bus depots, train stations and airports in London or Toronto ensure you can easily reach any destination.

Access Ontario

London is a 20-minute drive, Toronto is a 2-hour drive and key highways and waterways are easily accessible.

Access The US Border

Three border crossings into Michigan and New York are within a 2.5-hour drive from Elgin County.

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STORIES

Listen to the stories of new St.Thomas-Elgin residents and what their experience has been!
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NEWS & EVENTS

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

FIRST EVER ST.THOMAS CULTURAL BAZAAR
FIRST EVER ST.THOMAS CULTURAL BAZAAR

Ten ethno-cultural groups participated in the first ever Cultural Bazaar. This event showcased the amazing talent and skills our newcomers bring to the community through dance, song, and theater. The event provided the community to explore some of the diversity of the area. Participants were given the opportunity to samples foods, try some crafts, and learn about the groups.

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NATIONAL MULTICULTURALISM DAY CELEBRATED
NATIONAL MULTICULTURALISM DAY CELEBRATED

June 27th was Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and so members of the  Local Immigration Partnership, City Hall, the Mayor, the MPP and community members came together to celebrate “both the tremendous value that immigrants bring to Canada as well as the tremendous opportunity Canada, including St. Thomas offers immigrants.”

Over twenty people gathered in front of City Hall, where short speeches were delivered by STELIP Project Manager Petrusia Hontar, Mayor Jackson and MPP Yurek, followed by a community pledge of acceptance and tolerance read aloud by all in attendance. A raising of a “Canada 150” flag closed out the ceremony.

Thanks to all who came out to show their support for Welcoming, Caring and Inclusive Communities!

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LOCAL LIVING WAGE CALCULATED
LOCAL LIVING WAGE CALCULATED

The St. Thomas-Elgin Living wage has been recalculated at $16.03. This number represents what the hourly wage of a dual income earner home needs to participate in community life with two young children. The calculation considers: child care, food, shelter, transportation, social inclusion costs and more.

For further information on the St. Thomas-Elgin Living Wage Calculation, visit: www.livingwagestthomas.com

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OUR PARTNERS & FUNDERS

Elgin County
City of St.Thomas
YW St.Thomas
Province of Ontario