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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

SYRIAN CULTURE CELEBRATED
SYRIAN CULTURE CELEBRATED

Recently, over 300 people attended the Taste of Syria event in St. Thomas organized by local organization, Unite for Refugees. The event raised funds for Syrian refugee families in St. Thomas-Elgin and showcased Middle Eastern culture, food, religion and hospitality.

The friendly, welcoming atmosphere enabled guests to speak with the Muslim community, share a traditional meal and celebrate through dance and music. After dinner, the overflowing hall heard Dr. Iman Arab, a physician who previously worked in Damascus, speak about the realities facing Syrian families.

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WE ARE #stthomasproud
WE ARE #stthomasproud

It's not a secret that St. Thomas residents love their city.

Since the official launch in 2015, hundreds of photos, videos and social media posts with the #stthomasproud hashtag have been shared online by residents, visitors and businesses that love it here.

The campaign, created by the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation, has won provincial, national and international awards for its uniquely simple approach to showcasing everything that makes the city a great place to live, work and discover.

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GLOBAL FOOD, LOCAL VENUE
GLOBAL FOOD, LOCAL VENUE

West Elgin's Arts & Cookery Bank is a local hotspot for food and photography. Recently, the Fest-a-Month program brought international food and culture to enthusiastic rural residents in this idyllic country setting.

Once per month, participants were introduced to new flavours and dishes from a different country. Cuban, Eastern European, Spanish, and German Oktoberfest have recently appeared on the menu.

Photo credit: The Arts & Cookery Bank Facebook Page

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OUR PARTNERS & FUNDERS

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