St. Thomas is known as the "Railway Capital of Canada" because of its long-standing railway heritage.
In 1856, the London and Port Stanley Railway opened marking the beginning of a new transportation era for St. Thomas. By 1914 eight-different railways were operating in St. Thomas with more than 100 trains a day passing through the City. The railways gave St. Thomas unparalleled economic growth allowing our City to claim the title of Railway City.
The Railway was the dominant employer in St. Thomas until the 1950's. The end of the steam engine era coincided with the downsizing of the railway in St. Thomas. As employment in the railway sector disappeared the City became aggressive in its efforts of attracting new businesses and jobs to the City.
Don't mees this show!!!! Wings & Wheels South Western Ontario is a charity air and car show in the Central Elgin, London and St-Thomas, Ontario, Canada area. This great show will be saluting the Canadian Forces and recognizing the important work they do.
The Snowbirds will be returning to St. Thomas and will be joined by the SkyHawks and many other performers and displays.
Start the first weekend of the summer with Hot Planes and Cool Cars at the St. Thomas Municipal Airport
There are two gorgeous parks in the city: Pinafore Park in the south, beside Pinafore Lake; and Waterworks Park in the north, straddled by Kettle Creek and the Waterworks Reservoir nearby.
Zip down to Port Stanley, Ontario from St. Thomas down Highway 4, its only a 15 minute trip. While there grab a large fries and Orangade from "Mackie's", the legendary restaurant on the beach...its worth it. For a cool swim away from all the tourists...make your way to the other side of the Kettle Creek channel to "Little Beach". This is where the locals go to swim as it is quiet, sandy and protected from any rough water on Lake Erie. The sandy bottom extends for at least 50 yards out and its a great place for the kids.
A classic Stanley Thompson design that has provided outstanding golf facilities to Club members for over 100 years.