London is located at about 43 degrees north and 81 degrees west, that is, only slightly north of Rome in Italy. Summers tend to be quite warm; winters are moderately cold. You should not expect to be skiing or to find igloos in southwestern Ontario in July; instead, temperatures above 30° C/86° F, are quite normal. The daily weather report is available from http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/on-137_metric_e.html.
London's centre is at the crossing of Dundas and Richmond streets. From there it is only a few steps to Victoria Park, to the Grand Theatre, to City Hall, the old Court House, the Art Gallery, the forks of the Thames. Most buses will stop at this corner.
-- featuring paintings of many Canadian
artists and much more. Look for pictures by Londoners, for instance Paul Peel and
There is also a small shop selling art including native art.
The bus service in London is operated by the
London Transit Commission (LTC).
The bus fare is currently 2.75$. One enters the bus at the driver's
door and puts the exact amount into a box. The driver will not have
change and will not sell tickets. If you need to change to another
bus you should ask the driver for a transfer when you
get on the first bus. You will need to show the transfer to the driver
of the next bus etc.
Transfers are valid for 90 minutes
and can be used for trips in any direction including return trips
There are also bus tickets which can be bought at certain
They are sold in multiples of 5 tickets at 9.50$.
You would put the ticket instead of the money into the fare box.
The procedure for changing buses is the same as above.
Tickets are available at the LTC office at the corner of Dundas and
Richmond streets and in hundreds
of stores throughout the city. Typically, a so-called corner store or
convenience store would sell LTC tickets.
together with the
is the southernmost part of Ontario, essentially
the area bounded by Lake Ontario, the Niagara River,
Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake Huron.
There are many popular tourist attractions in the area.