Saint Thomas, Ontario, is a city in the London metropolitan area. An interesting fact about this city is that even though it’s outside of Elgin County, it’s the county’s county seat. Saint Thomas has approximately 39,000 people.
Saint Thomas is called the “Railway Capital of Canada” due to the fact that 26 railways had passed through it. There’s even a museum here dedicated to this community’s railroad history: the Elgin County Railway Museum. Some of its exhibits include a Jordan Spreader and a Pullman Sleeper. Horton Farmers’ Market has been around since 1878. Besides produce, this Manitoba Street farmers’ market has a sit-down cafe that sells beverages and baked goods. You and your family will enjoy Pinafore Park. Pinafore Park has a playground, several walking and ski trails, a wildlife sanctuary, and other features. It’s also a popular spot for watching fireworks on Canada Day. Elgin Mall is where you can shop to your heart’s content. It has 33 retailers and eateries and a movie theatre. You can also shop at venues on Talbot Street. There, you’ll find popular chains like Tim Horton’s, Boston Pizza, and KFC. Ice sports fans will like Saint Thomas Timken Community Centre. The community centre contains two ice rinks, a fitness track, a multipurpose room, and meeting room. Public schools in Saint Thomas are operated by the Thames Valley District School Board. This city also has a few private and post-secondary schools.