Welcome to St. Thomas!
Welcome to St. Thomas, the Railway City.
Founded in 1881, with just over 40,000 residents, this city is a great place to call home.
Originally located at the junction of many major railways, the city of St. Thomas has been steadily growing over the years.
This city is one of Southern Ontario’s best kept secrets. Many London workers who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the city have found St. Thomas to be just the right fit for their families. With easy access to Port Stanley, and a housing market that is still very affordable, it’s no mistake that more people are making this beautiful city their home!
Things to Do
The city of St. Thomas hosts several great community events throughout the year that are sure to delight you and your family.
Great Family Centered Fun
Music in the Park
Starting at 6 Pm
2 Hours of beautiful music every Sunday in July and August at the Morris F Jones Memorial Bandshell at Pinafore park.
St. Anne’s Music Festival
Taking place the first week of June.
Featuring nightly dinners, midway rides and silent auction in support of numerous local and international charities.
Iron Horse Festival
Lots of local fun!
Downtown St. Thomas from August 15th-18th. Features live music, rib-fest, psychic fair, and so much more.
Places Worth Visiting
Pinafore Park –
With 90+ acres of natural beauty to explore. Originally this park was created in 1863 as a walking area for the new electric railways. Over the years, the park has changed; and now boasts hiking and cross country ski trails, beautiful flower displays, tennis courts and baseball diamonds.
A small lake, wildlife sanctuary, an aviary and beautiful woods to explore make this a definite draw for visitors and locals alike.
Recently a splash pad and an accessible playground have been added to the park. There are washrooms and water accessible from Victoria Day weekend onward in the summer.
The park can be accessed at 95 Elm St.
Joe Thornton Community Center-
This community center has loads to offer the family. Including two full sized ice pads, a large community room for events, a basketball court and a walking track.
Named for NHL and Olympic ice Hockey Player, Joe “Jumbo” Thornton, this community center will keep you active no matter the season.
Douglas J Tarry Sports Complex –
If baseball is your game, we have just the place for you here in St. Thomas. With 5 full sized diamonds, night lighting and family picnic area, this sports complex keeps the kids, and adults busy hitting fly balls in the summer months.
Downtown St. Thomas has free parking and has something to offer just about everyone.
Outside the downtown core there are many stores to meet your shopping needs, including-
- Giant Tiger
- Sports Chek
- Southwest Pets
- Dollarama and Dollar Tree
- Home Hardware
- Canadian Tire and much more.