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Old February 1st, 2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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London, Ontario: Downtown, Richmond Row, Woodfield

London's Downtown is located east of the fork in the Thames River. Downtown functions as the heart of the city of London, which is the hub of Southwestern Ontario and Canada's tenth largest city. London was founded by John Graves Simcoe in 1793 and it was to be the capital of Upper Canada. The city was first settled in 1826.


The Renaissance, on the corner of King & Ridout Streets, is a pair of skyscrapers that will house condominiums.



The Middlesex County Building, on Ridout Street. The building was built in 1829 and was the courthouse and jail, until the new courthouse was built nearby.



Old brick rowhouses on Ridout Street.



Looking east up Queens Avenue from Ridout Street. The Talbot Centre towers are on the left.



The Middlesex County Courthouse. The courthouse was built in 1974.



Labatt Memorial Park, on the other side of the Thames River from Downtown London. Labatt Park is believed to be the oldest baseball stadium in the world still in continuous use. Although the grandstand has been rebuilt a couple times, the baseball field has been in use every Summer since 1877, and was first used in 1866.



The Talbot Centre buildings from Queens Avenue.



Looking west up Queens Avenue, with One London Place on the left.



St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, built in 1846 on Richmond Street. The church is the seat of the Anglican Diocese of Huron.



The London Club on Queens Avenue.



Looking up at One London Place, London's tallest building at 372 feet (113 meters).



Apartment buildings at the corner of Queens Avenue & Wellington Street.



Looking north up Wellington Street, with the Metropolitan United Church on the left.



A wing of the London Life Insurance Company, facing Wellington Street.



London City Hall, on Dufferin Avenue.



Buildings on King Street.



An apartment building on King Street near Colborne Street.



Part of London's skyline from King Street.



Looking at One London Place from the corner of King & Wellington Streets.



Looking east up Dundas Street from Wellington Street.



Looking north up Wellington Street. The Wright Lithographing Company building is in the center.



Businesses on Dundas Street.



More businesses on Dundas Street.



Looking north up Richmond Street. The Dominion Public Building, built in 1936 to house the Post Office, is on the right.



Buildings on Richmond Street at King Street.



Businesses on Richmond Street, with the W. Stevely & Son building on the left.



The Labatt Brewery from Richmond Street. The Simcoe Street brewery, located at the intersection with Richmond Street, was started in 1847 and now produces the equivalent of 1 billion bottles of beer annually.



The visitor's entrance to the Labatt Brewery.



The Covent Garden Market, on Talbot Street near Covent Market Place and King Street. The market was established in 1845, and the current structure was built in 1999.



Looking east up Fullarton Street at St. Paul's Cathedral.



St. Peter's Cathedral from Richmond Street.



St. Peter's Cathedral on Dufferin Avenue. St. Peter's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London. The cathedral was built in 1843.



The interior of St. Peter's Cathedral.



Businesses on Richmond Street.



The John Labatt Centre, at Dundas & Talbot Streets. The John Labatt Centre was built in 2002 and is the home of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The arena seats about 9,100 for hockey games.




Richmond Row is a small commercial neighborhood along Richmond Street, north of Downtown. The neighborhood is the home to several restaurants, and functions as a main bar and nightlife district.


Restaurants and businesses on Richmond Street, near Victoria Park in the heart of Richmond Row.



Restaurants and businesses on Richmond Street at Central Avenue.



Looking south down Richmond Street from Central Avenue.



Businesses on Richmond Street near John Street.




Woodfield is a residential neighborhood located east of Victoria Park between Queens Avenue and the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The neighborhood was delcared a heritage conservation district in 1994.


The Station Park All Suite Hotel, on Pall Mall Street.



Houses on Wellington Street.



Houses on Wellington Street, with the Station Park Hotel in the background.



Houses on Wellington Street.



Houses on Central Avenue.



More houses on Central Avenue.



Houses on Central Avenue, packed in closer together.



Houses on Central Avenue.



Houses on Waterloo Street.



Houses and a dentist office on Waterloo Street.



Houses on Dufferin Avenue.



More houses on Dufferin Avenue.



The London skyline from Catholic Central High School's Kennedy Field at Maitland Street.



The Mnaasged Child & Family Services building, on Queens Avenue at William Street.



Houses on Queens Avenue.



Sir Frederick G. Banting Square, at the Banting House National Historic Site on Adelaide Street at Queens Avenue. The house was the place where Frederick Banting discovered insulin while living in the house and practicing medicine in the house in 1920-1921. Insulin is used to save the lives of people suffering from diabetes.

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Old February 1st, 2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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Nice tour, from what I remember from London, it's a really nice place.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:48 AM   #3
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It is,at times. I should know more about whats up though from being born,and partly raised on and off here and there from Lontario.
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Nice shots!
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Old March 19th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #5
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London city in Ontario looks really a very nice, pleasant city
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Great photos!
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beautiful city...nice mix of old and new buildings.
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