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A list of retirement homes in Ottawa Ontario. *An asterisk on the right of each name denotes that this residence matches your search criteria from information provided from a previous year and/or little further information is available. Facilities listed without an asterisk, have provided detailed up-to-date information for 2017 .



AMICA AT LONDON  (Retirement Homes) 
517 Fanshawe Park Road West London ON N6G 0C1
ARBOR TRACE ALZHEIMER'S SPECIAL CARE CENTER  (Retirement Homes) 
120 Chelton Road London ON N6M 1C6
OAKCROSSING RETIREMENT LIVING  (Retirement Homes) 
1242 Oakcrossing Road London ON N6H 0G2
THE MANOR VILLAGE AT LONDON  (Retirement Homes) 
230 Victoria Street London ON N6A 2C2
THE WAVERLEY RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes) 
10 Grand Avenue London ON N6C 1K9
ASHWOOD MANOR  (Retirement Homes)  *
79 David Street London ON N6P 1B4
BAYBRIDGE - MASONVILLE MANOR  (Retirement Homes)  *
350 North Centre Road London ON N6G 5G3
CHARTWELL ROYALCLIFFE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
609 Wharncliffe Road South London ON N6J 0A4
CHARTWELL SELECT RIVERSIDE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
201 Riverside Drive London ON N6H 1E5
CHELSEY PARK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY  (Retirement Homes)  *
312 Oxford Street West London ON N6H 4N7
GRAND WOOD PARK  (Retirement Homes)  *
81 Grand Avenue London ON N6C 1M2
HIGHVIEW RESIDENCES  (Retirement Homes)  *
35 & 41 Capulet Walk London ON N6H 3E6
INSPIRIT RESIDENCES  (Retirement Homes)  *
81 Base Line Road West London ON N6Y 4Y5
KENSINGTON VILLAGE  (Retirement Homes)  *
1340 Huron Street London ON N5V 3R3
LONGWORTH RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
600 Longworth Road London ON N6K 4X9
MAPLE VIEW TERRACE  (Retirement Homes)  *
279 Horton Street London ON N6B 1L3
PRINCE GEORGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
139 Main Street, [Lucan] London ON N0M 2J0
QUEENS VILLAGE FOR SENIORS  (Retirement Homes)  *
518 Queens Avenue London ON N6B 1Y7
REVERA - HORIZON PLACE  (Retirement Homes)  *
760 Horizon Drive London ON N6H 5G3
REVERA - WINDERMERE ON THE MOUNT RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
1486 Richmond St. London ON N6G 2M3
REVERA - WINDERMERE ON THE MOUNT SENIORS APARTMENTS  (Retirement Homes)  *
1486 Richmond Street London ON N6G 2M3
RICHMOND WOODS RETIREMENT VILLAGE  (Retirement Homes)  *
200 North Centre Road London ON N5X 0B1

LONDON

INTRODUCTION
The City of London is located at the southwestern part of Ontario. This territory shares a close proximity with the city of Toronto as well as Detroit City, Michigan (USA). This metropolis spans a total of 420.57 square kilometers in terms of land area coverage. According to the 2011 Canadian census, London has a population of approximately 366,151 people. It has experienced a 3.9 percent increase in population from 2006.

London assumed the title The Forest City for its nickname, an origin that has a strong historical significance. The top employing industries in London belong in the health care, insurance and information technology. This city is the regional center for health care and education, being home to several hospitals and research centers for Western Ontario. 

BRIEF HISTORY
The Forest City was once considered an inhabited land prior to earlier European settlement in the late 16th Century. In fact, the area in what is now known as London, Ontario has left several traces of a once thriving Ojibwe village. Several archaeologists have even concluded that the area underwent several cycles of pre-colonial occupancy over the last 10,000 years.

Judging by the name itself, this city has indeed borrowed its name from UK’s capital city London. The appraisal of the territory was initiated by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe in 1793. He planned to establish the capital of Upper Canada in the territory, and he even named its non-traversable river after England’s principal tributary. The area was believed to be one of the skirmish grounds between the British and American belligerents of the War of 1812 – a conflict between two embittered nations following the American Revolution in 1783. The area called Reservoir Hill was one of the many places where the British and American soldiers fought during the height of the hostilities in 1814. Hence, the foundation of London was postponed until 1826. 

The Upper Canada Rebellion that occurred during 1837 eventually led to the incorporation of London as a town in 1840. The majority of the local inhabitants supported the British government, as opposed to the separatists. In 1855, London had already transformed into a city with a population reaching 10,000. This city began its proud military tradition after the establishment of the Royal Military College in 1876. During World Wars I and II, London had proven to be the functional military center of Ontario.  

Throughout the late 20th Century, the Thames River had caused tremendous problems being the common culprit for floods. In 1955, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority built the Fanshawe Dam in North Thames to regulate the downstream flow devastating the city for the past half-century. The successive annexations from 1961 to 1993 have made London one of the biggest municipalities in Ontario. However, its massive urban development has been met with an equally intense opposition among its locals due to a number of environmental and cultural issues.  

HISTORICAL LANDMARKS
The University of Western Ontario is one of the oldest academic institutions in Canada. This public research university was built in March 7, 1878 by the Anglican Church bishop named Isaac Helmuth. Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine were the first main programs of the institution. It was pretty much a religious school until 1908. The reputation of this university has attracted many visitors in over the years, making it an important heritage site as well as a functioning school.

The Fanshawe Pioneer Village is the city’s popular open-air museum. The building of this place in 1955 was certified by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. The goal was to preserve the city’s rich historical heritage. This museum has a total of 25,000 pieces of historical artifacts. Some of the buildings in the area were original structures dating back as early as the late 1800’s. 

One of the most unique historical landmarks in London is the Eldon House. This is the oldest residence in the Ontario, owned by the four generations of the Harris family. Captain John Harris, officer of the Royal Navy and the residence patriarch, built the house in 1834. This private property was donated to the city of London in 1959 by the last of the Harris family owners.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Budweiser Gardens is the largest sports center in southwestern Ontario. It is home to many of London’s sports fans, especially hockey fans. Apart from the national sport of hockey, Budweiser Gardens also features basketball, figure skating and even the modern version of a medieval sport of jousting. In 2010, the Budweiser Gardens has been awarded the Canadian Venue of the Year.

One of the best outdoor destinations in London is the Victoria Park. This place was the original site of the British garrison that suppressed the Upper Canada Rebellion. Visitors come to Victoria Park to join a number of fun events like the Home County Folk Festival and Sunfest.

THINGS TO DO IN THE CITY
Apart from exploring the city’s rich historical heritage, tourists can also have a fun dining experience in London. One of the best places to visit is the Covent Garden Market, a renowned commercial famous for its variety of open-air bistros, grocery stalls and gift shops. London Farmer's and Artisan's Market is also one of the best places to conduct a lavish grocer’s shopping spree.

An 18th Century Canadian governor once said that “accessibility to London is reduced to hot air balloons. Fortunately, the city’s tourism industry has turned the historical criticism into a catchy sightseeing program. Balloon riding has become one of the city’s most important tourist activities. Sundance Balloons is the most popular aerial cruising program in London.

Perhaps one of the most exhilarating outdoor amusements is found in London’s famous Boler Mountain. Easily accessible in the urban heartland, this place features skiing and snowboarding courses during winter as well as mountain biking during summer and autumn.  

 


 
 

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