On the Move April: Moving to London, Ontario
Moving to a new city is exciting! It can unfortunately be stressful. Robson Moving & Storage has been moving in London, Ontario since 1979! We have moved many students, families and professionals from all over the country, and even internationally. Whenmoving to London, Ontario you’ll be immersed into a rich culture filled with arts, businesses, and world renowned educational facilities. We hope our tips below will help you in advance to hiring your movers in London, Ontario.
Students Moving to London:
There is plenty of student residents and shared housing around the Western University. Some areas you may want to search in that are a bus route away are Whitehills, Hyde Park, Masonville, and Downtown London. The Oakridge area is a bit further, but is a beautiful and quiet area. If you’re a social butterfly, the downtown area is filled with restaurants, clubs, and bars to suite any taste. From Irish pubs, to comedy clubs, the downtown London area has something for everyone.
If you’re planning on attending Fanshawe College, you may be looking into the residences on campus or student housing in the area. The Flemming Drive area is filled with houses occupied by student groups. It is patrolled regularly by authorities, and is a safe place to live out your college years. There are also apartments and housing available in the Oxbury (Highbury and Oxford) area. Downtown is just a quick bus ride down Oxford Street, although the college holds so many events you won’t be short of entertainment including concerts, movies on the big screen, and dances.
Get your bus pass and books early! If you can, avoid the long line ups the first month of school. Don’t get behind in your classes because you can’t combat busy crowds. Both Fanshawe College and Western University have online book stores.
Family Moving to London:
London is full of great programs for families! There are many networking groups available based on countless interests or origins. For children there are educational programs and entertainment like Storybook Gardens, Public Libraries, Museum London, Children’s Museum, and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club Of London. Other family activities of interest are Eldon House, Fanshawe Pioneer Village and Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
Check out our Utility Checklist to make sure you get everything set up for move in day! You may also be interested in health care options if you’re moving from another city or province. You can visit the Health Care Connect website to get started!
Professionals Moving to London:
Are you moving to London, Ontario for a job? You’ll be happy to know there are plenty of resources in London for professionals to network and meet others in the area with similar interests. One of these groups is the London Business Networking group. Learn about others businesses and expand your clientele, as well as your social networking group. Another great resource is Meetup.com! You can find groups of people interested in the same things you are such as game development, scrap booking, languages, and even meditation! Interested in sports? Join the Forest City Sport & Social Club. There’s many great things to do in London, and plenty of great people to do it with!
If you’re new to the city and are relying on public transit to get to your new job, check out the Interactive City Map to plan your route. Don’t forget to download the LTC app.! Planning to drive? If your new career is downtown London, Ontario, consider the Park and Ride Pass!
By Kate Veinot
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