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Encyclopedia > St. Thomas, Ontario
St. Thomas, Ontario
Circus mural with Jumbo on the northwest corner of the Manitoba St. and Talbot St. intersection.
Motto: Strength through progress
Coordinates: 42°47′58″N 81°12′52″W / 42.79944, -81.21444
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Elgin County
Urban area
Settled 1810
Incorporated 1852 (Villige)
  1861 (town)
1881 (city)
Government
 - Mayor Cliff Barwick
 - Governing Body St. Thomas City Council
 - MPs Joe Preston (CPC)
 - MPPs Stephen J. Peters (OLP)
Area
 - City 35.48 km² (15.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 36,110
 - Density 1,017.7/km² (2,669.8/sq mi)
 - Metro 457,720
  Census division population: 81,553
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span N5P, N5R
Website: City of St. Thomas

St. Thomas is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is the seat for Elgin County and gaining its city charter on March 4, 1881. photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran St. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ontario. ... Elgin County is a county and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This is a list of reeves and mayors of St. ... The St. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... Joseph Joe Preston (born June 14, 1955 in Chatham, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and Conservative Member of Parliament representing Elgin—Middlesex—London riding. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... A Legislative Assembly in some parts of the Commonwealth refers to a legislature, or a chamber of the legislature. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centre-left provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Southwestern Ontario is a region of the Canadian province of Ontario, centred on the city of London. ... Elgin County is a county and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

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History

The city, located at the intersection of two historical roads, was first settled in 1810. It was named the seat of the new Elgin County in 1844 and was incorporated as a village in 1852, as a town in 1861, and as a city in 1881. 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Elgin County is a county and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Jan. ... In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Life-sized Jumbo statue
Life-sized Jumbo statue

In the late 19th century and early 20th century several railways were constructed through the city, and St. Thomas became an important railway junction. A total of 26 railways have passed through the city since the first railway was completed in 1856. It has earned the title of the "Railway Capital of Canada." In the 1950s and 1960s, with the decline of the railway as a mode of transportation, other industry began to locate in the city, principally primary and secondary automotive manufacturing. photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran St. ... photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran St. ... This article is about the historic elephant named Jumbo. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ...


Jumbo (the elephant) died here on September 15, 1885, when a train crashed into him. There is a life-sized commemorative statue that was erected in 1985, on the centennial of Jumbo's demise. This article is about the historic elephant named Jumbo. ...


The city was named after Thomas Talbot who helped promote the development of this region during the early 19th century. Colonel Thomas Talbot (July 19, 1771 — February 5, 1853) was born at Malahide Castle in Ireland. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Government

Cliff Barwick is the current mayor of St. Thomas. The City Council consists of the mayor and seven Aldermen, all elected at large.


Demographics

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Education

Fanshawe College has a campus in St. Thomas. Catholic schools are controlled by the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) and public schools are controlled by the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB). There are two independent Christian schools, St Thomas Community Christian School and Faith Christian Academy. Fanshawe College is a large community college in London, Ontario, Canada. ... London District Catholic School Board ... // Public spending on education in 2005 Public education is education mandated for or offered to the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ... The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) is a public school board in southwestern Ontario. ...

School name Type Grades № students
Arthur Voaden S.S. public 9–12 670[2]
Balaclava St. P.S. public JK–8 200[2]
Central Elgin Collegiate Institute public 9–12 767[2]
Edward St. P.S. public JK–6 152[2]
Elgin Court P.S. public JK–6 413[2]
Elmdale P.S. public JK–6 135[2]
Fanshawe College
Forest Park P.S. public JK–6 675[2]
Homedale P.S. public 7–8 546[2]
Locke's P.S. public JK–8 453[2]
Monsignor Morrison Catholic JK–8 480[3]
Myrtle St. P.S. public JK–6 211[2]
New Sarum P.S. public JK–8 453[2]
Parkside C.I. public 9–12 940[2]
St. Gabriel's C.S. Catholic K–3
St. Joseph's H.S. Catholic 9–12
St. Raphael's C.S. Catholic 4–8 305[3]
Scott St. P.S. public JK–8 236[2]
Southwold P.S. public JK–8 626[2]
Wellington St. P.S. public K–6 300[2]
  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o As of 2003-10-30, obtained from the TVDSB website.
  3. ^ a b As of 20042005 school year, obtained from the LDCSB website.
  • Abbreviations: C.I. = Collegiate Institute; C.S. = Catholic School; H.S. = High School; P.S. = Public School; S.S. = Secondary School

Arthur Voaden is a secondary school, located at 41 Flora Street in St. ... Central Elgin Collegiate Institute is the largest of three public secondary schools in St. ... Fanshawe College is a large community college in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Parkside Collegiate Institute is one of the three secondary schools in St. ... St. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Media

St. Thomas has several media outlets based in the city. The St. Thomas Times-Journal is the city's newspaper, owned by Bowes Publishers. Rogers Cable has a local cable television channel. A low-power FM radio station — VF8016, 90.1 MHz — broadcasts religious activities from Faith Baptist Church of St. Thomas. The St. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ...


CFHK-FM, branded as 103.1 Fresh FM, is also licensed to St. Thomas, although its programming largely targets the larger London market. CFHK-FM, or Fresh FM, is a radio station owned by Corus Entertainment and transmitting from St. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ...


Although the city does not have its own television station, Industry Canada has allocated channel 33 for future use in St. Thomas.


Parks

There are two major parks in the city: Pinafore Park in the south, beside Pinafore Lake; and Waterworks Park in the north, which is straddled by Kettle Creek and the Waterworks Reservoir nearby. Kettle Creek is a creek in Elgin County in southwestern Ontario which empties into Lake Erie at Port Stanley. ...


The Trans Canada Trail goes through St. Thomas, with a pavilion located in Jonas Street Park. Trail in BC Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Fredericton, New Brunswick The Trans Canada Trail is a proposed 18 078 km-long trail in Canada. ... A free-standing garden pavilion, Hofgarten in Munich, Bavaria In architecture a pavilion (from French, pavillon) has two main significations. ...


Notable residents

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External links

Destinations from ST. THOMAS
Strathroy
via Highway 4 and Highway 402
London
via Highbury Avenue
Belmont
via Highway 3
Sarnia
via Highway 4 and Highway 402
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Aylmer
via Highway 3
Chatham
via Highway 4 and Highway 401
Port Stanley
via Highway 4
Port Bruce
via Highway 3 and Elgin County Road 73

 
 

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