London is a city with a population close to half a million, located in South Western Ontario, halfway between Detroit and Toronto. London, Ontario sits on the forks of the river, you guessed it, Thames.
London became a village in 1826 and incorporated as a city in 1855. According to Wikipedia, London's economy is dominated by medical research, locomotive production, insurance, and information technology. London is home to the University of Western Ontario - a major international education centre and one of Canada's oldest universities. University of Western Ontario spreads on a large green area along the banks of the Thames River.
London, also known as Forest City, has plenty of parks and green areas including the Victoria Park located in the downtown and the Springbank Park with its popular Storybook Gardens.