Located in Southwestern Ontario London is Ontario's 6th largest city and the 11th largest city in Canada. London is home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and several hospitals making it a magor center for health care and education.
While the economy in London is centred around education, medical research, insurance, and information technology, the city is also host to a number of musical and artistic exhibits and festivals, which contribute to its tourism industry; including: Sunfest, the Home County Folk Festival, the London Fringe Theatre Festival, the Expressions in Chalk Street Painting Festival, Rock the Park, Western Fair, the London Ontario Live Arts Festival (LOLA) and The International Food Festival. The London Rib-Fest, where barbecue ribs are cooke and served, is the second largest barbecue rib festival in North America.Pride London Festival is the 11th largest Pride festival in Ontario. Sunfest, a World music festival, is the second biggest in Canada after Caribana in Toronto, and is among the top 100 summer destinations in North America.
Located at the junction of Highway 401 and 402, London is connected to Toronto, Windsor, and Sarnia. It also has an international airport, train and bus station. London has a number of parks; Victoria Park in the downtown area is a major centre of community events. Other major parks include Harris Park, Gibbons Park, Fanshawe Conservation Area (Fanshawe Pioneer Village), Springbank Park, and Westminster Ponds. The city also maintains a number of gardens and conservatories.