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Who will your neighbours be? What kind of home will you live in? Will your children receive they education they need to stay ahead in the world? St. Thomas offers a wonderful blend of cultures, ethnic groups, Canadian open-mindedness, home styles and education choices that is second to none. You can create a lifestyle here that is unique to you and your family.
Here are some demographic, housing and education details that give you the full menu of what’s here.
Who Lives Here
Listed below are selected population characteristics for the City of St. Thomas. These figures derived from 2011 Census data and are intended as an overview of community demographics.
The St. Thomas and area housing market has experienced exceptional growth in recent years. This growth is the result of three key features;strong industrial growth, attractive housing prices, and a low cost of living.
St .Thomas continues a marketing campaign promoting ’25% more life’. The campaign is based on an average cost of housing, construction and cost of living figures that provide proof of lower costs of living in St. Thomas (an average of 25% lower, depending on variables measured).
Serviced residential lots remain available as well as plans for many more single residential lots in separate developments around the City.
The following information has been gathered from the London St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR), as it relates to the St. Thomas market. Current market prices for four classes of housing in St. Thomas, based on the descriptions below, are shown in the accompanying table.
Average Housing Costs
Education in the province of Ontario is governed by some of the highest standards in the world. Children may receive instructional education from Public School Boards, Separate (Catholic) School Boards, Private Schools, and home schooling.
The principal providers of education in St. Thomas are the Thames Valley District School Board (Public) and the London District Catholic School Board.
The table below indicates the level of education in St. Thomas for the portion of the population that is over 15 years of age. It is important to remember that a significant portion of the population with education consisting of Grades 9-13 ,without a certificate, are currently enrolled in secondary school but have not yet graduated.
St. Thomas is home to the new Algoma at St. Thomas University. Algoma at St. Thomas is a unique learning opportunity for students who wish to learn their first two years of their Bachelor of Arts degree while living at home. Unlike traditional programs Algoma at St. Thomas offers a “block” approach to learning. You will learn in small supportive classes that afford you more time with your professors. This progressive method allows you to focus on one course at a time. Courses are taught in three-week blocks. After one or two years you will continue your education at Algoma University’s main campus in Sault Ste. Marie.