8 Things To Do in St. Thomas City

As real estate projects grow, residential and commercial spaces are up for grabs. Whether it will be used as a home or for business, the location is one of the first things that should be considered before going all in for it.


Our team, Ontario Land and Properties, has several spaces available for lease and rent in the beautiful city of St. Thomas. It’s more or less two hours away from Toronto, located in Southwestern Ontario. It is said to be the seat for Elgin County although it is independent of the county. It’s part of the London Census Metropolitan Area.


So what’s in St. Thomas City and why should you choose to move or set up your business there? Here’s a list of things you can do and places to see in this exciting new environment!

(Our source is: https://www.railwaycitytourism.com/to-do.html — you can check more details here)


  1. 1. Immerse yourself in Arts & Culture and appreciate the creations of talented individuals.  There are a display of paintings and sculptures, an array of gift shoppe items, books, and other things.
  • St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre – 301 Talbot Street St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1B5
  • Dotsy’s Costume Shop – 111 Ross Street, St. Thomas On N5R 3X8
  • Backroading Elgin – (https://www.railwaycitytourism.com/uploads/2/1/4/9/21492992/2014colourmap.pdf )
  • Cultural Maphttp://www.stthomasculture.ca/
  • St. Thomas Public Library – 153 Curtis Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3Z7
  • Little Red Mitten – 86 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1A5
  • Medlyn Stained Glass & Jewellry Studio – 643 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1C9
  • Murals – Talbot Street, Elgin Street, First Ave
  • Princess Ave Playhouse & the Elgin Theatre Guild (40 Princess Ave, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 3V5)
  • Romantic Designs Studio – 120 Wellington Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 2R4
  • Village Collective – 46329 Sparta Line, St. Thomas, Ontario N0L 2H0


  1. Visit downtown and spend your day like a local. Shop for fresh produce and meat, visit heritage places, and eat in local cuisines!


  1. Take a trip down history lane with the Heritage & Museums. Here’s a list of places with their addresses which you can pay a visit and discover a lot more about the stories of the past.
  • CASO Station – 750 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1E2
  • City Hall – 545 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3V7
  • Courthouse – 4-8 Wellington Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 2P2
  • Dowler-Karn Museum – 43841 Talbot Line, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3S7
  • Elgin County Museum – 460 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 5V1
  • Military Museum – 30 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1A3
  • Old. St. Thomas Church – 55 Walnut Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 2Y7
  • Princess Ave Playhouse – 40 Princess Ave St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 3V5
  • Elgin County Railway Museum – 225 Wellington Street St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 2S6


  1. Visit Jumbo (St. Thomas is the home of Jumbo)

Did you know that St. Thomas City is the home of Jumbo? This lovable elephant is said to be the star of P.T. Barnum’s “Greatest Show on Earth”  which have brought the largest crowds in the history of the circus. Don’t forget to bring your phone for a quick selfie with Jumbo!


  1. Stroll around parks and be one with nature. Breathe some fresh air and take a walk!
  • Athletic Park – 87 George Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 2L4
  • Dalewood – 10518 Dalewood Rd. St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3
  • Dan Patterson – 11500 Highbury Ave, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3
  • Pinafore Park – 95 Elm Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 1H7
  • Springwater – 8079 Springwater Rd. Aylmer, Ontario  N5H 2R4
  • St. Thomas Elevated Park – Talbot and Sunset , St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Trail Guideshttps://www.railwaycitytourism.com/trails.html
  • VA Barrie Park – 68 Sunset Drive St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Waterworks Park – 2 South Edgeware Rd, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3H4


  1. Shop ’til you drop and get yourself some souvenirs you could keep or give away!
  • Arts & Antiques
  • Clothing & Jewellery
  • Downtown Shopping
  • Shopping District & Malls
  • Specialty Shops
  • Toy Stores & Children’s Clothing


  1. Go for sports & recreation. Keep up an active lifestyle and choose from the various activities you can do around St. Thomas! For more details, you can visit the website mentioned above.
  • Active Elgin
  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Community Recreation
  • Curling
  • Disc Golf
  • Jackpot City
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Raceway Park
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Sports Centres
  • St. Thomas Stars
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • YMCA
  • Whistlestop Trail


  1. End the day with a spa & wellness treat
  • Cedarhurst Salon and Spa – 76 Talbot Street
  • Dragonfly Salon and Spa – 114 Centre Street
  • Elements – 330 Talbot Street
  • Enjoy the Journey Yoga – 456  Talbot Street
  • Hair, Body & Soul Day Spa – 757 Talbot Street
  • The Peaceful Path – 30 Woodworth Ave
  • Retreat Day Spa – 133 Curtis Street
  • Serenity Now Massage Therapy – 84 Talbot Street
  • Simply Divine Eurospa – 51 Riverband Drive
  • Spice Spa – 542 Talbot Street
  • Tru Hot Yoga – 459 Talbot Street
  • Wildflowers Wellness – 42338 Fruitridge Line
  • The Wellness Room – 141 Wellington St.
  • White Feather Spa – 550-A Talbot Street
  • The Yoga Studio – 456 Talbot Street


If you’re looking for a place to live or a commercial space to set up your business in, St. Thomas City is the place to be. Ontario Land and Properties has both residential and commercial spaces up for grabs. We have up to 18,000 SF of commercial and office spaces for your business. On top of that,  we also have several upscale apartments that you can call your home!

Things To Do