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St. Thomas (Ontario)

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St. Thomas (Ontario)

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St Thomas[4] is a city in Southwestern Ontario.

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

  • Enterprise Car Rental, 1105 Talbot St., [5]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Jumbo The Elephant, 76 Talbot St., [6] The principal claim-to-fame for St. Thomas Ontario is that it was where the famous elephant, Jumbo, met his death in 1885 after being hit by a train. You can see the statue commemorating this, and visit the caboose museum beside it to learn more.
  • Public Art Gallery, 301 Talbot St.,[7] Featuring local artists.
  • The Old English Church, Walnut Street, [8]. Take a tour of the oldest Church in the area, it is surrounded by an eerie graveyard, and there is plenty of local lore and tales of haunting to intrigue you.

Do[edit][add listing]

St. Thomas Dog Walker's Association
  • The Elgin County Railway Museum, Wellington Street [9] Housed in the historic Michigan Central Railroad Shop.
  • Day Out With Thomas, Memorial Arena on Wilson Ave [10] Kids can take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Pinafore Park, Elm Street [11] Hosts many events, including Festival of Lights and live music, as well as an aviary and a sanctuary for wildlife (swans and Tito the deer).

Pinafore Park

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Diamonds & Toads, Talbot St., [12] Shabby-Chic design, DIY classes, refinished furniture & chalk paint.
  • Annie Thingz, 495 Talbot St., [13] Chalk paint, furniture, antiques.
  • Antiques on the Side, 791 Talbot St., [14] Antiques, vintage treasures, buy & sell.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Beanery Restaurant, Talbot St., [15].
  • Lotus Thai, 295 Talbot St., (519) 633-9966, [1].  edit
  • Legends Tavern, 600 Talbot St., [16] A local staple, serving food and drink. Live music most weekends.
  • St. Thomas Roadhouse, 837 Talbot St., (519) 637-2220, [2]. $$.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Quai du Vin Winery, just outside St Thomas, [17]. Great place to visit - don't miss their "Reds, Whites and the Blues" Wine and Music Festival in August 2008.
  • Railway City Brewing Company, in downtown St.Thomas [18] at the corner of St.Catherines Street and Curtis Street, just behind City Hall. Brewery Tours available, with samples of our finest. Brewers of Fine Ales including our Iron Spike Blonde and Iron Spike Amber.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Comfort Inn, 100 Centennial Ave., St. Thomas, ON, [3].  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Elgin Arts Trail, [19]
  • Port Stanley, [20] A 15 minute car ride from St. Thomas, Port Stanley is a quaint beachside town with plenty to do and see. Be sure to visit the legendary Mackie's restaurant, and listen to live music at the Pierside Pub or G.T.'s on The Beach!

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