Moving to London (ON) from Montreal


Important information you need to know before you start your move to London from Montreal. London Ontario also known, as the Forest City is a city located in southwestern Ontario and north of the border of the United States. The city gets its name from the City of London located in the United Kingdom giving it a vast history dating back to the first settlement by Europeans in the early 1800s. Currently London has an approximate population of about 457 720 with the majority of the population speaking English as their first language followed next with French. The city of London has many different opportunities from education to employment.

If the city of London has caught your eye as a future home in the province of Ontario, with enough planning and research this can become reality. The distance from Montreal to London is approximate 721 kilometers, which can translate into 8 hours and 10 minutes of driving depending on speed of the vehicle. If taking the most direct route to London from Montreal you would travel along the Autoroute 720 West until merging onto Autoroute 20 west. Once crossing provincial borders into Ontario you will begin traveling along provincial highway 401 west.  The majority of your traveling will be on this highway taking you directly to the outer limits of the city of London. Equipping your trip with Ontario road maps or a GPS system will ensure you do not make any mistakes along the way. During your move to London from Montreal you will pass a number of cities after crossing the provincial border such as Cornwall, Kingston, Belleville, Port Hope, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto Cambridge, until finally making it to London.

The city of London offers a great amount of service when it comes to public and post secondary education. The public and secondary school systems are governed by four separate school boards, with an additional 20 private schools in the city.  One of the school boards is listed as the first French language school board, offering services to those who speak French as a first language in the city.

London is home to two post secondary institutions the university of Waterloo Ontario and Fanshaw College. Both these institutions offer programs in a variety of different fields of applied arts and technology.

London does have a public transit system run though the London Transit Commission. The LTC operates 38 bus routes throughout the city however is the only mode of public transportation in the city lacking rail services. Annually the LTC will service 19.1 million riders with 192 buses currently in their fleet.

When getting to one of the most important parts of a move, selecting a new home or apartment, often this can be challenging if not able to obtain the proper services before hand. The city of London offers many listings for apartments and homes within the city. The city of London does have a high record for population density compared to other cities within the province. Researching on local by laws and provincial legislation will prepare you when selecting a home with a rental agent or landlord. London does offer different types of units such as condos, townhouses, standard apartments and homes for rent or purchase.

The majority of new residents to a new city often find dwellings that are closer to public services such as hospital. The city of London does have a number of hospitals located in more then one area of the city making access to these services a breeze no matter the emergency. The most general hospital used by citizens of London would be St. Josephs Hospital located on Grosvenor Street. Depending on where you decide to live in the city its often a great idea to research how close you are to these services incase your health is an important factor in the family. These local numbers can contact the hospital or emergency services, +1519 646 6100 (Hospital), 911 (Fire Police Ambulance)

It’s always a great suggestion to visit the city in question prior to your destined moving date. Not only does this condition you and your family for the amount of driving involved, but also will get you acquainted with the city streets located in the city of London.  There are a number of affordable restaurants and accommodations available when visiting the city of London.  Citizens of London are considered food lovers and their restaurants often reflect that for a wide variety of cuisines.  No matter if you crave Caribbean, Cajun, or fine dining restaurants such as Michaels on Thames can be an excellent experience while visiting. Some popular hotels that are located in the city are very affordable no matter your desired amount of stay. Hampton Inn London, Homewood Suites London, offer some of the best experiences. The city is also home to many festivals throughout the year including the London International Children’s festivals, the London Ontario Live Arts Festival as well as the International food festival which hosts the London Rib Fest, the second largest rib fest in all of North America. No matter your season of visit to the city of London, the city ultimately offers a wide variety of cultural events and festivals for all ages involved.

Moving from Montreal to London can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Thus finding a reliable and experienced long-distance moving company is important when planning such a large move.

Finding a reliable mover in Montreal can give you the satisfaction and peace of mind keeping you focused on other tasks involved during the move. Selecting the right moving company or long distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move.

If you want to move your piano or pool table to London from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!

Selecting Montreal Economical Moving Service ALEX - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!


Good luck and happy moving!

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