St Thomas is a city in southern (southwestern), Ontario, Canada. It is the seat for Elgin County and gained its city charter on March 4, 1881. St. Thomas has a rich history of late 19th- early 20th century architecture. Notably these include the Elgin County Court House, Wellington Street public school, and its city hall, all designated heritage properties and all designed by former resident Neil R. Darrach.

St. Thomas had a population of 36,110 people in the 2006 census.

The local economy has been dominated by automotive manufacturing, with two plants operated by Magna, the Ford St. Thomas Assembly in nearby Talbotville, and the Sterling Trucks plant. However, the recent global recession that impacted the auto sector ultimately trickled down to the city; the Sterling plant closed in March 2009, and the Ford plant is set to close in 2011.


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