Western OntarioWestern Ontario
is a region of Ontario
centred on London, Ontario
. It extends north to south from Lake Huron
to Lake Erie
, and east to west roughly from Kitchener
. Other cities in the region are Ingersoll
, St. Thomas
, and Woodstock
. Western Ontario is not now strictly speaking in the west of Ontario, but it is in the west of the original territory of the province.
It is a prosperous agricultural region whose chief crops are tobacco, sweetcorn, soybean, and winter wheat. Dairy and beef farming and the breeding and training of standardbred horses are also important industries.
The University of Western Ontario is in London.