Geographical Boundaries:

Carling is a neighbourhood in North East London, ON. It's bound by the Thames River (North), Highbury (East), CN Rail tracks (South), and Adelaide (West).

Mel's Insights:

London's original military based was moved from Victoria Park in the 1880s to the Carling neighbourhood, where it also experienced a downsize to the Wolseley Barracks. Today, it is home to the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum and serves as housing for the local Area Support Unit. With a strong tie to the military history, the houses in the neighbourhood are mostly made up of cute post-war homes and wartime ranchers. The homes are smaller and clustered together more than some neighbourhoods in London, but lend to the close-knit community feel that founded the area and is still present today. Carling is also home to a selection of newer homes, adjacent to the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre (which has an indoor swimming pool in addition to an array of community centre facilities and services). a large park next to the community centre is home to a popular summer splash-pad.

There is plenty of access to nature and walking trails in the Carling, with Kilally Meadows (an environmentally significant area) being located at the top of the neighbourhood's district boundaries. It is a 146 hectares in size and has 11 kilometers of trails that wind in and out of forested areas and follow the Thames River at various spots.

In addition to the community centre, the Carling neighborhood is also popular amongst families because of the number of school in the area. It is home to the following schools:

Gabriel-Dumont French Secondary School

Bishop Townshend Public School

Knollwood Public School

Sir John A. MacDonald Public School  

Blessed Sacrament Separate School

Monseigneur Bruyere Catholic French Secondary School

Northbrae Public School


Quick Facts (courtesy of the City of London)

- 18,920 people, live in Carling, almost 1 percent more than in 2006.
- 43 percent of the 8,550 households are home owners.
- Half of households have an annual total income greater than $42,272.

CLICK HERE to check out the City of London's Neighbourhood Profile for a more in-depth look at the statistics of Carling.

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