Carling London Ontario homes for sale
The Carling district stretches from the Thames River in the north to the CN train tracks in the south, east of Adelaide St. The district’s name comes from the prominent London businessman and politician John Carling, who started the Carling Brewing Company and represented London in both provincial and federal governments around the time of confederacy.
The district is home to the Wolseley Barracks, established in the 1880s when London’s original military base was moved to make way for Victoria Park. Once officially known as Canadian Forces Base London, the base has since downsized with some of the buildings being torn down to make way for new residential development. The barracks are still used to house the Area Support Unit London as well as the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum. The barrack’s recreation centre was taken over by the City of London and converted into the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre housing a community centre, fitness centre, large gymnasium and aquatic centre. Also located onsite is the Wolseley District Skateboard Park, playground and community garden. Carling Arena, a double pad rink and community space, is also located within this planning district.
Sir George Ross Secondary School, Gabriel-Dumont French Secondary School, Mgr Bruyere Catholic French Secondary School, Bishop Townshend Public School, Knollwood Public School, Northbrae Public School, Sir John A. MacDonald Public School and Blessed Sacrament Separate School are all located within the Carling planning district.
The northern portion of the district is found the Kipps Lane neighbourhood which has direct access to the north branch of the Thames River and the Kilally Meadows Environmentally Significant Area with walking trails available for local residents. Ed Blake park on Barker St. just north of Huron St., which recently underwent significant redevelopment and now has a splashpad, multi-purpose sport pad, pathways and plantings.
The neighbourhood south of Huron St. is known as Merwin Heights/Bellwood Park with a lot of small wartime bungalows and smaller post-war ranch homes. St. Peter’s Cemetery is found in the middle of this neighbourhood.
Friends of Ed Blake Park
North East London Community Engagement
LUSO Community Services
London InterCommunity Health Centre