St. Thomas is known as “The Railway City”. A total of 26 railways have passed through the city since 1856. Choo-choo!
Oscar-nominated actress Rachel McAdams and NHL hockey star Joe Thornton are both St. Thomas natives. Fame!
St. Thomas has the sad distinction of being the place where Jumbo the Circus Elephant passed away. Said to be the world’s largest elephant at the time, Jumbo was struck by a locomotive on September 15, 1885. Big loss.