Tempo, Ontario

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Tempo
Settlement
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Southwestern Ontario
Municipality London
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Coordinates 42°51′24″N 81°16′40″W / 42.85667°N 81.27778°W / 42.85667; -81.27778Coordinates: 42°51′24″N 81°16′40″W / 42.85667°N 81.27778°W / 42.85667; -81.27778
Timezone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)
Area code 519, 226
Location of Tempo in Ontario

Tempo is an unincorporated place in the city of London in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.[1] It is located just south of the community of Lambeth at interchange 177 of Ontario Highway 401 with the former Ontario Highway 4.

History[edit]

Tempo originally was a village in Westminster Township, Middlesex County.[2] It had a post office until it closed in 1913.[3] Most of the village was demolished in the 1950s during the construction of Highway 401. There was one church, called Tempo Presbyterian Church,[3] which opened in the mid-19th century and closed down in the first decade of the 21st century. The building still stands, as the Rose Chapple, a wedding venue.

Education[edit]

Children who live in Tempo attend primary school in Lambeth.

Economy[edit]

Farms in the area are mostly cash crop, and a few cash crop/livestock mixed farms. The livestock raised are cattle and sheep, and the main grown crop are corn and beans. There are two farmer's markets in Tempo, Farmer Jack's and Thomas Brothers Market, both of which sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with local meats.

There also is a Best Western hotel south of Highway 401 interchange.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tempo". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Map of The Township of Westminster, Middlesex County" (JPG). 1880 Map of Ontario Counties - The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project. McGill University. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  3. ^ a b Grainger, Jennifer (2002). Vanished villages of Middlesex. Natural Heritage Books. pp. 234–238. ISBN 9781896219516. OCLC 746470066. Retrieved 2012-06-10.