Wortley Village

Coordinates: 42°58′12″N 81°15′06″W / 42.9699652902°N 81.251554866°W / 42.9699652902; -81.251554866
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Wortley Village
Country Canada
Province Ontario
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 11)
 • Administrative bodyLondon City Council
 • CouncillorSkylar Franke
254 m (833 ft)
 • Total15,525
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Eastern Time Zone)
Area code(s)519, 226

Wortley Village is a neighbourhood of London, Ontario, Canada.[1][2][3][4] It was originally a suburb of London and was annexed to London in 1890.[5] Wortley Village is home to many heritage properties.[2] The homes in the neighbourhood range from cottages and ranches to mansions.[5] The village is home to the London Normal School, an Ontario heritage building and former teachers' college that now serves as the regional headquarters of the YMCA in Southwestern Ontario and the village's central and most iconic landmark.[6] The main thoroughfare through the Village is Wortley Road, along which many businesses are situated.

Normal School in May 2021

The village is known locally for hosting the annual Gathering on the Green, a popular festival in which vendors set up stands in the park at Normal School, commonly referred to as the Green.[7] Additional community events that take place in the Village include Halloween in the Village, Christmas in the Village, and Wortley Pride on the Green.


  1. ^ "Wortley Village - London, Ontario Neighbourhood". Virtuerealty.ca. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  2. ^ a b Tausky, Nancy (September 2014). "Wortley Village-Old South Heritage Conservation District" (PDF). London CA.
  3. ^ "Old South Business Association |". Oldsouthba.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). www.london.ca. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b Carruthers, Dale (2013-08-12). "Old South is in the running as one of the country's favourite neighbourhoods | The London Free Press". Lfpress.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  6. ^ "HistoricPlaces.ca - HistoricPlaces.ca". www.historicplaces.ca. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  7. ^ "Old South Business Association | Village Events". Oldsouthba.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-22.

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