City facilities including City Hall are closed to the public. Many services will remain available, but changes have been made to reduce the need for people to leave their home to access services.
When you move to London, Ontario or elsewhere in Middlesex County, you may be required to set up accounts for some essential utilities like hydro, gas, and water. There are also other services, such as cellular phones, Internet, and cable television, of which you may be interested.
London and Middlesex County are primarily served by two hydro companies, London Hydro and Hydro One, both of which deliver electricity to residents throughout the region. You will be required to have a hydro connection for your residence, but you may also want to be aware of what type of heating system you have. Electric heating will have an impact on your monthly bill.
Your residence may be heated by natural gas. In that case, you’ll want to reach out to Enbridge Gas, Inc., which services both London and Middlesex County.
In some cases you may be responsible for renting a water heater, or you may want to rent or purchase an air conditioning unit or furnace to heat your home. Reliance Home Comfort is the company responsible for London and Middlesex County.
There are a few options for those interested in cellular phones, cable or satellite television, or internet service, depending upon where you live.
Bell Canada and Rogers Communications are the largest providers of the aforementioned services and are responsible for much of the infrastructure in the region. However, there are a number of other companies available to you, should you wish to shop around. In London and Middlesex providers like Start and TekSavvy have sizeable Internet customer bases. In regards to cellular phones, there are also companies like Telus, Virgin, and a variety of discount carriers.
We strongly recommend that you do research in advance to find out the right carrier, service, and plan to meet your needs.